No matter how large or limited your balcony space is, consider these decorating tips for balcony designs as it’ll help you transform that little bit of outdoor area at home into a comfortable space to read, relax, and rejuvenate.  

1.    If you live alone and a narrow balcony like this is only yours to enjoy, try decking it out with slightly oversized furniture. It’ll create a nook that’s surprisingly cosy.
(Interior design by The Interarch Design)

2.    Just like a bay window, a customised seat at the balcony’s window creates a lovely area for you and your guests to hang out with a glass of wine and appreciate the lush view outside.
(Interior design by DistinctIdentity)

3.    While awkwardly shaped balconies may be restrictive in terms of furniture arrangement, you can play up its floors by cladding it with vintage mosaic tiles and giving it a retro spin!  
(Interior design by Free Space Intent)

4.    Add a dash of green to your balcony and block out any prying eyes with some tall plants.
(Interior design by The Interarch Design)

5.    For those who are not blessed with a green thumb, a strip of synthetic green is a great substitute for a feel of the outdoors. This best part about artificial turf is that it’s low maintenance and hygienic!
(Interior design by Prozfile)

6.    Set the balcony apart from an open concept living area by using contrasting flooring treatments. Here, the marble floors indoors and wooden decking outdoors set the tone for both areas.
(Interior design by DistinctIdentity)

7.    For furniture that’s proportional to their narrow balcony, the homeowners furnished it with child-sized – yet still comfortable – outdoor chairs.
(Interior design by Dreammetal)

8.    Got pets and children at home? Fence the balcony area off with a quaint picket fence like this!
(Interior design by The Interarch Design)

9.    Sometimes, all you need is a swing chair to make the best use of a small balcony. Just imagine curling up in it with a book and nodding off into a blissful weekend afternoon siesta! It’s the life.
(Interior design by KZ Designs)

10.    Got your own alfresco dining area and want to be closer to nature? Install a vertical garden at the balcony! Most of these systems are self-irrigated, so all you have to do is sit back and admire its lushness.
(Interior design by DistinctIdentity)

11.    While too much sunlight is not ideal for certain artworks, the tall and narrow walls of balconies are perfect for that not so precious, vertical piece of art.
(Interior design by Story Of Us)

12.    One way to make a narrow balcony comfy is by decking it out with an L-shaped outdoor sofa that’s of the right proportions. Place it to face inwards so that relaxing outdoors can still interact with those in the living room.
(Interior design by The Orange Cube Pte Ltd)

13.    Want to recreate a cosy dining area outdoors? Take hints from this balcony design, which is clad in a water-resistant PVC laminate and is fitted with an industrial lamp and family-sized dining set.
(Interior design by JQ Ong/ The Association)