15 Balcony Decor Ideas & Inspiration for 2020

May 11, 2020

balcony decor ideas

I’ve mentioned before that Alex & I have been on a major home renovation & decor kick these past few months. Once we finished turning the 2nd bedroom into my home office / closet we knew our next big project would be tackling our balcony.

Like many apartment dwellers we have a pretty boring concrete balcony. We’re lucky in that it’s a decent size for an apartment balcony (~ 7 ft x 8 ft) but, so far, we haven’t done much to make it a functional space or one we want to spend time in. We are changing that this spring! In order to get design and decor inspiration I took to Pinterest (classic lol) and wanted to share with you what my inspiration is for this renovation.

As you’ll see in the 15 balcony decor ideas below, there are a few decor elements that are repeated over and over that you can be sure would make an excellent addition to your balcony decor:

1. Lots of Greenery
Having a ton of plants and greenery on a balcony is a no brainer, and for that ‘pinterest worthy’ balcony think about having greenery at different heights throughout the space. It grabs the eye and adds dimension to a simple space.

2. Textiles Are Your Friend
What most visually appealing balcony spaces have in common is a mix of textiles. Again, this adds depth and dimension to the space, so pick an outdoor cushion you love for your space and add in coordinating pillows, blankets and an outdoor rug. Mix up your textures and colors for added depth.

3. Don’t Forget the Floor!
One of the most boring parts of an apartment is the standard concrete floor and it is so easy to change this. There are affordable click-together-tiles or opt for a decorative outdoor rug.

4. Think About How You’ll Use The Space
Some of the below photos just have couches and lounge seating, while others have a small table instead. Think about whether you want to create an area to lounge and read books, or whether you’d like a space to sit and eat. If the later, be sure to think about whether it will just be for two of you, in which case a table and chairs will work well or if you want more than 2 creating a bar stool style area is a better use of your space in this small area.

I’ll link my current favorite balcony decor pieces at the end, so be sure to read on for that. In terms of the best places to get balcony or patio decor:

Affordable = World Market, Wayfair & Target
Luxurious = Joss & Main & Serena & Lily
Decor Items = Anthropologie Home & Pottery Barn


15 Balcony Decor Ideas

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Outdoor Tile Flooring & Rugs:

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Other Decor:

38 comments so far.

38 responses to “15 Balcony Decor Ideas & Inspiration for 2020”

  1. Rach says:

    Oo I’m loving this!! I’m definitely looking for inspiration to revamp our balcony!


  2. jenniferpickering22gmailcom says:

    These are all amazing!!

    Effortlessly Sophisticated

  3. This is such a calming post to scroll through. I so wish I had a balcony to make use of … this is so dreamy and perfect for this season in isolation.

    ❥ tanvii.com

    • Lee says:

      Isn’t it!! I am definitely going for an ‘oasis in the city’ vibe for our balcony so that’s what I was trying to find with these inspo balconies – one’s that make you feel calm and cozy.

  4. Stephanie says:

    This sure does make me wish I had a balcony or back patio. I have a tiny slab of concrete facing the woods behind my townhome and it’s not possible to decorate it. Talk about a bummer. But I love these gorgeous spaces so much!

  5. These are all so dreamy! I have a small balcony myself and have been struggling with how to make the small space work. But some great ideas here that I would love to incorporate…thanks for sharing! xoxo, Sarah

  6. Lizzie says:

    These are such cute ideas! I’m currently revamping ours as we speak!


  7. Ashley says:

    I’m so into these balcony decor ideas- creating a relaxing + pretty outdoor space is always a top priority for me come spring + summer. 🙂

    Le Stylo Rouge

  8. these are such great tips and so many great pieces you picked out!! we are still working on the inside but will eventually tackle our back deck and screened porch and will def revisit. love this inspo!

    xx rebecca // thecrystalpress.com/blog

  9. dousedinpink says:

    I’m loving this inspiration! All of these spaces are so cozy and dreamy!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

  10. Katie B says:

    These are all so dreamy! We are currently house hunting and I just want all the home decor! I will be saving this post for major Inso when we finally find our dream home!



  11. Maureen says:

    These are all great ideas for revamping a balcony! I love how each picture just made me feel like I was transported somewhere else. It’s amazing! I would love that swing chair in my backyard too!

    Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com

  12. Kileen says:

    i’m getting so many good ideas from this post! gotta revamp my backyard patio asap!

  13. Lucy Bertoldi says:

    So dreamy! I loved tis post!

  14. Mica says:

    What lovely ideas! We don’t have a balcony but I have been thinking of ways we could freshen up our patio a little – not something we can do at the moment with our foster dog’s kennel out there, but something we can do in the future maybe! 🙂 Thanks for sharing the inspiration!

    Hope that you are having a nice weekend 🙂

    • Lee says:

      So sweet that you have a foster pup!!! And haha yes it may be hard to decorate with the kennel, but Im sure you can find a corner of the patio to turn into a cute nook for you to spend time in! <3

  15. I am so lucky to have a huge garden, but if I would have a balcony I wished it looks like these! They look fantastic!

  16. Marlene says:

    Ok I am obsessed with all of these! What a great use of a small space. So inspired by this

    • Lee says:

      Aw yay, I’m glad you feel inspired! Me too haha! I’m hoping my balcony turns out even half as good as these!

  17. Monica Hein says:

    OMG this makes me wanna move and find apt with balcony 🙂

  18. Loving this inspiration! We are looking to decorate our front porch soon.

    • Lee says:

      Ooo fun! Share photos when it’s done! I love seeing front porch decor (mainly because Im envious and can’t wait to have a front porch and not an apartment balcony lol!)

  19. elle says:

    so beauty. All theses inspirations make me feel want to decorate my balcony as well.

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