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9 Balcony Ideas That Will Spice Up Your Outdoor Apartment Life

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Hey apartment dwellers! Need some balcony ideas to spice up your outdoor apartment life? Then I got your back!

9 Balcony Ideas That Will Spice Up Your Outdoor Apartment Life

Give a scan around your balcony. Well, what do you see? Just a table and a chair? How unfortunate!

Well, even on a tiny apartment balcony, you can actually create a comfortable place to relax and unwind.

But you could be asking yourself: where do I even start?

When beautifying your balcony, you have to first keep in mind the following points:

9 Balcony Ideas That Will Spice Up Your Outdoor Apartment Life

  • The balcony is usually smaller than your normal patio. Hence, when buying the balcony accessories, you have to keep in mind their sizes to ensure they don’t appear too bulky for your balcony.

Read Also: 7 Ways to Make your Patio Summer-Ready

  • To make you balcony décor procedure an easy one, you can decide to choose a theme and focus on it. I mean, would you want a modern or traditional or farmyard type of balcony? The theme of your balcony can largely be impacted by the design of your apartment. For example: a modern glass apartment will hardly look good with a farmyard-type of balcony.
  • Try some layering of colors, textures, and fabrics. For example: you can mix up the textures of your throw pillows and poufs, have some nice rugs around and even the cushions on your sofa.

The balcony, that small extension to your living space that offers you the possibility of viewing the outdoors right from your flat can be transformed into a tranquility spot with these 9 balcony ideas.

9 Balcony Ideas That Will Spice Up Your Outdoor Apartment Life

1. Have a small table

9 Balcony Ideas That Will Spice Up Your Outdoor Apartment Life

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Well, this is already a basic piece of furniture on almost everyone’s balcony but perhaps, you could play around with various designs and actually get a prettier one.

A nice café table creates such a nice café spot on your balcony.

Imagine enjoying a cup of coffee on your balcony with a view of the sunrise.

In fact, you can also enjoy dinner under the moon! So beautiful, right?

2. Add some foldable seats

9 Balcony Ideas That Will Spice Up Your Outdoor Apartment Life

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Your café table won’t be complete without the nice foldable seats.

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    Foldable seats make it very easy to store them aside especially if you’d want to create extra space on your balcony.

    Go for chairs that are lightweight so that you can move them around easily as much as they provide maximum comfort while sitting on them.

    3. You can even have a nested swing

    9 Balcony Ideas That Will Spice Up Your Outdoor Apartment Life

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    A nested swing is ideal where you don’t want to take the trouble of putting in hooks on the ceiling.

    This self-standing swing lets you cocoon in peace on your balcony.

    4. Or a balcony bench!

    9 Balcony Ideas That Will Spice Up Your Outdoor Apartment Life

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    Adding warmth to your balcony with a wooden old school bench can add personality to your balcony.

    It is comfortable even when you want to lay! Just add some pillows and reminisce.

    Anyway, there is plenty of balcony furniture and you can even go for other types of balcony benches.

    5. What about the shade?

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    Yes! Any time please!

    A nice shade will serve a lot of purposes. It will protect you from the summer heat and also, the rain!

    Good enough, shades are normally waterproof so you never have to worry about the rain dripping on you or the shade wetting up.

    All you will need to do is get that warm coffee and sip the mug dry!

    6. And some greens and flowers!


    Want to enhance the view of your balcony? The let the balcony serve its original purpose!

    This is actually having plants! Install planter boxes along the balcony railing where you can plant flowers.

    You can also hang the plants directly from your ceiling or along your walls or line your window cill.

    Plant as many greens and flowers as you can and you’ll even be luckier if your balcony gets plenty of sunlight during summer.

    A balcony garden has never disappointed anyone!

    7. Want some pendants too!

    9 Balcony Ideas That Will Spice Up Your Outdoor Apartment Life

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    9 Balcony Ideas That Will Spice Up Your Outdoor Apartment Life

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    Pendant lighting is the latest form of stylish lighting that you can have in your home.

    Radiate your balcony with some amazing pendant lights which will be so useful during the night.

    And since lighting is a crucial part in creating a homely feel, you’ll need some lights.

    Good enough, you can go for portable pendant lights in case you are warry about leaving your lighting outdoors.

    You can even string the lights up to turn your balcony into a magical hideaway!

    Watching the starry night while sipping some warm chocolate drink would be so welcome in a properly-lit balcony, right?

