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Big Ideas For Small Balconies

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It’s always a plus if your house or apartment has a balcony, seeing as there are a few directions you could go with this. Namely, you could decorate your balcony in about a thousand different ways. However, if you’re stuck and you need a little inspiration on small balcony ideas, you have come to the right place! In this article, I will provide you with a few ideas so hopefully some of them might be a good fit for you and your outdoor space!

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small balcony with decorative lighting  and plants

1. Add some plants

For starters, a little greenery is never a bad idea. Not only will plants make your balcony very cozy and will they be a true delight to look at, but you will also have a lot of fun in the process of making your own small balcony garden. Furthermore, with greenery, the possibilities are truly endless. This can range from planting your own vegetables and fruits to decorating the balcony with all of your favorite flowers and plants. It all depends on your own style and preferences, thus a lot of variation is possible.

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2. Add a cozy sitting area

Nothing beats lounging around on your balcony when it’s a particularly sunny day. That’s why it would be really handful to design your own cozy little sitting area on your balcony. Thus, you could add a small table and a few chairs to create a cozy sitting corner for example. The best part about this is that you could design this area fully to your liking. And you could get really creative with this.

However, if you’re more the type to think about the box, you could also add floor pillows or a hammock, to just name a few examples. This way, you could add a bohemian touch to your balcony if you are into that. Most importantly though, this kind of sitting area doesn’t have to take up a lot of space, so if you only have a very small balcony, this could still be a great option for you.

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balcony trees with a small sofa as a sitting area

3. Use the walls of your balcony

If you don’t have access to a lot of space on the floor of your balcony, it might be a good idea to decorate the walls of your balcony as much as possible. Again, there are a few directions in which you can go with this. For example, you could try adding some trendy greenery to the wall or you could design a stunning balcony railing. An added plus with this decorating idea is that your balcony will appear to be slightly bigger if you leave some of the space on the floor untouched.

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cozy outdoor sitting place with a dog

4. Get creative with your balcony lighting

Moreover, lighting is a great way to add some color and coziness to your small balcony. You could try using theme lights to brighten up the balcony for example. Furthermore, you could add some fashionable lighting to the wall. Or you could hang different lampions to the ceiling of your balcony. If you’re looking for more concrete ideas, you could always try adding some string lights to the railing of your balcony. String lights are available in all kinds of shapes and colors, so you could really use this decoration tip to make your balcony truly your own.

It doesn’t matter whether you’re more the minimalistic type or more the type to go all-out. You could really use balcony lighting as a way to make your personal style very apparent in the way that you decorate your balcony.

All in all, nothing screams comfort and conviviality more than a balcony that uses lighting. But not just any one, only in the most creative and innovative ways possible.

green pillows and some flowers in balcony

5. Use wood for the floor of your balcony

Lastly, a lot of balconies are equipped with concrete floors. Therefore, if you really want to stand out with the design of your small balcony, try using wording flooring instead. This will immediately make your balcony appear cozier and less boring than would be the case with concrete flooring. More importantly, though, it will give your balcony some character. As a result, this decorating idea is very original if you’re looking to switch things up a bit.

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To conclude, these are all stylish and nice decorating ideas that can improve the overall appearance of your small balcony. However, you should keep in mind that the most important thing still is to just add your own style to your balcony. So, don’t be afraid to get those creative juices flowing!

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Melina Divani

Melina Divani is the owner and creator of Decoholic.org. Interior Design is her infinite passion without stop. Follow Melina on Instagram

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