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Apartment Balcony Decorating Ideas

Just because you live in apartment for rent doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice outdoor living. There are plenty of ways to spruce up that patio. Here are some balcony ideas for small apartment decorating. Which of these can help take your patio to the next level?

patio plants

Greenery
No matter how far up you are from the ground, there are plenty of ideas to bring nature into your small space. Succulents are modern, easy to care for and they bring life to any desert-like patio. Having plants to care for will keep you using your patio regularly, rather than having an empty, sparse area that you never use. Bonus: you can plant them in anything, like chipped coffee mugs or a collection of shot glasses.

Lights
Lights are a cheap and easy way to jazz up a patio. There are infinite lighting options – it is the perfect way to set the mood you want for a small patio. Want soft lighting? Opt for lanterns. Want to keep electricity down? Try solar charging lights. Pull out that tangled box of Christmas lights and wrap them around the patio railing for a dreamy feel. The possibilities are endless – and cheap.

Seating
Try a corner bench that can be used as storage. This will maximize your space and give your patio a comfortable and unique feel. Covered cushions and pillows can be tailored to your taste, and you can comfortably enjoy the great outdoors…of your apartment.

Cubbies
In a small space, extra storage is basically gold. Along with the corner bench, you can add in some cubbies for even more storage. IKEA offers affordable and easy to assemble options that are clean, simple and won’t turn your patio into a catch all for a bunch of unused junk. You can use the shelving for all that grill equipment that you don’t use very often.