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6 Perfect Balcony Ideas That Fit Even The Tiniest Spaces!

January 21, 2020

Private outdoor space is a dream of most people living in a condominium or an apartment where square footage is limited. If you're lucky enough to own a balcony in your property, then you owe it to yourself to make full use of that extra square feet, despite its size.

Astaka, Johor Bahru by Muse Design Group Sdn Bhd

Whether you’re looking to enjoy breakfast with a view or a place to kick back and relax after a long day, our balcony ideas below can help to transform your outdoor space and help to inspire you to show this underappreciated spot some love!

1. Give It a vacation vibe with a hammock

Summerskye Residence, Bayan Lepas by EMPT Studio

Interior Firm: EMPT Studio

You may be living in the city, but there’s no reason you can’t feel like you're on vacation. If you have a narrow balcony, consider installing a hammock, rather than trying to fit in a lot of chairs or a sofa, which will likely make the space difficult to move around. Take design cues from this three-bedroom apartment in Penang. Instead of over-crowding the balcony with furniture; potted plants, wooden floor and a hammock create a laid-back vibe to the outdoor space.

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2. Mimic your interiors outside

Tropicana Grande by Hoe & Yin Design Studio

If your formal sitting room opens up onto a balcony and features floor to ceiling glass doors or windows, make sure your balcony furniture blends in well with the interiors. As is the case here, the white wicker dining set on the balcony is just an outside interpretation of the furniture found inside.

Tropicana Grande by Hoe & Yin Design Studio

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3. Opt for folding furniture

Sunway Opal, Sunway Damansara by LoHC studio

Interior Firm: LoHC studio

If you live in a small apartment or condominium, chances are you don’t have ample room to allocate a large sofa or table on your balcony. If you’re short on space, try installing furniture that can be tucked or folded away when not in use. Small foldable chairs and a table is the perfect size for this pint-sized balcony in this contemporary apartment. It creates a perfect spot for a drink for two or if you are in the mood for a cosy outdoor dinner.

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4. Accessorize it with plants

BU9, Petaling Jaya by Muse Design Group Sdn Bhd

Escape city life by inviting nature into your outdoor area. If you don't have enough room to plant a full-sized garden, your balcony is a great alternative to add some greenery to your space, plus it is the easiest, and one of the most affordable, ways to make a small balcony look good. It really doesn't matter how small your space is – all you need is a couple of stylish pots and some plants to transform your balcony into a little urban jungle!

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5. Think vertically for planting

The Astaka, Johor Bahru by Design Geeks Sdn. Bhd.

Interior Firm: Design Geeks Sdn. Bhd.

Potted plants are not always the best answer if you want to keep your balcony floor space minimal and tidy. The solution? Look up! Chances are that you have lots of unused ceiling space that’s overflowing with potential. Utilize your vertical space with hanging plants such as English ivy, trailing jade, strings of pearls or ferns to enliven your balcony. It is the best space-savvy solution that’ll allow you to have more room to move around the balcony area.

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6. Light it up

Mont Kiara 28 by EDI: Essential Design Integrated

Give yourself plenty of light for late-night hangouts by installing a stylish outdoor pendant light or if you are renting, go for string lights or outdoor lanterns. The gorgeous geometrical shaped pendant light found in this condominium balcony complements the white wicker furniture, lending a relaxing and chic vibe to the space.

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