Transform your balcony

Having outdoor space is a luxury when you're living inner city, even if it's just a small balcony. If you have one, you owe it to yourself to make the most of it. Your seriously small balcony has plenty of design potential. We've pulled together a few ideas on how you can transform your tiny balcony into your inner-city sanctuary. You may need to check with the management company before you do anything too drastic!

1. Add a small table...

All you need to enjoy your morning coffee on your balcony is a cafe table and a chair. Choose one that folds up easily so you can store it inside if necessary. Go for something out of the norm to really make it stand out. Or, if you're on a budget you could DIY using creates and cushions.

2. ..or a spot to recline

If your balcony is your place for relaxation you may prefer to add an outdoor daybed or recliner chair, paired with a small table. Perfect for soaking up the sun or for that evening read with a glass of wine.

3.Use floor cushions

There's no need to invest in outdoor furniture especially if you're just renting. Get some colourful and comfortable floor pillows that will do double duty inside.

4. Go green

Pack your balcony with planters filled with lush plants to create the feel of that backyard you've always wanted. Adding some herbs and easy-grow vegetables will allow you to really make the most of your outdoor space, especially if you get plenty of sunlight.

5. Or go colourful

If you'd prefer to bring some colour into your life, go for flowers on to the balcony instead. Scented ones will give you a real sensory experience every time you step outside.

6. Liven up the floor

Transform the look of your balcony with a patterned rug or runner. Be sure to choose one that will stand up to the elements. You could even go for an artificial grass.

7. Let there be light

Chances are you will already have a light on your balcony, but you can make it even cosier by adding lanterns and weatherproof string lighting.

There are a few more ideas below. You can also check out our 'Balcony Style' Board on Pinterest - and why not follow us while you are there!!

These are just simple ideas, but hopefully we've given you some inspiration. Whether they work for you or not will depend on the location of your balcony and how exposed to the elements you are!