3 Décor Ideas for a Balcony or Rooftop Terrace

If you’re looking for décor ideas for a balcony or rooftop terrace, don’t limit yourself. Just because the area might be small is no reason you can’t go all out decorating your outdoor area.


1. Create Flow

See the balcony as an extension of your condo or apartment. If you had the balcony door open and guests were milling about your apartment, what would invite them to step out onto the balcony and stay a while? First, you don’t want to block the area where you walk from the door to the balcony to peruse your beautiful view.

You may want to opt for a few comfortable chairs instead of couches and use small end tables instead of a large dining table, for example. If you have a rooftop terrace, then you may have a bit more space and can add the couches. However, still keep in mind how people will access your terrace and the path from the door to the balcony to take in the view. You want to keep that path and sight line open.

2. Choose Small Pieces

If your space is limited, you don’t want to fill it with bulky outdoor furniture. Pipe patio furniture is one option. These pieces tend to take up less space than some other types of outdoor furniture, such as wicker, but still give you all the benefits of selecting custom fabrics.

If you want to keep things green, consider Poly Lumber furniture. It comes in a variety of styles, including some small tables and chairs that won't overtake your balcony area. You can purchase it in a variety of bright colors and it has a lifetime warranty against rot, chipping paint and pest infestation. It is the perfect low maintenance option for small spaces.

3. Remember the Details

Adding furniture to your balcony or terrace extends your living area, but you wouldn’t just plop a couch down in your living room without any décor, would you? Just as you add details inside, you need to add a few accessories outside to make the space seem truly inviting.

Add a couple of outdoor lamps, an outdoor rug and even a few potted plants. Whatever items you need to make it look like an extension of your home, you should be able to find a simple outdoor solution to meet your needs.

When it comes to decorating a smaller space, such as a balcony or rooftop terrace, start small. It is better to add two chairs and discover you need a couple more than to purchase eight chairs and realize there is no way you can fit them all on your balcony.