We transformed this balcony using ideas you can easily apply to a small patio or other outdoor space. The first step was choosing properly scaled allen + roth™ furniture -- like this modest-size side table (#609685) paired with a loveseat and coffee table set (#609574). Their warm brown hues contrast with bright accents, including colorful resin pots (#606094, #606095, #606097, #606100, #606104) and a vibrant red plant stand (#606032).
Striped pillows (#605479) soften the space’s hard edges and add dramatic dashes of color. They also provide the lively palette we used to select other items -- including an allen + roth™ striped area rug (#505168) and the paint colors applied to the planter blocks on the wall. Check out these handy tips for maintaining outdoor furniture.
Burst of Blooms
We chose plants that provide a soothing green backdrop and subtle hints of color. Soft-pink pentas blooms complement our colorful decor but don’t compete with it.
The leaves of a majesty palm allow plenty of natural light through and recall the stripes of the rug and pillows.
Delicate feathergrass foliage shares space on a side table with low-maintenance jade and other succulents.
Add wow to a wall with these painted planter blocks. Built from poplar with drilled holes for air plants (which require no soil), they form a customizable art display you can hang inside or out.
Center of Attention
With its striking array of succulent plants, this centerpiece is also a conversation piece. Just spray-paint a terra-cotta saucer (#94461) in Valspar Dark Night. Fill it with soil and plants, then top with pebbles.