Even the smallest outdoor spaces can be optimized with the right styling
With sunnier skies comes more time spent outdoors. If you’re working with a small space, consider these balcony decorating tips to make the most of the warmer weather.
Lighting your balcony comes with its own set of challenges. To avoid draping wires and weathering, opt for portable table lamps that are built for indoor and outdoor use. Seasonally, this offers more bang for your buck since you can use these handy lighting solutions year round. Additionally, designs like &Tradition’s Setago Portable Table Lamp will add a more modern and curated style when it comes to decorating your balcony. $225, at Old Faithful Shop.
If concrete slabs aren’t quite your style, one of the most impactful changes you can make to your outdoor space is an update to the flooring. Renter-friendly decking, like IKEA’s ALTAPPEN tiles, makes this hack easy since it can be placed without any adhesive necessary. $17.99/8.719 sq. ft., at IKEA.
When it comes to balcony decorating, it’s important to choose outdoor furniture that works with you and not against you. If you’re expecting guests, Blu Dot’s stackable Decade Indoor/Outdoor dining chair is a convenient, comfortable and modern design choice that makes space saving easy when you’re not using them. $195/each, at Urban Mode.
Balcony decorating means only one thing for urban gardeners: plants, plants and more plants. Beyond the odd flower bouquet or herb garden, pick up some greenery from one of the city’s many botanical shops to turn your balcony into an earthen-inspired oasis. Take it one step further with artificial grass deck tiles to really transform your space into a garden-style hangout.
Unless you’re a maximalist at heart, neutral patio furniture might be the best choice for selection outdoor seating. If you’re thirsty for a pop of colour in your balcony decorating scheme, reach for bright and vibrant accessories. The Modern Colour Block set takes the guesswork out of styling your outdoor space with our curated mixes of pillows to add softness, colour and texture. From $57, at West Elm.
For relaxing weekend mornings or evening drinks with friends, don’t forget about the influence of ambiance when creating a comfortable outdoor space. Choosing the right gadgets are a sure way to enhance your balcony decorating. And when it comes to tech, reach for something splash proof like Lexon’s Tykho 3 bluetooth speaker for protection against rain. $100, at Bergo Designs.