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Ideas for Decorating Your Balcony or Patio

Small apartment balcony space with plants

Welcome back to the 501 on First Blog! Today we want to help you make your home your own by offering some decorating ideas. Balconies and patios are perfect for creating an aesthetic that extends beyond the walls of your home into the outside world. Get creative and try some of these ideas to express yourself and create the perfect setting for relaxing on a late-summer afternoon.


Bring in plants.

What better way to immerse yourself in the outdoors than to actually bring some greenery onto your balcony? You can do a lot with balcony plants, so decide what you want to take away from your mini oasis. Whether you start an herb garden or a vegetable one, or whether you simply put a pot of some of your favorite flowers on the balcony to let them blossom in the sun, make it something you will love. Just beware of how any plants may affect your pets if you have them!


Provide comfortable seating.

Measure your balcony to see how much room you have to work with, taking the plants and other decorations into consideration. If you think there’s room enough, consider adding a stool, chair, table, bench, or another piece of balcony furniture so you can actually enjoy the environment you’ve created for yourself. You can also use furniture simply as decorative pieces, especially if you have any bolder statement pieces that don’t fit with the aesthetics of your indoor decor.


Look through your storage.

You don’t have to break the bank to decorate your apartment. You may even have a few treasures tucked away in storage that would act as the perfect addition to your balcony! Look to what you already have and see what sorts of statement pieces (like fishing rods, rugs, or tapestries) you can adorn your balcony with. To avoid over-cluttering your balcony, be selective with your choices. Choose a strong piece to be the focal point with an accompanying complimentary item to finish off the look.


What are your favorite balcony decorating ideas? Let us know in the comments so we can try them out in our Rochester, MN community! Thanks for reading. Have fun!