Décor & Design

Make Your Balcony More Fun This Summer (Win!)

May 28, 2023

No matter how small your deck, patio or balcony may be, it can be made more fun thanks to Views Balcony Bar: an outdoor bar top table made to fit standard railings that will elevate your morning coffees, work-from-home, happy hour and dinner dates. We chatted with co-founder Ashley Boey to learn more. —Vita Daily

When and why did you launch View Balcony Bar? 

We launched Views Balcony Bar in 2020 right before the pandemic as a space-saving solution for outdoor furniture for apartments and condos. We had moved to a small apartment in Toronto and had an even smaller balcony and knew there had to be a better way to decorate and experience our balcony so that it was an extension of our home. We wanted to create a product that boasted functionality and beauty and also brought a fun and unique way to experience your outdoor space. 

What niche were/are you aiming to fill?

Our niche is apartment and condo balconies. We create and curate quality, functional, and beautiful furniture and home goods that are timeless but also easy to move to your next home. Our products are versatile enough to start off in your condo and fit in your next condo or apartment, or even in your new home! 

What products do you currently offer, and what makes them unique?

We currently offer our iconic ‘Views Balcony Bar’, an outdoor bar table that takes up zero floor space by attaching non-permanently to your railing. We’ve expanded into complementary products such as stackable bar stools, and railing planters, and are soon launching our first line of lounge chairs and space-conscious side tables. All of our products fit within our goal of creating quality, space-saving/functional and beautiful pieces. 

When it comes to backyard/patio makeovers, especially in small spaces, what are some of your top design/reno tips?  

  1. Think about how you’re going to use your outdoor space before planning what goes in it. If you’re into hosting and entertaining, you’ll want some extra space for people to be able to mix and mingle while putting up some great drinks and food, our balcony bars are exceptional additions to your home for hosting! If you’re looking for something more cozy and private, think about creating a cozy nook with a few comfy chairs and a side table you can curl up in to watch the sunset. 
  2. Maximize every square foot of your small patio, so space-saving items that take up zero floor space, or take up space vertically can really help make your space feel bigger.  
  3. Add some greenery! An easy way to elevate your space is with a few patio-friendly plants. It brings a little more of the outdoors closer to home and creates a relaxing environment for you to unwind in. 
  4. Show off your personality. And you can always mix and match materials and colours; there’s no wrong way to decorate, just what makes you feel happy!

Final, person question: what’s your favourite way to enjoy your own View Balcony Bar?

Either a quiet moment in the morning with a coffee before the start of a busy day, or unwinding at night with a glass of wine looking out at the views.


Win! A $290 Balcony Bar Mini!

Congrats Jill P. of Kelowna, BC, who will receive a $290 Balcony Bar Mini! Please note: if you are the winner, you will receive a DM (direct message) in Instagram directly from @vitadaily.ca. Please be wary of fake accounts, which often use similar handles with an extra or missing letter, number or symbol. We will never ask for a payment or for your credit card number, and we will never ask you to click through a link. If you are unsure whether you have been contacted, via Instagram, by us or a fake account, email us before responding.


  1. Debbie Zyla

    May 29th, 2023 at 10:02 am

    This would be so useful and convenient.

  2. Joanne Halter

    May 29th, 2023 at 11:40 am

    Really enjoy a morning coffee on my deck and watch the birds.

  3. Rachel C.

    May 29th, 2023 at 11:55 am

    i like to sip some cocktails and hang out with my cat!


  4. Kevin

    May 29th, 2023 at 12:56 pm

    I like to have a coffee in the morning or a beer in the evening while enjoying the fresh air. @flightsimg

  5. Aayushi Singh

    May 29th, 2023 at 3:30 pm

    -> The balcony bar is perfect for us
    as we’re living in downtown
    with limited balcony space, this will be a great addition to our patio. With its compact design it optimizes the use of small outdoor areas
    -> Moreover, the balcony bar is not limited
    to serving drinks & food – it can also be
    transformed into a wonderful workspace
    providing a scenic view for our WFH .

  6. Elinor Schwob

    May 29th, 2023 at 4:56 pm

    Really enjoy my morning coffee and hearing the sounds of nature

  7. Myrna Johnson

    May 29th, 2023 at 5:21 pm

    Handy – for morning breakfast – quick lunch area for the kids – so many uses and options – great giveaway.

  8. Nikki L

    May 29th, 2023 at 10:58 pm

    This would be amazing for the tiniest balcony ever!

    IG @nlknlk

  9. Ammie

    May 30th, 2023 at 12:16 am

    Chill with friends, have drinks🍹 and dance 💃

  10. Mary Smith

    May 30th, 2023 at 4:26 am

    I like to BBQ on our patio and relax looking over the lake. My instagram is mksmith4

  11. Mary Smith

    May 30th, 2023 at 4:27 am

    Oh, I like to barbecue on my patio and relax looking over the lake.
    IG is mksmith4

  12. Gio Benavidez

    May 30th, 2023 at 8:49 am

    I love wind down and enjoy the view on my balcony! @giobenavidez

  13. Christine C

    May 30th, 2023 at 9:53 am

    What a great idea! Very useful, I know it would be for us!

  14. Debora M

    May 30th, 2023 at 10:38 am

    Love it. I think you could use it in any backyard scenario.

  15. David Smith

    May 30th, 2023 at 11:05 am

    I like to read or work on my balcony @coach_Daves9

  16. Lauren

    May 31st, 2023 at 12:24 am

    this would be such a beautiful addition to my new (and first) home! i love drinking coffee, working from home, reading, and catching up with friends over a bottle of wine and a meal on my balcony!


  17. David Smith

    May 31st, 2023 at 9:34 am

    I like having drinks with friends on my deck and patio. @coach_Daves9

  18. Stephanie Mac Isaac

    May 31st, 2023 at 10:42 am

    Barbecuing yummy food @stephaniemaisaac

  19. Anthony Smith

    May 31st, 2023 at 11:04 am

    BBQing and eating. @crazyalbertan9

  20. Jenelle Fraser

    June 1st, 2023 at 4:35 am

    I love having breakfast and entertaining guests on our balcony! @jenelleefraser

  21. Mary D.

    June 2nd, 2023 at 2:51 pm

    I like to read on my patio/balcony.

  22. Amanda 4

    June 3rd, 2023 at 4:18 pm

    I like to enjoy music, wine and conversation.

  23. Lianne Dearle

    June 4th, 2023 at 12:53 pm

    Enjoy the warm weather, BBQ and have a beer 🍻


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