Decorating Your Apartment Balcony

Apartment balcony with flowers.

Apartment living has its pros and cons.  Private outdoor space can be considered both an advantage and disadvantage.  The advantage is no yard work.  The disadvantage is no yard.  Wherever you live, there is a desire to personalize the space, indoor and outdoor.  Living in an apartment is no exception.  Although apartment living does have its restrictions, you can put your claim on your own outdoor space by decorating the balcony.

An apartment balcony with potted plants.
A stylish balcony accented with roses (homedit)
An apartment balcony with furniture.
A very stylish apartment balcony (boguslavskysisters)
Apartment balcony with potted plants and white pillows.
A cozy apartment balcony (realhousedesign)

Although most apartment balconies have limited space, there is usually enough room for a small table and chairs.  Choose a small patio or bistro table that allows enough space for a pair of chairs.  Enjoying a meal on the balcony allows you to experience the outdoors in your own little space.

An apartment balcony with pink chairs.
Colorful furniture and accessories make this balcony fun (Pinterest)
An apartment balcony with a table and plants.
A simple folding tray table and comfy seating on this balcony (hotnick)
A table and chairs on an apartment balcony.
Stacking stools and a small table are perfect balcony additions (homedecoratingideasphotos)
An apartment balcony with a blue chair.
A simple chair and table for relaxing on the balcony (allputtogether)

If your balcony gets enough light during the day, you can start a container garden for fresh vegetables.  Tomato, pepper, cucumber and even squash grow quite well in containers.  You could also grow household plants, flowers or small shrubs on the balcony.

An apartment balcony adorned with potted plants.
A balcony garden (furnishburnish)
Apartment balcony with potted plants and wicker baskets.
Pretty potted plants accent this balcony (lushome)
A garden with many potted plants on an apartment balcony.
Balcony vegetable garden (savemod)

Hanging plants from the balcony roof provide a source of privacy as well as a fresh appeal.  Install window boxes or pot holders along the balcony railing and place colorful planters out for display.

Apartment balcony with table and chairs.
Balcony accented with plants (shelterness)
A colorful table and chairs on an apartment balcony deck.
Bright colors enhance this balcony (livingimpressive)

To make your apartment balcony more private, hang blinds or shades on the front and install a panel on the side if needed.  Lattice panels add great garden appeal, whereas solid panels offer more privacy.  Add softness and a touch of luxury with sheer curtain panels.

Apartment balcony with green pillows and a table.
Blinds provide privacy on balcony (diyhomedecorguide)
A furnished apartment balcony with plants.
Panel provides privacy (homedecoratingideasphotos.blogspot)
An apartment balcony with a wooden table and chairs.
A beautiful sunny balcony (digsdigs)

Place a rug on the balcony floor for added color, texture and comfort.  Lay wood tiles on the balcony floor or create a garden oasis with stones and tiles.

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A rug adds a pop of color and pattern to this balcony (modishspace)
Apartment balcony with table and chairs.
A chic apartment balcony (stylemotivation)
An apartment balcony adorned with chairs and potted plants.
Wood tiles personalize this balcony (decoist)
An apartment balcony with plants and a fountain.
Stones and wood tiles add garden style to this balcony (freshnist)

Bring out decorative accessories that also serve a function.  Load up on pillows for a cozy outdoor nook.  Accent with colorful plants and pottery.

A wicker chair and potted plants on an apartment balcony.
Decorative and functional accessories (imactoy)
An apartment balcony adorned with colorful pillows and potted plants.
Pillows add comfort and color to the balcony (decoratingfiles)
An apartment balcony furnished with a table and chairs.
Comfy throws add softness to the balcony (lushome)
An apartment balcony with seating.
Pillows add a pop of color and cozy comfort to the balcony (stylesheve)

Outdoor string lights and candlelight add so much to the apartment balcony at night.  Lighting makes a perfect setting for romantic dinners, sharing a beverage, or just relaxing while enjoying the night air.  During parties, open up the balcony door and extend your entertaining space.

A table and chairs on an apartment balcony.
String lights and candles add a romantic touch to the balcony (digsdigs)
A small apartment balcony with a table and chairs.
Lights add nighttime ambiance to the balcony (homemydesign)

Decorate your apartment balcony for a personalized outdoor space.  Use the space for casual dining, gardening and relaxing.  Gain more enjoyment from your balcony by bringing a touch of you into the equation.

 

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