Morning coffee, afternoon lunch break, or nighttime gathering--there’s decor for anything you use your balcony for. We’ve put together a list of the trendiest summer balcony decor and furniture, perfect for everything from entertaining to relaxing!
1. Bistro Set
Our Recommendation: Ikea, $50
Just because your balcony might be small, doesn’t mean it can’t be mighty! Bistro sets take up a limited amount of space, making them perfect for New York City balconies. Our real estate agent Marilyn De Amorim suggests Ikea’s $50 bistro set. “Ikea has some great deals, which is ideal in NYC where people move so often. When I used to have a balcony, I would go outside in the mornings and drink my coffee and read the paper,” she says.
2. Hanging Chairs
Our Recommendation: Pier One (sale prices)
Bold pillows are a great way to decorate your outdoor space. Not only do they make seating more comfortable, they also make your balcony more bright!
4. String Lights
Our Recommendation: Crate & Barrel, $39.95
String lights are a fun and affordable way to brighten up your balcony at night. It gives your space a cozy yet charming feel, perfect for sunset book reads or nighttime dinner parties.
5. Deck Tiles
Our Recommendation: Ikea, $52.99 for 9 tiles
A lot of New York City balconies have concrete floors, which is often overlooked since it is so typical. However, a great way to make your balcony feel more homey is to add interlocking deck tiles. It’s an affordable way to decorate, and replaces the typical outdoor rug that’s used on so many balconies already.
6. Wall Plants
Our Recommendation: West Elm, $20-30 each
Greenery is an obvious addition to any balcony/terrace, but hanging them on your wall is a creative way to save space and still get the same effect.
7. Uplight for Trees/Plants
Our Recommendation: PhantomSky Solar Spotlight, $25 each
When night comes, you don’t want your balcony plants to blend in with the darkness. Logan Yost, interior decorator and stager, suggests using solar uplights to keep your greenery lit up after the sun goes down.