Decorating Your Apartment Balcony

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A sunny balcony
A sunny balcony (outdoortheme)

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.

A stylish balcony accented with roses
A stylish balcony accented with roses (homedit)
A very stylish apartment balcony
A very stylish apartment balcony (boguslavskysisters)
A cozy apartment balcony
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.

Colorful furniture and accessories make this balcony fun
Colorful furniture and accessories make this balcony fun (Pinterest)
A simple folding tray table and comfy seating on this balcony
A simple folding tray table and comfy seating on this balcony (hotnick)
Stacking stools and a small table are perfect balcony additions
Stacking stools and a small table are perfect balcony additions (homedecoratingideasphotos)
A simple chair and table for relaxing on the balcony
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.

A balcony garden
A balcony garden (furnishburnish)
Pretty potted plants accent this balcony
Pretty potted plants accent this balcony (lushome)
Balcony vegetable garden
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.

Balcony accented with plants
Balcony accented with plants (shelterness)
Bright colors enhance this balcony
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.

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Blinds provide privacy on balcony
Blinds provide privacy on balcony (diyhomedecorguide)
Panel provides privacy (homedecoratingideasphotos.blogspot)
Panel provides privacy (homedecoratingideasphotos.blogspot)
A beautiful sunny balcony
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.

A rug adds a pop of color and pattern to this balcony
A rug adds a pop of color and pattern to this balcony (modishspace)
A chic apartment balcony
A chic apartment balcony (stylemotivation)
Wood tiles personalize this balcony
Wood tiles personalize this balcony (decoist)
Stones and wood tiles add garden style to this balcony
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.

Decorative and functional accessories
Decorative and functional accessories (imactoy)
Pillows add comfort and color to the balcony
Pillows add comfort and color to the balcony (decoratingfiles)
Comfy throws add softness to the balcony
Comfy throws add softness to the balcony (lushome)
Pillows add a pop of color and cozy comfort to the balcony
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.

String lights and candles add a romantic touch to the balcony
String lights and candles add a romantic touch to the balcony (digsdigs)
Lights add nighttime ambiance to the balcony
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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