    8. Got to rock on a hammock


    Vacation vibes should not only be experienced on a patio! Even apartment dwellers like you can actually experience the vibe!

    And it’s simple! You can easily install a hammock on your balcony and watch it turn vacay-ready.

    9. Let me lay

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    So you thought that the outdoor daybeds are only meant for the patio, right? Well, you are mistaken!

    Depending on the size of your balcony, you can actually bring in a day bed, a hanging outdoor bed or a chaise lounge in order to create a good unwinding spot.

    Feel free to add some throw-on pillows for an extra dose of comfort.

    9 Balcony Ideas That Will Spice Up Your Outdoor Apartment Life

    Remember to also take advantage of the view that your balcony provides.

    Even if there isn’t much space on your balcony where you can include all these pieces of furniture, you can simply make it a scenic view spot.

    If you can see the city at night, then good for you!

    Get some photos for us to see. If you have access to the ocean from your balcony, then enjoy the cool breeze!

    9 Balcony Ideas That Will Spice Up Your Outdoor Apartment Life

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    Anyway, did you love these balcony ideas? And just how do you spice up life on your balcony? Would love to know the kind of furnishings you use?

    Please speak to us below…




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    1. The Nail Trip says

      Holiii !!
      I have a somewhat large balcony, and I thought this year to set up a relaxation area at ground level to read or entertain looking at the phone.
      Good day!!

    2. Laura Dove says

      We dont have a balcony here but I love the idea of adding in some colour! I love outdoor lighting too, if I had an apartment I would have string lighting up all year round!

    3. Amirah Ab says

      I have to admit, before this article I have a thing for my balcony as an extra storage, but that needs to be taken care of. Thanks to you

    4. Arun says

      We have a large balcony. And there is swing and some plants. I think I will add those pendant lights, they would look so pretty at night. Thank you, your post gave me so many ideas to improvise the look.

    5. Elena Toma says

      I don’t have a balcony anymore but I am having a garden now. Some of these beautiful and amazing ideas are working for smaller gardens as well and thanks so much for the inspiration !

    6. brie says

      Wow, I absolutely love the colorful balconies. I’m also really big into using lights to change a setting

    7. Razena says

      I have been wondering for the past 6 months what to do with my small balcony and your article has some lovely ideas. I love the small table and 2 chairs sets!

    8. Bree says

      These are all such lovely balcony ideas! I really love adding plants to our patio, it really brings it to life.

    9. vidya says

      cool ideas all.. and while we do not have a balcony, we do have our backyard and can use these ideas there

    10. Owen G says

      I love the use of contrasting colours on the balcony “designs”. They look chic and unique.

    11. Alexandra Cook says

      Great ideas, even bigger inspiration. Now I want to make a balcony makeover. Oh my!

    12. Mudpie Fridays says

      So many beautiful decors ideas here! I particularly love foldable seats – this has given me some great inspiration for my balcony. Thanks so much!

    13. Preet says

      I love these decor ideas. I’m a big fan of balcony in the home. It adds a nice visual, and it feels better to have live plants growing.

    14. Elizabeth O says

      All of the spaces shared offer something special that most would enjoy. I have a balcony at home and we plant flowers in pots in the summer and hang a bird feeder for flying visitors. Balconies are so versatile too.

    15. David Elliott says

      Foldable seats on a balcony are a must. And if you can get some small table to set something on while you are out there is nice as well.

    16. Rose Ann Sales says

      Wow, I love the nested swing idea. I wold really love to take a nap on my balcony but having my swing hooked somewhere is the major problem. Thanks for the wonderful idea.

    17. Chi Mpundu says

      My balcony is one of my favorite places to take pictures so I’ll definitely be incorporating some of these ideas ASAP

    18. Thomas Peterson says

      I liked the tip you gave of adding foldable seats to your balcony. I’ve been looking for ways to add a little life to my apartment’s balcony to make it a more livable space to enjoy. I’d love to get replacement chair covers for some folding chairs to give them a little bit of protection.

      • Dalene Ekirapa says

        Well said Thomas; you should actually do so. I love your idea on seat covers…that’s awesome! Foldable seats can be so space-savvy and you can find nice ones that will spice up your balcony too.
        Thank you!

    19. rachel frampton says

      I have been planning to beautify my Balcony, that’s why I’m currently looking for a service that may install a sturdy railing on my balcony stairs. I’m glad you shared this; I’ll make sure to choose accessories that won’t appear to bulky on my balcony. I’ll also keep in mind to mix up the textures on my throw pillows.



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