Decorating Apartment Balcony  

When decorating our apartments, most of us focus mainly on the interiors and leave aside the balconies. As a result, the balcony space goes unexploited and is often used for keeping the muddled junk, bikes, or even dirty shoes! Condo or apartment balconies offer a great outdoor space that can be judicially used to relax, enjoy fresh air, and even add to the beauty of the apartment.

A little creativity and sweat equity can help you convert this space into a perfect paradise. However, before short listing the decorating ideas, it is necessary to first decide how you wish to use the available balcony space. For instance, a spacious balcony can be used for cookouts, while a small one can be used an outdoor sitting place or simply for enhancing the beauty of the apartment.

Following are a few ideas and tips for decorating an apartment balcony:

  • You can keep the decoration simple by using few chairs, a center table, beautiful hangings or flower vases, and a screening to create a perfect place to relax after a tiring day at work. For creating a privacy screening, you can also hang traditional bamboo blinds on both sides of your balcony.
  • If the balcony is big enough, you can place a small dining table set with a balcony barbeque to create a great place for a cookout.
  • However, overuse of furniture and other decorative elements can make your balcony look shabby or crowded. A few pots with flowers of your choice and a colorful, water-proof, fade-proof fabric for chair seats and cushions can add the required touch of color to your balcony without any unnecessary exaggeration.
  • If you have pets or small kids, use of a metal mesh screening to match the color of the balcony rails is a good idea to ensure their safety as well as the beauty of the apartment at the same time.
  • Instead of the expensive patio furniture, you can refurbish your old plastic set using spray paints.
  • Spray-painting the hanging flower planters and the barbeque stand can give a finishing touch to your decorations.
  • If you are fond of gardening, you can consider converting your apartment balcony into a mini garden. However, while doing do, make sure the climate of your place and the levels of sun and shade in your balcony are suitable. Herb gardens are usually best suited for most balconies. You can obtain expert advice regarding the same online or at a local garden center.
  • Use of colorful, elegant outdoor carpeting can help define the balcony space and cover the cemented balcony floors.
  • Use of decorative outdoor lanterns, candles, or a string of party lighting can make your balcony a great place to enjoy a lovely late evening.
  • If you are an art lover, consider purchasing a few weather-proof, outdoor art works to hang on your balcony wall. Alternatively, you can use wind chimes, outdoor sculptures, or even a water fountain to adorn your balcony.

Thus, decorating apartment balcony is not a very challenging task to do. All you need to do is be a little creative and get started!

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