Small Balcony Decorating Ideas | Get Ready for Summer

  • By: Michelle
  • On: July 18, 2021
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A balcony regardless of its size should be a place to escape, relax, and breathe in some fresh air if only to have a coffee and recharge. The decoration can be simple and elegant or cozy and comfortable.

Any available outdoor space especially if it is covered will contribute to the appeal of any home. So spending a little time and hard work to make it a place you like to spend time will also increase the ambiance and value of your home.

Though initially, it appears quite tough, even a small balcony may be reworked into a comfortable retreat in your home.

Small Balcony Decorating Ideas | Get Ready for Summer

The sooner you get started before the warmer weather arrives the better.

Start with measurement and plans then get onto your computer and search for the design and decor you want to use for your new summer balcony…

All this can be done while the weather is still inclement. You can even start purchasing it you have storage space within your home.

Click on any image to check out the products for yourself…

Start With the Main Pieces of Furniture

Sometimes people do not know where to start when they have small spaces to work with and ask themselves “what can I put on a small balcony?” I always advise that you start with where you want to sit and what you want to put your coffee on. Then you can add from there.


Small areas require smaller pieces of furniture or pieces of furniture that give a look as though they are small. They should preferably be lightweight such as the round nesting accent tables pictured below.

If they are able to stack on top of each other and the geometric design detail gives the illusion of more space. This type of furniture can be utilized in any room of your home if you want to change your decor up in the future.

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 Roll over image to zoom in Best Choice Products Set of 2 Indoor Outdoor Decorative Nesting Round Side End Accent Coffee Table Nightstands
Metal Accent Tables (See more click image)


The chairs you choose for your balcony will greatly depend upon the space you have available as well as how you want to use them. If you want to use them and the area to sit and enjoy a coffee, tea, or cold drink you will need something that allows you to sit up comfortably and utilize a table as well.

This modern wicker set below allows you to sit and enjoy a beverage and you can easily use the table as well. Make no mistake these wicker chairs are comfortable. See this set, the price, and reviews at Amazon by clicking on the image below.

Modern Wicker Patio Chairs by (Set of 2) - Black
Modern Wicker Patio Chairs (See more click image)

Modular Lounge Setting

If your space if really tight a modular setting could be an option for you. The one below can easily fit into a small space the table can also be tucked away when not in use.

Check it out by clicking on the image below – you will see it plus more options for various setups.

Outdoor L-Shaped Wicker Sofa (See more click image)

Very Small Balcony?

If you have an extremely tight space never fear there are options available for these small spaces as well.

Balcony Table and Chairs

The balcony table and stool set below take up next to no space as the stools tuck right under the table when not in use.

They attach to the balcony rails and are easy to install. The finish on the balcony table and stools below is made from Acacia timber and is finished in a modern grey it also comes in a finished natural timber color.

Check it and more styles out by clicking on the image below.

Cassie Outdoor 3 Piece Grey Finish Acacia Wood Balcony Bar Set
Caribbean Outdoor Acacia Wood Balcony Bar Set (See more click image)

Folding Furniture

The three-piece outdoor patio folding table and chair sets are made of a hand-woven material. Folds up to next to nothing it is weatherproof and when you pull it out to use you just wipe it down It dries quickly so you will be using it in no time.

Check out the price as well as more styles by clicking on the image below.

3-Piece Outdoor Patio Folding Rattan Hand Woven Bistro Set Furniture w/Table, 2 Chairs - Brown
Rattan Patio Bistro Set (See more click image)

Soft Furnishings and Balcony Decor

This is the fun part. Soft furnishing can cost as little or as much as you like. If you like to change up your decor regularly or for each season keep the budget low.

When you are ready to redecorate send your preloved furnishing to your local thrift store! Someone’s trash is another man’s treasure so pay it forward…

Throw Cushions

I love these cushions they are all-weather or you can use them both indoors and out. This is a modern tropical look but they also come in other prints and styles that are very inexpensive. Check them out for yourself just click the image below.

Indoor/Outdoor All-Weather Decorative Throw Pillow Cover Cushion Case

Outdoor Rugs

Rugs instantly make a space feel comfy which is just want you are wanting for your outdoor area so you will use it.

Apart from the lovely modern design and colors, I chose this rug because there are so many sizes available. So just measure your space use it outside and inside fade resistant so it holds its colors.

Check out this rug and others by clicking on the image below.

Stain Proof Reversible Fade Resistant Premium Patio Outdoor Rug
Outdoor Rug

Outdoor Planter Pots

Tall slimline planters like the ones pictured below are great for small spaces because they can be tucked behind furniture or in corners and you can still see the plants and pots.

Using succulent-type plants that can survive direct sun and little are almost set and forget. If you have no success with plants – artificial will do…

Check out these pots and others by clicking on the image below.

Tall Planters Outdoor Indoor

Wall Hanging Planter

The piece below is great because it combines a bit of greenery as well as being a statement piece. This one can be hung indoors or out and hold real or artificial plants.

Check out this one and others by clicking on the image below.

Hanging Planters for Window, Indoor Herb Garden, White/Black
Hanging Planter

Outdoor Lighting

The type of outdoor lighting is going to depend on the size and how much light you want on your balcony. I would suggest two types of lighting. Fixed lighting or string lights with decent size globes that will allow you to see outside. To eat or read.

Then some ambient lighting with small LED’s – these lights can be solar or battery operated. They come in various for such as lanterns that sit on top of a table or shelf or can also be hung up on a hook. Or some delicate string lights. This is when you just want to sit outside and relax.

Check out these lights and others by clicking on the image below.

Outdoor Patio String Lights
Outdoor Patio String Lights

Final Thoughts – Small Balcony Decorating Ideas | Get Ready for Summer

When you have a small balcony starting with the main pieces of furniture give you a frame to work with. Then learning to build the design out with soft furnishings.

You can then let your personal style and color choices kick in. By then adding selves, mirrors, wall art, and soft furnishings to make the area work for you. You can also consider the seasons and how you can season proof the area if you really want to go all out…

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