Decorating Your Small Balcony

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If you live in an apartment or condo and have a small balcony, you can create a beautiful space, no matter the size. You just have to decide, based on your available square footage, what your focus is.

By that I mean: Do you want to emphasize gardening, decor, furniture, etc.?

If your balcony is a decent size, you can have a little bit of everything. I found various sized balconies from across the web to showcase here.

With the balcony above, a table and two chairs take up the bulk of the space, looking out over the scenery below. It is reminiscent of a Parisian balcony.

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On this balcony, a neutral sectional was positioned along one corner to carve out the most seating space possible.

There are candles for nighttime ambiance and plants growing in containers. A small coffee table takes up minimal space, yet adds to the sophistication of this balcony.

The black and white color combo is elegant and relaxing on the eye.

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This small balcony has just enough room for potted plants and a small folding table in the corner, where there are even more plants and a watering can.

You can purchase similar wood tiles to cover ugly floor surfaces. The wood adds a bit of texture to this small space.

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This balcony evokes a cottage style. There is a comfy chair and a table covered with a tablecloth, which gives the space a cozy layered look.

Plants are scattered around the small space, as well as a tree and a cart with more plants. This resident also utilized the space on top of the balcony half-wall by attaching container plants there.

The wall display draws the eye up and the banner is a whimsical touch.

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This small balcony only has room for a few plants and a folding table with a watering can. However this resident took advantage of the vertical space and attached rectangular pots just above the outside wall to extend growing space.

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This balcony is quite welcoming with cozy comfy seating. To create privacy, trellises were placed on the outer wall.

This is a lovely space to lie down and read a book or take an afternoon nap.

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This patio, viewed from overhead, has a table surface for dining and seating. Plants abound, placed on the floor and attached to the outside of the balcony.

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This patio has more of an eclectic look. Plants are the big attraction here. There is a table with small plants and minimal seating

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This balcony was designed for privacy with curtains that are pulled back. Two wicker chairs look out over the balcony. A wall display echos similar colors with a dark frame for emphasis.

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I found this blue bistro table and chair set on Overstock.com. It looks quite pretty angled across this balcony. You can find it here. As of this writing, there is a special sale.

Wall displays hanging in an outdoor space are like paintings in a room. It is a way of taking advantage of every available bit of space, both horizontal and vertical.

Don’t neglect to decorate and utilize your small balcony, as it does extend your living space.

Whether you are a gardener, an entertainer, or just enjoy sitting outside with your coffee or tea, you will surely enjoy a well-decorated balcony.

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8 Comments

  1. They are all beautiful. Of interest to me are the wooden tiles. I have a patio and would like to cover the tiles we have with the
    Wood tiles.

  2. Isn’t it fun to see what people can do with a very limited balcony space? I love it! You found some really great examples here. Have a great night, Brenda! xo Diana

  3. All these balconies are lovely to look at as well as inspiration for decorating. They make me kind of wish I had a balcony! I do have a deck, though and any of these suggestions for decor could be applied there, I think.

  4. We have a tiny balcony like the first photo at our vacation rentals, with curvy wrought-iron railings and all. Just enough for two chairs (exactly like those) and a little table. I think we’ll add some flowers like geraniums or petunias–that can take the sun because it faces south–pretty soon. When the space is small, it’s best not to clutter.

    1. And you could add the little flower boxes that hook over the rail and have beautiful geraniums and other types in it.

  5. I love all of these balcony areas. AND, it really would not take a lot of money to do something like this. Go wild, I say! Buy everything when on sale, which happens a lot during the summer months when it comes to patio furniture.

  6. All are beautiful. I love to carpet an outdoor space. My husband does not especially if its on a deck as he hates the thought of the deck staying wet after a rain storm.