Category Archives: Outdoor Furniture

How to Choose Outdoor Patio Furniture for Condo Balcony or Terrace?

Condominiums or condos as they are called are the most convenient type of apartments people prefer to live in nowadays. They are becoming so popular in the big Canadian cities like Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal etc, that they have started selling like hot pancakes. Condos are usually quite affordable and hardly require any maintenance, everything is taken care of.

One of the challenges that condo dwellers seem to face is how to decorate their balcony or terrace when there is scarcity of space. Spaces in modern condos are often tight and that includes the outdoor patio space of the individual units. But it’s really not that big a deal if you know exactly what furniture to use. And then with a little imagination and creativity, you can turn your small balcony into a beautiful place. Here are a few things to be kept in mind.

Condo Balcony Patio Furniture

How to Choose the Appropriate Furniture that Suits the Balcony or Terrace:  If you are like most people and did not have the change for a million Dollar penthouse, your  condo balcony will most likely not be much larger than a stamp. And you cannot even think about accommodating a patio dining table or a trendy lounge, hm!?

So, time to exhale and do things wisely, saving you both time and money. First, inspect the layout of your space thoroughly and get the measurements of the balcony or terrace. It doesn’t take too long and after it’s done you are set to start choosing condo outdoor furniture according to your budget, lifestyle and taste. Keep in mind the type of condo that you live in. Is it modern like most new developments in downtown Toronto? Go with modern outdoor furniture!

Condo Balcony Bistro Set outdoor furniture


Furniture that looks best on the balcony of a modern condo: This is another question which tends to confuse people. But the answer, in fact, is simple. One of the most popular activities that people do on a terrace or a balcony is to eat meals or enjoy a morning beverage or an evening cocktail. Since the space is small options are limited. But a small bistro set is perfect to give that comfort and is also helpful for entertaining the guest. These bistro sets comprise of a bistro style table and some comfy chairs where you can just relax and enjoy  the company and – hopefully – the view. If your space allows it, you could even opt for a small outdoor bar set that can make an excellent hangout for family and friends.

outdoor wicker condo furniture

So, if the balcony of a condo can be decorated so stylishly with great furniture and a little effort, then who needs a bigger apartment?

This cool set of balcony furniture is by Beliani and fits everywhere.


Singing the Tired Old Patio Blues? – Modern Outdoor Garden Furniture to the Rescue

Is this what your backyard looks like?

garden and outdoor furniture in TorontoLet us face the facts here, if you have a look at the average garden in Toronto, you will find that the outdoor furniture used is pretty
standard and boring looking. Thank god, the furniture has been removed to take this photo!

What’s wrong with us, are we afraid to experiment with this area of our home? Is it to burdensome to put some effort into or decks and patios, or do some of us just not appreciate being outside? I surely wouldn’t if my patio looked like that. And at the same time I get it, we all live busy lives and sometimes it’s hard fitting in all these chores. But this year it will be different…

What if your patio were to look something like this?

modern outdoor furniture in gardenHold on! One step at a time. Before you win the lottery and buy this home, one thing to bring you a step closer to a dream backyard is modern garden furniture.

The difference is that a modern garden furniture style will bring sophistication and add a great value to your patio and home. Modern outdoor furniture will add something special to your home, so instead of being stuck indoors all the time, why not buy outdoor furniture for friends and family to enjoy.

The cool thing about this type of outdoor furniture is that there are hundreds if not thousands of designs to choose from; anything from bizarre to simple to elegant, which all looks great, even if you don’t have a multi-millionaire backyard.

While you are searching for outdoor furniture for your home you should always consider
the space you actually have outside and how much you can fit in with everything else
added in. Take measurements before you go shopping! Try not to ruin the effect by having nice modern garden furniture alongside some old plastic furniture, or trying to fit too many pieces, leave it some space.

Now get out there, throw out these ugly old hand-me-down chairs that your parents bought at a garage sale 20 years ago, and start shopping, it is your time to be creative after all!

7 Ideas for Patio Furniture Use in Winter

A lawn or garden decorated with stylish outdoor furniture adds extra splendor to a patio seating space, transforming your yard into a beautiful place to relax. We all love to spend time outside on patios throughout the year, but with the advent of winter, most of us either abandon our outdoor furnishings or pack up our patio furniture until summer is back. But winter doesn’t need to be a deterrent and in no way an indication to abandon the use of outdoor furniture.

Outdoor Patio fire-pit with furniture

It is true that the biting wind of a cold winter may prevent you from relaxing outdoors, but with proper arrangements, your outdoor patio space can be transformed into a cozy place despite the cold weather.

Using a Patio Heater:

      Make your winter evenings warm and comfortable by using a patio heater to protect yourself from the cold waves of winter. Patio heaters are easy to install and convenient to use. They can raise the outdoor temperature by up to 25 degrees, transforming your outdoor space into a cozy spot to enjoy the winter with family and friends. Please note, this is not the most ecological solution and frequent use of patio heaters can be a strain on your wallet.

Installing a Patio Fireplace:

      The larger size of an outdoor fireplace requires it to be installed in a particular location. Arranging patio furniture around an outdoor fireplaces is nice no matter what climate or season. The added ambiance to your patio makes outdoor lounging a real treat. Add a blanket, a cup of tea, and a book and you are good to go!

Placing a Fire Pit Table on your Patio:

      Fire-pit patio tables are quite en vogue these days. Adding a fire-pit patio table is a great way to warm you up and most of them look fairly stylish too. Fire pits are ideal for winter parties and get-togethers, however, the heat coming off of them is limited. Once again, add blankets for your guests and you’ll be fine.
Patio Wood fire pit table


Installing Wind Barriers:

              Winter winds can reduce the temperature on your patio by 10 degrees or even more, spoiling the cozy outdoor ambiance of your winter patio. Getting wind barriers made of bamboo or other light weight wood enables you to shield yourself from the biting winter wind.


Incorporating Good Lighting Features:

Installing patio lighting is a great way to illuminate your patio area in winter when the days are shorter and light becomes scarce. Soft and subtle lighting not only enhances the visual appeal of your patio but also allows you to spend more time on your deck and in your garden.

Choosing the right patio accessories:

The final and most important factor is to choose the right kind of patio accessories and furniture to enjoy the perfect winter outdoors. Selecting comfortable patio cushions and patio blankets is essential to shield your family and guests from wind chills. When choosing these accessories, make sure that the cushions and blankets are made from water resistant fabric. And remember, fall and winter are both great seasons to find a fantastic patio furniture sale.

With all these preparations you can surely enjoy the best our winters have to offer on your own deck or patio and offer your friends and guests a special treatment when the come over for a visit.


Outdoor Wicker Furniture Production

We get often asked, how wicker furniture is produced. Here is a little video that I found online that shows exactly that.

The production process is practically identical, whether we talk traditional wicker or all-weather resin wicker. The starting point is the construction of a frame, which then serves as the base for the wicker weave.

In the case of Beliani Outdoor Furniture, the frame is made from lightweight aluminum. The main advantage of this material is its resistance against corrosion. It is 100% rust free. The wicker fibers used are made from polyethylene. In an artful manner they are woven around the frame by hand. Skillful workers ensure that the weave is tight and does not shift over time.

Interested in seeing some of the outdoor furniture by Beliani?