11. Color! Colour!

Colors are always a great idea to spice up space and make it a happy and joyous one! Pops of colors give a bright vibe to your balcony! We might go for a neutral color palette, but don’t be afraid to dive into the world of colors. Try going for small pops of bright complementing colors- the result: a balcony that begs to be used, even in the dead of winter. 

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12. Daybed/ Pillows

A generously-sized alcove featuring a cozy seating is what heaven at home feels like! Till we wait for our next vacay to make all our plans happen, let’s make the most of the outdoor living space you have. To get that same luxurious cabana-like ambiance, opt for a giant daybed even if it takes all the space of your balcony. Adding cushions and covers will add that extra coziness and fun.

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13. Curtains

If your apartment building is very closely placed to the adjacent structure and you aren’t using your balcony because the proximity is invading your privacy or even just restricting your view, you can guide your decor to remedy the situation. Raise your balcony railings to use as support for planters and grow a floral barrier.

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14. Style and function

The balcony, accentuated by statement planter boxes, hanging pots, and subtle lighting, is the hero of the home. Add a style to your outdoor place that brings a whole different charm and vibe to your balcony. According to the activities you love to do in your balcony, personalize it by adding a style of your own.

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15. Fabric Canopy

City apartments usually have enclosed balconies to avoid strong winds, maintain privacy, and avoid accidents. You can style using floor-length curtains to transform this outdoor room into a more intimate space. As much as you might want to hang out on your balcony to soak up the sun, it’s important to make sure you’re protecting your skin on, especially during sunny days. If you have a railing, use the space to hang curtains, add a tent, or prop up a giant umbrella. 

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16. Flexible furniture

Optimize the use of the balcony using multi-functional and flexible furniture to add function with smartness. A piece of movable furniture can solve the purpose of the moment and can be removed as required.

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 17. Pet-friendly balcony

Wise pet parents know a balcony is no place to leave a dog. Transform your apartment balcony into a playground for your pup with daily walks and active play. To take the stress and mess out of the housebreaking process, bring in Dog- friendly furniture.

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18. Go Minimal!

Well, minimalism isn’t for everyone. But sometimes the saying “less is more” simply reigns true. In a tight space, too much décor can come off as clutter. Instead, try adding one focal point, like a lounger, and one or two finishing touches in coordinating colors.

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19. Bar

Build a small murphy bar with a little plywood or buy a pre-made table that fits snug on your ledge or railing. Just add a few bar stools, and you’ll have a small space to enjoy some drinks while chatting with your loved ones.

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20. Patterns and textures

For the most bang for your bucks, look for pieces that add function and beauty. Patterns are wonderful ways of making anything feel bigger and bolder, and so much more important. If you only have room to add a few pieces of furniture, try elevating the rest of your space with various patterns like ikat chair cushions, floral rugs, and striped pillows. It might feel a little busy at first, but once you find the right ratio of pattern play, it’ll all fit into place. The mix of different textures will give any blasé space a feeling of high-end luxury.

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Jinal is an architect whose goal is to create a vibrant time machine through her photography and writing for everyone to revisit some of the aspects of life. She is forever inspired by the nuances of nature and by the underpinning ideas of works of art.

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