Even a small outdoor space has potential! It is quite possible to decorate a small balcony or terrace in style, without breaking the bank. These few ideas, listed in a practical way, will undoubtedly be able to free your inspiration. Leave room for imagination to arrange your terrace or your balcony. The overall effect takes precedence for a successful decorative inspiration. So there is no need to buy everything, take your pick! Also discover how to arrange the exterior to gain intimacy.

1. Decoration 10m2 or less: practicality and small volumes

Do you live in an apartment and are you lucky enough to have a balcony? If it is attached to the living room, it is all the more interesting. It is then possible to think of this space as a real extension, the exterior continuity of your living room. Also find out how break the vis-a-vis.

  • Bench
  • Foldable furniture
  • Floor pillow
  • Low table
  • Garlands
  • Mirror
  • Climbers
  • Carpet
  • Screening reed
  • Built-in planter on the balcony railing
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2. Zen-inspired decoration: promote disconnection

Need a cocoon synonymous with calm and tranquility? Opt for a Buddhist-style decoration, which is conducive to serenity. Minimalism is key, with clean lines and colors inspired by nature.

    • buddha statue
    • Planting space delimited by a tray, a pot or an XXL planter
    • Fountain or large decorative water bowl, like a mini pond
    • Stepping stones in slate, natural stone or graphite
    • Typical vegetation: bonsai, Japanese maple, papyrus, fern, Japanese horsetail
    • Large rounded pebbles, small gravels
    • Associated colorimetry: green, grey, white, black, red
Japanese garden terrace
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3. Recovery decoration: personal and inexpensive

Decorate, yes, but not at any cost! Here, the expected effect is to transform your space into a personal and inexpensive cocoon. Make an inventory of your bric-a-brac, because any old wood, leather or any other natural material can potentially be recycled as a decorative object. If you are a fan of flea markets, flea markets and other garage sales, you will find your happiness in hunting for unique pieces. For do-it-yourselfers, simple ideas Do It Yourself (DIY) with a piece of wood and string are legion! All you need is some inspiration…

4. Decoration with plants: dialogue with nature

Prerequisite: be the happy companion of many plants. It is possible to maximize the effect of luxuriance by varying sizes, colors, scents, shapes. Whether the plants are large, vertical, drooping, miniature… You’re not done playing with the possibilities! Be sure to properly estimate their water needs, ensure adequate exposure. To create a real jungle, you just have to highlight them.

5. Modern-inspired decoration: clean lines and lightness

Need practicality and low maintenance? Opt for lightweight elements that do not clutter the space.

  • Foldable furniture
  • Candles
  • Frames
  • Sheer
  • shade cloth
  • Cushions
  • LED garland
  • Bench
  • Usual colorimetry: 3 colors maximum or gradient of one tone

If you are lucky enough to have a larger garden, check out the essentials for successful garden layout and protection from vis-à-vis.

modern terrace
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