A deck, a patio, a pergola, a roof terrace are all wonderful features to have but it’s usually the houses that get to offer them. Apartments, on the other hand, can usually only offer us balconies which are often too small to actually be compared with any of the other options. Nevertheless, these are plenty of ways in which even a small balcony can be relaxing and enjoyable.
For instance, a small table and a couple of chairs can transform a small open balcony into a relaxing retreat or a great place to enjoy your morning coffee. It’s not a lot but it’s comfy.
To create a warm and inviting ambiance, you can opt for parquet flooring for the balcony or at least you can use tiles that recreate that look.
In addition, put a small area rug there as well to make the balcony even cozier. And if you put there a small bench instead of individual chairs you can also add accent pillows and a seat cushion.
If the balcony is enclosed you can bring in the vibrant outdoors through color. Decorate the space with green accents and fresh plants and flowers. A few wooden accents would also look great.
A small bar would be a lovely addition to the balcony. It doesn’t have to occupy a lot of space. There are numerous space-efficient designs you can opt for and even more such designs you can create yourself.
Use the shape of the balcony to your advantage. For example, for a long and narrow balcony you can use a bench that goes along the wall or railing. The bench could bend around the corner, creating a cozy nook.
You can use wooden crates or pallets to create a vertical garden in your balcony. Get all your potted plants organized and let them cheer up the space with their fresh colors.
Or, if you’d like, you can decorate a small balcony using small accessories such as these light bulb hanging vases. You can make them yourself and you can use different types of light bulbs.
Comfort is key so you can focus on that if you want to make your balcony more relaxing and welcoming. A single, large seat lets you transform this small space into the ideal reading nook.
And if the balcony is simply too small to accommodate any tables or chairs, you can just turn it into a green space, with fake grass carpet on the floor and lots of planters.
Or you can choose to have it all: comfortable seating, an accent table and fresh decorations. However, make sure you pick furniture that fits and doesn’t obstruct the access.