Make the best of your urban balcony!

Garden · 21. July 2022

Everyone loves an urban balcony! It's easy to see why: living in the city, our need for peace and a connection to nature is strong. If you have an apartment balcony, no matter how small, you can effortlessly create your own serene oasis.

To do so, you'll need a smart apartment balcony decorating plan. Combining practicality with style is easy when you opt for the right furnishings. There are various ways to design a balcony that is both functional and appealing to your unique taste. Let's look over some of our great furnishing ideas and cosy balcony design suggestions together.


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Balcony furnishing and decorating tips

The perfect apartment balcony decorating strategy is the one specially tailored to your needs. Before anything, you should ask yourself the next question: how will you use your outdoor space? To understand how to decorate a balcony, we'll lay out several ideas and the available furnishings.

Dining on your apartment balcony

Breakfast in the morning breeze or a long, cosy dinner in the moonlight are just a couple of the popular balcony activities that you might enjoy. The first step is finding a proper urban balcony table and chairs. A bistro set is a good option because it's small and practical, so it suits any balcony size and adds a relaxed French vibe to the space.


relax seating and a dining area on a balcony

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Turn your urban balcony into a relaxing haven

Relax in a comfortable seat while reading, taking in the scenery, or stargazing from your balcony at night. You can choose from a variety of urban balcony furniture options depending on the available area. Egg chairs are beautiful, take up little space, and allow you to sit comfortably for hours. A medium-sized balcony might also fit sun loungers, letting you soak in the sunshine at your leisure. Another choice is to invest in a garden sofa or bench and add cushions to make it more comfortable.


a pallet couch and a big, fluffy blanket

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Design your own outdoor workout area

If you're a yoga enthusiast or simply enjoy working out at home, then your balcony can be the right place to do it. After ensuring the privacy you need - see some great tips below - you'll need to design a comfortable space for exercising. Pay attention to your surroundings, making sure you have enough room to move without injuring yourself. Bring your yoga mat or other exercise equipment outside and enjoy working out in the sunshine!

  • Tip 1. If you're short on space, opt for a backless bench, which gives the impression of more room.

  • Tip 2. Swing chairs are a great choice for your apartment balcony, especially if you're looking for a more fun - and kid-friendly - seating option.

  • Tip 3. Use floor cushions and pouffes for extra seating. They're comfy and efficient, and their diverse colours and patterns offer texture to your urban balcony design.


bright sunlight on the balcony

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Common balcony issues to solve

An urban balcony might present a number of issues, but don't worry; there are excellent solutions for each of them. Fortunately, we're here to assist you!

Tiny apartment balconies with very limited space

Even if you have a tiny balcony, you can still make the most of it. Consider benches, pouffes, and foldable tables and chairs as small balcony seating options. You may even add a hammock to make it even more fun.


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Lack of enough privacy

Installing a screen or perhaps a room divider on your balcony will provide you with much-needed privacy. It will have a lovely visual impact if you decorate it with plants, in addition to being useful. Another option is to simply use larger potted plants to add a sense of nature to your apartment balcony.

Lack of protection against weather conditions

What does bathing in the sun or reading a nice book while listening to the rain sound like to you? Whatever the weather, the right accessories can help you make the most of your outdoor space. A retractable awning, for example, is an ideal balcony rain cover. Canopies, on the other hand, are wonderful balcony shade ideas that are easy to install and come in a variety of styles, also adding a splash of colour to your setting.

Balcony is needed as a storage space

In most cases, if designed with practicality in mind, a balcony can provide useful storage space. Investing in a storage box that can also serve as a bench is a wise decision. To make the most of your balcony setting, we suggest that you use vertical space. Using shelves and wall-mounted units to store various objects is another great idea.


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Activities for every size balcony

To master the art of apartment balcony decorating, see your space as an extension of your home interior. The best part about having an urban balcony is that you can enjoy a range of balcony activities while being outside in the fresh air. Designing a multi-functional urban balcony, regardless of its size, is easier than it appears. We have some great thoughts on how to create a practical balcony, let's dive right in!

Let nature in

If you enjoy gardening, the smaller size of your balcony should not prevent you from creating a beautiful urban balcony garden. Raised garden beds are ideal for larger plants that provide privacy by obstructing views from the outside. Using a planter with a trellis is a great way to save room since you can hang numerous plants that add depth and give the illusion of more space.

Working outside

Is there anything better than working or studying outdoors? We believe you can easily design a balcony office that's both inspiring and comfortable. The right furniture will help you achieve both. For instance, an outside table and chair set will suffice. When you want to use your outside space as a balcony study room, a laptop table or a folding wall table can be the ideal answer.


minimalistic setting on balcony, two chairs and a table

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