14 Cozy Balcony Ideas and Decor Inspiration

14 Cozy Balcony Ideas and Decor Inspiration

Private outdoor space is a dream of most people living in city apartments - even if it's just a small balcony. If you're lucky enough to have a balcony, then you owe it to yourself - and all your friends - to make the most of it. This means doing more than putting out a lawn chair and calling it a day. No matter how tiny it is, your balcony has plenty of design potential. In search of balcony ideas? Read on to find 14 balcony ideas and see how you can transform your outdoor space from top to bottom.

1. Add a Small Table

All you need to enjoy your morning coffee on your balcony is a café table and a chair. Choose one that folds up easily so you can store it inside if necessary.

The balcony off the living area

2. Install Built-In Seating

Maximize your square footage with built-in bench seating. You'll also never have to worry about high winds knocking over your furniture—or worse, sending it flying.


3. Bring in Greenery

Pack your balcony with planters filled with lush plants to create the feel of that backyard you've always wanted. Add some herbs to make your balcony smell as good as it looks.

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4. Opt for Floor Pillows

There's no need to invest in outdoor furniture—especially if you're just renting. Get some colorful and comfortable floor pillows that can do double duty inside.

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5. Add Pattern with an Outdoor Rug

Amp up the look of your balcony with a patterned rug or runner. Be sure to choose one that will stand up to the elements.

6. Use Your Wall Space

Hang planters or weather-resistant art to help your balcony feel like an extension of your apartment.

Hang a Quilt Blanket on a wall is also a great idea that make your space stunning

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7. Light It Up

Give yourself plenty of light for late-night hangouts by installing an outdoor pendant or sconces. If you're renting, go for string lights or outdoor lanterns.

Contemporary Outdoor Space by Tsao  McKown Architects and Tsao  McKown Architects in Palm Beach Florida

8. Hang a Chair or Hammock

You may be in the city, but there’s no reason your balcony can’t feel like you're on vacation. A hanging chair or hammock create a laid-back vibe.

9. Opt for Folding Furniture

If you’re short on space, try installing furniture that can be tucked or folded away when not in use. This folding table disappears to free up floor space.

10. Light up the balcony

Lighting is an important aspect that has to be taken into consideration in order to improve the look and feel of your balcony. It will create a romantic and cozy space where you can enjoy it with your loved one all night long.

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11. Surround Yourself with Flowers

You may not have room for a dining area (or even a chair), but there’s always space for flowers. Install planters along the balcony railing to sweeten your view and add to your home’s curb appeal.

Traditional Outdoor Space in New Orleans Louisiana

12. Add a Spot to Recline

Whether you want to soak up the sun or curl up with a book, an outdoor daybed or lounge chair is all you need for a restful retreat. Add some outdoor pillows to make things extra comfy.

Contemporary Outdoor Space by Miró Rivera Architects and Miró Rivera Architects in Austin Texas

13. Give Yourself Some Privacy

If your balcony is right up against your neighbor’s, add tall plants like bamboo to create a natural wall. You can also hang bamboo shades that can be raised and lowered as needed.

14. Add Some Shade

Enjoy your balcony in any weather with a retractable awning that will protect you, rain or shine. Go for a classic stripe, or opt for a bold color to make your balcony stand out.

Contemporary Outdoor Space by Robert Couturier Inc. in New York New York

Thank you for reading our blog. We hope this article will help you to get some ideas to decorate your balcony, even small or big. It's a place where you can enjoy every cozy morning, sunny afternoon or chill night! 

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Kylie Roberts

Kylie Roberts

Great Ideas!!!!!

Erica Flores

Erica Flores

OMG so nice, wish to have a balcony like these

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