When it comes to decorating in warmer weather, the first thing you might think of is adding some new cushions to your living room sofa, placing a colorful rug in your entryway, or replacing dull bedroom art with a beach print. While these are all great starting points, there is one important space that should not be overlooked: your balcony.
Of course, finding the best decor and layout for your balcony is far from easy. Luckily, we’ve rounded up 20 inspiring balcony ideas that will help you make the most of your space, your furniture choices, accessories, and more.
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If a beach getaway isn’t on your calendar for the near future, an umbrella full of personality is the best thing to do. Balance the bright colors with furniture in warm wood tones.
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Style is the key to any design scheme, especially a cozy balcony. Add visual interest to your area with a pair of striking chairs and a well-organized collection of plants and floral arrangements.
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Don’t worry if your balcony has a limited area. Folding furniture, perfect for dining or lounging, is the best way to get the most out of your space.
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Shades of orange
It’s okay to practice a little restraint when it comes to outdoor furniture. But to keep a minimalist look from being too austere, pepper in colorful seating (you can’t go wrong with orange).
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Outdoor reading corner
Even the smallest balcony can become your own personal reading section by adding a comfy ottoman to sit on and a table to hold your tea.
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Embrace the beauty of nature by opting for chic furniture in shades of green – the perfect addition to an assortment of potted plants.
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If you love nothing more than a bold hue, go for all-red furniture. Stay in a relaxed mood by choosing a set that includes a table with durable wheels and benches.
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Enhance the laid-back feel of your balcony by wrapping it in globe lights. Select a colorful design that will pop against your railings and match the rest of your decor.
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Take in the lovely view with an outdoor swing, complete with a comfy cushion designed for lounging.
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Highlight a wooden balcony with wicker furniture, fitted with glossy white cushions for an inviting look.
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Vary table styles
Showcase a mix of outdoor tables for convenience. A bistro design is great for chatting over drinks, while a larger style is suitable for dining or even working outdoors.
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Looking for a simple way to upgrade an outdoor sofa? Combine decorative pillows in different colors and shapes to create an eye-catching look.
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Garden Stool Cooler
When working with a small space, sometimes you have to think outside the box. The perfect example? Place frozen water balloons inside a garden stool so the drinks are ready to be consumed all summer long. Bonus: they will melt more slowly than standard ice cubes.
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Brighten up even the smallest of patios with a hot pink furniture set and a trio of floral arrangements from the same color family.
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Portable bar cart
Transform a traditional utility cart into a fun beverage station complete with glassware, utensils, and a pitcher full of your favorite hot-weather beverage.
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Less is more, right? Go for an understated yet chic look with simple wooden bar stools and a matching side table.
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With a woven swing and playful globe lights, you can turn your balcony into an oasis of relaxation.
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Brick accent wall
Let your balcony brick wall steal the show by upgrading it with an energetic pillow, throw, and lantern. Don’t forget the greenery!
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Take inspiration from the interior of your home and place a cozy sectional on your balcony. Light colored upholstery can keep the space from feeling crowded.
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Any balcony can benefit from plants. Toss your favorites to display on shelves and spruce up your floor, and don’t be afraid to choose trailing varieties for a bit of drama.
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