6/13/15 6/13/15 POPSUGAR Living Shopping Guide Best Ikea Outdoor Furniture 8 Stylish Balcony Updates That Start at Ikea June 13, 2015 by Annie Gabillet 737 Shares Chat with us on Facebook Messenger. Learn what's trending across POPSUGAR. View in slideshow Decorating a small outdoor space presents many challenges. The furniture is often too big, too traditional, and too expensive. That's where your favorite affordable decor megastore comes in. Ikea has a surprisingly wide range of outdoor living solutions that are small, stylish, and refreshingly modern. Keep reading for the inspiration and specific products you'll need to take your patio or balcony to the next level! 1 Put Down Flooring Give your small patio a more finished feeling with floor decking ($35 for a pack of nine). Then, mix things up with a flat-woven rug ($60). Source: Ikea floor decking ($35 for a pack of nine). Then, mix things up with a $35 from ikea.com Buy Now flat-woven rug $60 from ikea.com Buy Now 2 Hide Some Storage The Applaro bench panels ($105) create seating and a place to store your blankets or extra goodies in a tight space. Source: Ikea Applaro bench panels $105 from ikea.com Buy Now 3 Secure Somewhere to Sit This table and chairs set for two ($99) won't break the bank. Top it with rustic vases, including a bottle with a stopper ($4) to give it a Provencal bistro feel. Source: Ikea table and chairs set for two $99 from ikea.com Buy Now bottle with a stopper $4 from ikea.com Buy Now 4 Pick a Color Scheme The Flaster chair ($50), bench ($75), and table ($89) all come in a modern gray. The neutral and uniform color scheme creates a canvas that enlarges the space and draws attention to colorful details like pillows and plants. Source: Ikea chair $50 from ikea.com Buy Now bench $75 from ikea.com Buy Now table $89 from ikea.com Buy Now 5 Define Your Dining Space The paper ceiling light ($20) defines the dining space and dresses the balcony up a bit. Who cares if the table is tiny? Source: Ikea paper ceiling light $20 from ikea.com Buy Now 6 Add Playful Lighting Ikea sells string lighting for an affordable price ($5 for a pack of 12), so you can go crazy. Source: Ikea 7 Go Green Turn your balcony into a garden with the help of Ikea's oversize self-watering plant pots ($20). You can grow herbs for your kitchen! Source: Ikea oversize self-watering plant pots $20 from ikea.com Buy Now 8 Amp Up the Coziness You don't need much space to fit a rocking chair ($129) and throw ($13). You'll be snuggling up with a good book even as the sun starts to set. Source: Ikea rocking chair $129 from ikea.com Buy Now throw $13 from ikea.com Buy Now Shopping GuideAffordable DecorOutdoor DecoratingIkeaIKEA Get Inspired With Our Living Newsletter You're subscribed! Sign Up For Our Newsletter Select topics that interest you Food Love and Sex Vegetarian Tech Home DIY Sign up with facebook By signing up, I agree to the Terms & to receive emails from POPSUGAR.