For those of us living in an apartment, a balcony is almost equivalent to a backyard. Even though significantly smaller in size than a backyard, a balcony can also be made beautiful with just a few simple tricks and a couple of statement pieces that are both beautiful and functional. Since the amount of space you have at your disposal is very limited, you should refrain from filling your balcony with the things that only look beautiful. So, to find out more about the affordable and easy ways you can make your balcony look stunning, please read on.

Tackle the floor first

The flooring in the apartment balconies is usually made of concrete or cheap, unappealing tiles. Instead of making your peace with them, you should consider all the ways you can cover that ugly floor and turn it into something amazing. For example, consider framing your balcony floor with wooden tiles and covering the central area with a faux grass carpet. This way, you’ll mimic both the look and the feel of a real garden. 

Have fun with the walls

Check this out: instead of simply advising you to change the color of your walls, we’ve prepared a much more interesting tip. You can cover the opposing walls with lattice wooden wall panels and hang potted plants and fairy lights on them to create a truly magical vibe. On the other hand, you can create a living wall on one of your walls and simply repaint the rest of them.

Control the amount of sunlight

To make sure that you can enjoy spending time on your balcony any time of day, you’ll need to come up with a solution that will allow you to control the amount of sunlight you are exposed to. Adding an umbrella to your balcony is always an option, but if you wish to make a more permanent solution, you should consider installing durable window awnings instead. These are incredibly practical and easy to use, and the best part is that they can even provide some shelter from the rain as well.

Add practical furniture

Just like in small backyards, the furniture pieces you wish to add to your balcony should be practical above all else. Therefore, forget all about chunky pieces and think more in terms of multi-purpose and foldable furniture pieces.

Create a personal exotic retreat

When it comes to the style of your balcony, there really are no rules. You can opt for any design as long as you find it appealing. However, to make your balcony truly unique, consider turning it into a personal vacation spot. Fill your balcony with kilim cushions and rugs, add sheer canopy above your seating area and hang beautiful oriental lanterns that will make the entire space look really exotic.

Go vertical

Again, to make the best of the space you have, think about going vertical with your plants. Hang everything you can on walls, and even over the balcony railing, to free up the floor space and make more room.

Make use of the ceiling

If your balcony has a ceiling, make sure you show some love to it as well. Ceilings can be the perfect place to hang interesting lighting fixtures or create an elaborate pattern with different colors to tie the entire design together.

As you can see, there are numerous different ways you can make your balcony look simply amazing without spending a fortune. So, let your imagination run wild and create a truly unique area where you can relax and enjoy some fresh air while sipping your morning coffee or enjoying a glass of wine at the end of a long day.