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5 Decorating Ideas for Small Balconies

For apartments in Singapore, the balcony may be the only outdoor place where we can enjoy some fresh natural air and relax under the sun. Our current apartment does not have a balcony, so I don’t get a chance to ‘enjoy’ it.

The good news is – our new apartment at Bartley Residences has not only one, but two balconies! The larger balcony is at the living hall overlooking the lap pool and garden. The smaller balcony is at the master bedroom – which at this point, I still can’t gauge what is the view from there. Both balconies have different facings.

Floor Plan
Our floor plan at Bartley Residences

Many people told me that balconies are hard to maintain and clean. I certainly agree to that due to the excessive amount of dusts in Singapore. But a balcony does add a distinctive look to a home, and that’s why I feel that it’s worth the efforts to clean and decorate it.

Anyway, both balconies are small. So, I’ve been searching for decorating ideas for small balconies, and these are some ideas that I picked from Pinterest that I really like.

5 Decorating Ideas for Small Balconies

1. A cozy corner

I want to be able to have a cup of coffee and read a book in real comfort. So making a cozy corner in my balcony is a fantastic idea. I really love this design – the rattan chairs and flower pictures on the wall.

A big family cushioned seat like this is so beautiful! I like the potted plants on the wall too.

2. A small garden

I think the size of our living hall balcony is similar to this picture. It may not be large enough to quench my craving for a garden, but I think I can maximize the small space to create a mini garden of all seasons.

Container gardening is a versatile choice because they are mobile (easy to move around) and come in numerous shapes, sizes and colours. I can mix and match them to suit any plant and create an eye-catching look. Some containers do not take up floor space because they are designed for hanging from the ceiling or attaching to the balcony railing.

3. A patio with artificial grass carpet

I love green! Away from those boring tiles, I really like the idea of artificial grass balcony. It makes my balcony looks lovely, green and trendy.

A combination of wood-decking and artificial turf putting green creates our family’s favourite game in one balcony.

Picture Credit: Absolut Outdoors

4. A water fountain

This is more of V’s idea. He wants to put a water fountain at the balcony for feng shui purposes. To me, I like the sensory and peaceful feelings from the flowing water.

5. A hanging chair

I have a weakness for hanging chairs! Breathtaking designs and styles available these days are a perfect boost for balcony decor.

I so love to curl up in this chair!
In my favourite white + pink!
Fun and colourful! Great for kids.
(All images via Pinterest)

So what’s your favourite balcony décor? I love to hear from you too!

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