Just because you do not have a yard does not mean you cannot enjoy your outdoor space. Decorating such a small space can sometimes come as a challenge, but by following this renter-friendly, five-step process you are sure to add some charm to your outdoor space.  

Decide on a color scheme. 
Nothing brings a space to life like color! Decide on a color scheme and start decorating your outdoor space. Try painting an existing piece of patio furniture in a bold cheerful color. You will be amazed at how much color can transform your space!
Set-up furniture.
Determine just how much space you have so that you know what will fit. Add a space saving table and matching chairs or just a small bistro set. A utility cart is a great patio addition that you can roll in or out as needed. If you are a DIYer then try creating your own seating. Just make sure you have ample seating, especially if you plan to entertain outdoors.
Define the space.
After you have set up your patio furniture then work on defining the space. Use an outdoor area rug, a couple deck tile ,or some artificial turf. If your space is small the expense for these items should be minimal. Also, don’t forget to utilize colors and patterns to define the areas in your outdoor space.
Add accessories.
Give your balcony the personal touch by adding decorative items. Grab a couple outdoor decorative pillows or drink coasters, and add comfort and color to your small balcony. A small tier of plants or an herb garden can quickly add color plus some tranquility to your space. Resist the urge to cover the balcony with trinkets that you just won’t use. Make sure to check out our Pinterest board Small Apartment Balcony for more creative ideas!
More Lights. 
Open up your outdoor space and improve the functionality with some additional lighting. It is as easy as adding an LED bulb to your outdoor lighting fixture or hanging up some chinese lanterns. Adding a string of lights to your balcony railing you also add a functional and also decorative effect to your space. 

Need more ideas…
Check out our Pinterest board Small Apartment Balcony for tons more ideas. Make sure to follow us on Pinterest, and get inspired to makeover your outdoor space!

Do you have a small outdoor space that you have transformed and now love? We’d love to hear all of your apartment balcony makeover ideas!

Just because your balcony is small does not mean you cannot make the most out of all your rental space! Our expert apartment finders work with renters daily to help them find an apartment with the right outdoor space. Contact us and let our licensed apartment locators find you a place that suits all your needs and your budget!