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  • Naomi Stephens | Permaculture Designer

Ideas for decorating your Balcony

Updated: Apr 10, 2022

One of the best things about small spaces is that they are easier to decorate, take less time and are more impactful than huge space decorations. It shows your appreciation for space and it makes hanging out in that area cosier.

So here are my simple tricks and ideas to turn a small space into a beautiful masterpiece.

Solar Lights

Solar lights are an uncommon way of brightening up your small space. It doesn't matter how old you are, no one can resist having twinkling little lights in the background of your balcony garden. You'll find lots of restaurants use this trick to boost up the ambience of an outdoor place.

The great thing about it is that it is free energy. Even better than that, you can hide the solar panel in amongst the plant pots so that it’s unseen.

Tealight candle decoration

It’s those twinkling lights again. It works every time. This is just bound to make your balcony space feel comfortable. You can place floor tea lights in holders or you can have them sitting on a small table you have on your balcony. This is a simple low-cost method of making the area really approachable during the evening time or nighttime with a lantern-like tea light placed.

Floor Matts

I don't see this trick being used a lot but using a coloured mat on a balcony makes a huge difference.

Try having a black and white, zig-zag or a multi-coloured matt and accent it with a similar coloured plant pot or decoration to match. Sometimes that's all it is to make your small space seem really coordinated and professionally decorated.


Vertical gardening is a must where small spaces are concerned as it’s the number 1 space-saving trick. This is by far the easiest way of having a vertical effect on your balcony. Grab any old ladder, paint it or don't, then simply place your plant pots.

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