Essential Tips for Decorating a Small Balcony
- Go minimal with furnishings – Stick to a few small plants, both flowering and evergreen, along with some choice accessories. Keep everything new and one color scheme to avoid clutter, especially on tiny balconies.
- Add some greenery – Potted plants, herbs, and even vertical gardens can help liven up a small balcony. Go for low-maintenance plants that don’t require a lot of sunlight.
- Utilize vertical space – Install wall-mounted planters, shelves, bike racks or other storage to take advantage of vertical real estate.
- Unify the flooring – Use interlocking wood deck tiles to instantly give your balcony an orderly, welcoming look. Tile, wood, or outdoor carpeting can make a balcony feel more like an extension of your indoor space. Choose materials made for outdoor use.
- Invest in a small table and two chairs – Just because the space is small doesn’t mean you can’t have somewhere to sit and relax. Opt for space-saving folding furniture like folding chairs, stools, and bistro sets, that can be stowed away to make room when needed.
- Add decorative elements like container plants, herbs, rugs, throw pillows and ottomans. Bamboo screens are great for adding privacy and a tropical vibe. From throw pillows to area rugs, a few choice decorations can help any balcony feel homey.
- String lights are a must, along with lanterns and candles to magically transform the space and can help create ambiance after dark.
- Create an outdoor office – If you work from home, a small desk or bistro table can transform your balcony into a functional office space.
- Have an outdoor kitchen – Add a compact grill, prep table, and storage for cooking, prepping and dining al fresco.
- Grow food – Take advantage of sunlight and limited space by gardening in containers and planters.
With a little imagination and effort, even the smallest balcony can become a comfortable oasis! Let me know if you need any other tips for maximizing your balcony.