45 Cool Ideas To Make A Small Balcony Cozy

zen area with the bench seats and table

zen area with the bench seats and table

It’s common for some countries to have really small balconies in their apartments. Russia is one of those countries and IKEA has recently hosted a contest for the coziest small balcony. We’ve chosen some of the best balconies from this contest and added some more to the mix. They serve different purposes but everybody could find some interesting ideas in their designs. A lot of these balconies feature IKEA’s furniture so it won’t cost you much to furnish a balcony of the similar size. If your balcony is really tiny don’t hesitate to check these ideas out.

You’ll be able to turn your balcony in one of those areas that provides comfort and could become a place to have a romantic dinner there. If you aren’t interested in that you might turn it into a little home office or a small garden. You’ll learn that even though balconies usually aren’t very spacious they could be functional and cozy anyway.

Here are some ideas you might want to consider designing your balcony:

  • Go vertical. Using balcony walls to hang pots or shelves on save might save you some space.
  • Consider using a fold down table. If you want your balcony to become your breakfast nook without losing its other functions that might be a way to go.
  • Keep it simple. A tiny balcony doesn’t need lots of furniture.
  • Combine things. A daybed could feature lots of storage under those cozy cusions.
  • Create privacy. Don’t forget to add curtains. They might also protect you from sunlight if neccessary.

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even a small balcony could feature a hammock for additional relaxation

even a small balcony could feature a hammock for additional relaxation

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fold down table could easily save you some space

fold down table could easily save you some space

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adding bright color to a balcony might help to make it more livable

adding bright color to a balcony might help to make it more livable

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dont afraid to leave brick walls bare on a baclony that easily add some charm to it

dont afraid to leave brick walls bare on a baclony that easily add some charm to it

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hang flower pots on the railing as a space saving solution

hang flower pots on the railing as a space saving solution

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having a breakfast overlooking rooftops is so romantic

having a breakfast overlooking rooftops is so romantic

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lots of little lights might help to turn your balcony in a romantic place

lots of little lights might help to turn your balcony in a romantic place

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modern balcony decor with cute little shrubs

modern balcony decor with cute little shrubs

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Ikea's furniture will work as a charm on any small balcony.

Ikea's furniture will work as a charm on any small balcony.

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A comfy seat, some greenery and string lights are things you need  to create an amazing relaxing area.

A comfy seat, some greenery and string lights are things you need to create an amazing relaxing area.

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A cozy rug and a small table could make your balcony a perfect breakfast nook.

A cozy rug and a small table could make your balcony a perfect breakfast nook.

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Don't have a space for your kids to draw? Use your balcony for that!

Don't have a space for your kids to draw? Use your balcony for that!

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In small apartments it's a pretty common idea to use a balcony not only for storage but also as a home office.

In small apartments it's a pretty common idea to use a balcony not only for storage but also as a home office.

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Vertical gardening is always a way when the space is at a premium.

Vertical gardening is always a way when the space is at a premium.

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Natural wood is a perfect material to cover balcony's walls.

Natural wood is a perfect material to cover balcony's walls.

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Flowers is a great addition to any outdoor space even if it's very small.

Flowers is a great addition to any outdoor space even if it's very small.

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a little reatreat might be all you need after long working hours

a little reatreat might be all you need after long working hours

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One more example showing how cozy a balcony could be if you use natural wood to cover its walls.

One more example showing how cozy a balcony could be if you use natural wood to cover its walls.

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Adding bright colors might be a good idea too.

Adding bright colors might be a good idea too.

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If you like painting than your balcony could become your studio cuz all this natural light it's usually filled in with.

If you like painting than your balcony could become your studio cuz all this natural light it's usually filled in with.

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Ikea Balcony
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Tiny balconies work well to organize a little breakfast nook.

Tiny balconies work well to organize a little breakfast nook.

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Curtains might be an only way to protect your balcony if it's located on the south side of the house.

Curtains might be an only way to protect your balcony if it's located on the south side of the house.

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Ikea Balcony
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This balcony is a perfect example of how it could become a tiny living space.

This balcony is a perfect example of how it could become a tiny living space.

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Greenery need a lot of sunlight so it makes a perfect sense to grow it on a balcony.

Greenery need a lot of sunlight so it makes a perfect sense to grow it on a balcony.

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Ikea Balcony
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Combine your balcony with a kitchen and you have an additional space to hide a fridge in a plain sight.

Combine your balcony with a kitchen and you have an additional space to hide a fridge in a plain sight.

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A fireplace can take dining on a balcony to the next level.

A fireplace can take dining on a balcony to the next level.

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open balcony is a great idea too

open balcony is a great idea too

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Ikea Balcony
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Ikea Balcony
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Combining storage with a seating is always a great space saving idea.

Combining storage with a seating is always a great space saving idea.

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a potting station is a must for a small balcony garden

a potting station is a must for a small balcony garden

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Ikea Balcony
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If your balcony is next to the kitchen then turning it in a herb garden is a way to go.

If your balcony is next to the kitchen then turning it in a herb garden is a way to go.

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surrounding yourself with greenery is always a good idea

surrounding yourself with greenery is always a good idea

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Ikea Balcony
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Ikea Balcony
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Ikea Balcony
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Ikea Balcony
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rugs could cahnge the look of any space into something completly different

rugs could cahnge the look of any space into something completly different

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Ikea Balcony
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use your walls and even a tiny balcony could become a beautiful garden

use your walls and even a tiny balcony could become a beautiful garden