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10 Tiny Apartment Balcony Ideas

Don't let your small space hold you down, just get creative!

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Hanging Pots

We’ll kick off this list with some apartment balcony ideas for plant parents. For an attractive, space-saving vertical garden, you can install hooks on the ceiling of your balcony and let pots with herbs, small vegetables and pretty flowers hang without taking up valuable floor space.¬†

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Acacia Fliptop Outdoor Balcony Tablevia merchant

Balcony Railing Table

Don’t have room for a table and chairs? You can still enjoy the city views or the green trees surrounding your small space by installing this folding table over the deck¬†railing. Tuck two chairs on either side of the balcony railing table for even more relaxing vibes.

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Hammock Hangout

Maybe there isn’t enough space for a chaise lounger on your balcony, but if you want to kick back, a hammock is perfect for small outdoor spaces. Hammocks make a nice choice because you can easily take it down if you want to use the balcony for something else, like entertaining company.

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Perimeter Bench

For optimum seating in a small space, utilize the walls of your balcony to create a wrap-around bench. You can make the L-shaped bench as small or big as you need using concrete blocks, crates, etc. This is one of our favorite apartment balcony furniture ideas.

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Vertical Crate Storage

To store your go-to balcony needs, like a watering can and sunscreen, as well as display your pretty potted plants, stack crates vertically along the wall.

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 Bike Rackvia merchant

Balcony Bike Stand

If you don’t want to keep your bike inside your apartment where it’s going to take up precious floor space, we recommend ordering the Bike Nook bicycle stand. It’s adjusts to fit just about any bike. Because the Bike Nook is freestanding, you don’t have to worry about drilling holes into the wall either. Plus, it’s portable, so you can bring your bike inside if the weather gets dodgy.

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Yogurt bowl with fruits and nuts and cacao powder with cup of delicious tea on the wooden table.insonnia/Getty Images

Folding Bench and Chairs

Sometimes you want to sit with a book and a cup of coffee on your balcony, other times you want to move around and water your plants, grill some food or do some yoga. A folding bench and chairs makes for the perfect space-saver when you need more room.

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 Char Broilvia merchant

Small Electric Grill

If all you want to do is get your BBQ game on, don’t let your small balcony get in the way. While grills typically take up a lot of space, this model from Char-Broil is takes up less space than a small deck chair, but it’s still large enough to cook up to 12 burgers at a time. And because it’s an infrared electric grill, you don’t have to worry about any restrictions your lease might have for propane or charcoal grills on the balcony.

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Drying and Storage Rack

Whether you have clothes you want to air dry, shoes you want to air out, or need an extra place to put a potted plant, this versatile and space-saving rack is perfect for your small balcony!

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Bushnell Bar Set With Solid Wood Outer Materialvia merchant

Balcony Bar

Cozy up to the bar even in a small space with slim balcony bar like this one made from acacia wood. The bar itself is just over 16 inches deep with a weight capacity of up to 500 pounds, so it can hold more than enough to entertain company without eating up all the space on your balcony. Another plus is that you don’t have to nail or screw it to anything, meaning you don’t have to worry about risking the deposit on your apartment.

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Alexa Erickson
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