What is the standard size of a balcony?
The smallest usable depth for a standing balcony is 1.5 to 2 feet. At 3 feet, two people can sit for coffee. 6 feet allow four people to sit around a dining table. Going from 6 to 8 feet will make it more comfortable, but any deeper is mostly only useful when hosting large groups.
Decoration ideas for balcony and terrace.
Private outdoor space is a dream of most people living in city apartments—even if it's just a small balcony. No matter how tiny it is, your balcony has plenty of design potential.
1. Add a Small Table
All you need to enjoy your morning coffee on your balcony is a café table and a chair. Choose one that folds up easily so you can store it inside if necessary.
2. Install Built-In Seating
Maximize your square footage with built-in bench seating. You'll also never have to worry about high winds knocking over your furniture—or worse, sending it flying.
3. Bring in Greenery
Pack your balcony with planters filled with lush plants to create the feel of that backyard you've always wanted. Add some herbs to make your balcony smell as good as it looks.
4. Opt for Floor Pillows
There's no need to invest in outdoor furniture—especially if you're just renting. Get some colorful and comfortable floor pillows that can do double duty inside.
5. Add Pattern with an Outdoor Rug
Amp up the look of your balcony with a patterned rug or runner. Be sure to choose one that will stand up to the elements.
6. Use Your Wall Space
Hang planters or weather-resistant art to help your balcony feel like an extension of your apartment.
7. Light It Up
Give yourself plenty of light for late-night hangouts by installing an outdoor pendant or sconces. If you're renting, go for string lights or outdoor lanterns.
8. Hang a Chair or Hammock
You may be in the city, but there’s no reason your balcony can’t feel like you're on vacation. A hanging chair or hammock create a laid-back vibe.
9. Opt for Folding Furniture
If you’re short on space, try installing furniture that can be tucked or folded away when not in use. This folding table disappears to free up floor space.
10. Surround Yourself with Flowers
You may not have room for a dining area (or even a chair), but there’s always space for flowers. Install planters along the balcony railing to sweeten your view and add to your home’s curb appeal.
How can I make my balcony look bigger ?
A rug can help yo make your balcony appear roomier and with the right print it could create the illusion of bigger space. A living wall is a perfect way to get a small garden without occupying any floor space.