If you live in a small apartment, then you fully understand how much a balcony can mean to a person, even if it’s just a tiny one! If you’re one of the lucky ones, then we highly recommend transforming your balcony into your own personal utopia; your happy place, if you will. If you aren’t sure where to start but the idea is enticing, then stick with us! Here are a few of our best tips and tricks for giving your little balcony a BIG makeover.
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Start With a Cool Lounge Chair
Head to your favorite funky thrift store or search the web for a cool chair in a bold print or color that is just as comfy as it is unique. This can serve as a “centerpiece” for your balcony and you can start building from here.
Light It Up
One of our most favorite ways to change the whole vibe of a balcony is to add some cool lighting. We love the idea of string lights because they aren’t too bright, but add enough soft light to create a warm environment. You can also add light with lanterns or candles, there are no rules here.
Get Crazy With Plants (If That’s Your Thing!)
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Adding some lush plants to your balcony is a great way to add some ~zen~ to your space, not to mention create a nice, natural barrier between you and your neighbors. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can even opt to grow some veggies out on your balcony!
Reservations for One (or Two!)
Does the idea of starting every day out on your balcony with a hot cup of coffee sound like a little piece of heaven? Then we recommend nabbing a small table with a couple of chairs so your dream can become a reality. A major bonus is that not only can you enjoy coffee on your balcony, but you can also enjoy any and all of your meals out there. Your friends will thank you for this.
Rugs Make All the Difference
We don’t know the science behind it, but throwing down a big, distressed Persian rug onto your balcony will immediately change the entire look. This is also a great way to play with texture and add some color to your space.
Utilize Any (Or All) Wall Space
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Allow your balcony to be an extension of your apartment by utilizing your wall space and hanging art or plants that will add character to your space.