Small Balcony Décor that Offers a Big Impact

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You may not have a big backyard, but that doesn't mean the potential isn't there to have an outdoor space you love to use. When you look at your apartment balcony it probably looks hopeless. Is there really anything you can do with that small space? Sure there is! You may be surprised at how cozy and functional you really can make this area.

  • Planters - You probably do not have space for several large planters. Fortunately, planters are now available specifically for balconies. They sit right on the railing or stand against the back wall. You can have your own flower garden without taking up a lot of space. You could also use them to grow herbs and small vegetables. 

  • Ethanol Fireplace - You should not be restricted to only enjoying your balcony in the summer. Ethanol fireplaces make it possible to enjoy your balcony when there is a chill in the air. A small tabletop or freestanding one can be used inside your home, and when you want it on your balcony you just carry it out there. Since an ethanol fireplace does not need electricity, you do not need to deal with an extension cord.

Tabletop Ethanol Fireplace

  • Table and Seating - Hoping to squeeze a few more guests on your balcony? Create an L-shaped bench against two walls. You could buy something, or you can probably build them with old pallets. Then, just put a couple outdoor cushions on top. A folding terrace table can hang over the balcony railing and comes in a wide variety of styles and colors. 

  • Umbrella - To make your balcony a lot more comfortable, an umbrella should be at the top of your list. You can even buy umbrella mounts that fasten to the railing.

  • Solar Lights - If you are going to use solar lights, you want to make sure they don't bother any neighbors. A strand of string lights around your sliding door should be fine. You can also buy lights that mount inside your umbrella.

  • Wind Chimes - You might not notice noise from traffic, if you have some beautiful wind chimes to listen to.

  • Statuary - You don't need a backyard to have a gnome collection. Not a fan of gnomes? A few smaller statues of frogs, geckos, squirrels, elephants, or any other animal you love will put a nice personal touch on the space.

  • Outdoor Rug - You should be able to kick your shoes off out there in the summer, and have your toes welcomed by a soft outdoor rug. They are available in a huge variety of colors and patterns. When it gets dirty, simply roll it up, stick it in your trunk, and spray it with the power washer at the car wash. If you have a friend or family member with a yard and hose, this will work, too.

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