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How to Decorate Balconies

If you live in an apartment with a balcony -- or if you own a home with one -- you may wonder what simple fixes you can make to your balcony to add charm and an inviting appeal to your outdoor space. Turn a balcony into a garden, reading or bird-watching area by adding weather-resistant accessories to the space.

Add color to your balcony with potted plants.

Things You Will Need

  • Woven, weather-resistant rug
  • Weather-resistant patio couch or chair
  • Metal table
  • Lamp
  • Bistro table and chairs
  • Potted plants
  • Plant stand

If you live in an apartment with a balcony -- or if you own a home with one -- you may wonder what simple fixes you can make to your balcony to add charm and an inviting appeal to your outdoor space.  Turn a balcony into a garden, reading or bird-watching area by adding weather-resistant accessories to the space.

  1. Spread a woven, weather-resistant rug onto your patio. Test the rug before you buy it to make sure it is soft enough for your bare feet.
  2. Place a weather-resistant couch or chair on your balcony.
  3. Place a small metal table beside the couch or chair, with a lamp on it if your outdoor balcony has a power outlet.
  4. Nestle a plant stand in the corner of the balcony and line it with colorful potted plants. Place potted plants on the ground near the balcony railing.
  5. Place a small bistro table with two matching metal chairs on the other end of the balcony so you can enjoy a morning coffee and pastry as the sun rises.

Things You Will Need

  • Woven, weather-resistant rug
  • Weather-resistant patio couch or chair
  • Metal table
  • Lamp
  • Bistro table and chairs
  • Potted plants
  • Plant stand

About the Author

Vera Leigh has worked as a professional freelance writer since 2008. Her work has appeared in "Learn Overseas" and "Grad Source" magazines. In addition, she received an honorable mention in "Newsweek's" My Turn contest. She has written features for nonprofits focused on literacy, education, genomics and health. In her spare time, Leigh puts her English major to use by tutoring in grammar and composition.

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