City Gardens, Terraces and Balconies

Create a gorgeous city terrace that will rival any backyard.

Photograph by Michele Lee Wilson Photography

If you are lucky enough to have an outdoor terrace or balcony in the city, it is about time you unleash its potential.

Brown Jordan, a luxury outdoor furniture manufacturer, believes that the first order of business for a terrace is to think of this space as an extension of your home’s living space – an outdoor room.

FlexWhether you are sitting on your roof terrace or enjoying a postage-stamp size balcony, breathe in the fresh air, feel the sunlight and decide how you want to use your outdoor space. Will you be dining outside with friends? Or do you just want a comfortable seat to drink your morning coffee? Decide how you want to use your space and pick furnishings that take you in that direction.

ParkwayThe first thing to consider is the size of your space. Larger terraces have room for separate zones. You might want one area for lounging and another for dining. You might even have room for a dedicated sunbathing space or garden. Think about how you want these zones to work together and what is a must-have.

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For a smaller space you need to be more strategic with your planning so that it doesn’t feel crowded. You might not have the luxury of different zones so it is even more important to decide how you want to use your space. Brown Jordan suggests that you consider multi-functional modular pieces that often have tables tied into the seating element. They can save space and instantly make your space look cohesive.

OscarGreenery is another key component to connect your terrace or balcony to the outdoors. Planters work perfectly as gorgeous room dividers. They fill empty corners and add privacy where you need it. When choosing a planter, consider how much space you have, the look you want to achieve and find a plant that’s a good match for the climate you live in.

Last but not least, don’t forget accessories. Add color and style with outdoor pillows, garden ornaments, ceramics, floral arrangements and more. These extra details will bring your space to life and pull together your design.

Excited to start redecorating your outdoor space? Visit and follow them on instagram @brownjordan1945 for more inspiration.