5 Apartment Balcony Decorating Ideas, Tips, and Tricks

Make the most of your outdoor real estate when you transform your balcony into a little oasis. Enjoy having morning coffee, reading a book, or entertaining company as you take in the views and breathe the fresh air. Designing an apartment balcony doesn’t have to be just putting out a table and a few chairs. With a little planning and forethought, the space can become your new favorite place to spend time. We’ve rounded up some of the most innovative ways to make your patio a place you will love:

Be sure to check with your apartment management for rules and regulations regarding balcony decor before adding your own touches.

1. Add Some Green


Spruce up your space with a few pockets of green. The space will look lush and make you feel like your in the backyard. Planters to hang on the rails or walls can add interest to an otherwise bare space. Plus, your plants will get the sunlight they need on your balcony.

2. Pillows

Add some accent pillows or comfy floor pillows. Perfect for lounging or to use when you’re laying out soaking up some sun. Treating your balcony as an extension of your living room will make you want to spend more time there.

3. Lighting

Lighting is a crucial element in making any space feel homey. Standing outdoor lights or string lights are the way to go. With the extra lighting, you’ll have a nice spot for relaxing nights on your balcony.

4. Privacy Screen

Add a drop cloth or privacy screen to your balcony to block noise and have some alone time. It’s also a great way to add a pop of color without painting anything. Also adding tall plants like bamboo is an easy way to add a natural wall.

5. Outdoor Rug

Elevate the look of your balcony with a patterned rug. Make sure to pick one that will able to withstand the elements.


The White Oak communities are professionally managed by Grady Management, Inc. Learn more about Grady Management on the official website or Facebook page. While all White Oak communities are located close to Silver Spring, they each provide their own unique and quality apartment features and community amenities to fit the specific needs of the resident and provide the best of the best in apartment living.