How to Choose the Perfect Sofa for Your Balcony

Do you need to relax and unwind? Run to your couch on the balcony! Oops, don’t have one yet? Then you need it! The sofa on the balcony is the best place to enjoy lazy moments and stay with your legs in the air.

And, of course, that we will help you choose the best sofa in the world for your balcony. Come and see:

How to Choose a Sofa for Balcony

Map the Location

Let’s start by mapping the space you have available on your balcony, the format it presents, and one more important thing: whether it is fully open or has closed and covered areas. If your balcony is open, it means that it is constantly exposed to the actions of the sun, rain, winds, cold, and heat. And all these climatic variations directly impact the decision between one type or another of the sofa.

But if the balcony is closed or partially closed, it is possible to opt for sofas with a structure and fabrics more similar to those used indoors. The size and shape of the balcony are also indicative of the type of sofa you should choose. But that is a topic for the next topic.

Big or Small, Round or Long?

A small balcony equals a small sofa, a large balcony equals a large sofa. This is the rule. Opting for a three-seat sofa in a small space can end up compromising circulation, functionality, and the comfort of the environment.

And if you place a small sofa on a large balcony, it will surely be out of proportion to space. Therefore, it is important to balance and dimension the sizes of the balcony furniture. The shape of the sofa also impacts the functionality and comfort of the space. A round balcony sofa, for example, is beautiful, but if the space is small it will end up causing more hassle than anything else.

A rectangular sofa can easily be leaned against the wall, freeing up a greater amount of free area.


Wood is undoubtedly one of the preferred materials for balcony sofas. This is because the material is naturally rustic, warm, and welcoming, perfect for relaxing and relaxing environments. It turns out that wood may not always be the best option, especially if your balcony is open and exposed to rain and sun. Wood over time tends to suffer from moisture and heat, as well as being a source for insects, such as termites. If you intend to use a wooden sofa for a balcony, know that you will need to carry out periodic maintenance on the furniture to keep it longer.

Natural Fiber

Natural fiber sofas are those made with straw, wicker, or rattan. They all have a very interesting rustic beauty and look great outdoors. More resistant than wood, natural fiber sofas can be exposed to the weather, but they also require periodic maintenance.

Synthetic Fiber

Synthetic fiber is a great option for those who want a sturdy, beautiful, and durable balcony sofa. Usually made with aluminum structure and plastic covering, this type of sofa mimics the appearance of natural fiber braiding.

In addition to being more resistant, they are also lighter, allowing you to switch places easily and whenever you need to.


Aluminum is another good option for those who need a sofa for an external balcony. This type of sofa is light, durable, and resistant, and can be exposed to all types of weather, including the beach. However, some people may have resistance to the use of the material, since the aesthetic options are more limited.


The iron balcony sofas are charming, romantic, and have a very cool retro touch. Tough, but not as durable, this type of sofa needs maintenance to stay beautiful for longer.

Colorful and Cheerful

The color of the balcony sofa is also an important detail. The tip here is to opt for medium tones, neither so light (they get dirty easily), nor so dark (which fade quickly). Orange, red, salmon, green, blue, yellow, in short, there is a multitude of colors for the sofa, you just need to choose the one that best suits the environment and the decoration proposal. Another tip is to opt for printed fabrics, so the outer area gains even more life and joy!











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