My Apartment Balcony - small space apartment balcony decor and style ideas. | Inspired by Charm

At this point, I think you’ve seen most of my Pittsburgh apartment. One space I haven’t shown you yet is my apartment balcony. Although it’s not large, I love having this outdoor area, and I’m excited to share it with you today.

My Apartment Balcony - small space apartment balcony decor and style ideas. | Inspired by Charm

In all honesty, this space came together rather serendipitously.

I stumbled upon these two chairs at HomeGoods just before I moved to Pittsburgh. I actually purchased them for a project at my St. Marys’ house, but they ended up making the move with me and work well out here.

My Apartment Balcony - small space apartment balcony decor and style ideas. | Inspired by Charm

My Apartment Balcony - small space apartment balcony decor and style ideas. | Inspired by Charm

My Apartment Balcony - small space apartment balcony decor and style ideas. | Inspired by Charm

As someone who loves to get my hands in the soil, I knew I’d need a couple planters. Last year I picked up these big containers at West Elm. Since I wouldn’t be using them in St. Marys, I brought them here, and they are now at home on my balcony.

My Apartment Balcony - small space apartment balcony decor and style ideas. | Inspired by Charm

My Apartment Balcony - small space apartment balcony decor and style ideas. | Inspired by Charm

I love that the taller one gives some height, while the shorter one is large enough for an evergreen. I snapped up this unique guy on clearance at Lowes. It’s been doing well and even sprouted a few new branches. I’m not sure it will survive the winter, but it’s worth a shot.

My Apartment Balcony - small space apartment balcony decor and style ideas. | Inspired by Charm

My Apartment Balcony - small space apartment balcony decor and style ideas. | Inspired by Charm

I also tucked in a couple other planters and filled them with herbs. I used the herbs, especially the basil, quite a bit this summer. Remember my trio of crostini recipes? A lot of the herbs in those were from this little garden.

This unique cement cactus is another HomeGoods find. (I think I got it when I picked up the chairs.) It’s just a fun, odd accessory. The pillows were from Target’s summer collection.

My Apartment Balcony - small space apartment balcony decor and style ideas. | Inspired by Charm

My Apartment Balcony - small space apartment balcony decor and style ideas. | Inspired by Charm

Oh, and for reference, here is a photo I shared last week from my dining room. The sliding doors to the balcony are just behind the table.

My Apartment Balcony - small space apartment balcony decor and style ideas. | Inspired by Charm

My Apartment Balcony - small space apartment balcony decor and style ideas. | Inspired by Charm

And that’s it. I hope you enjoyed this peek. As you can see, it’s not grand, but it’s a welcome space in the city. By the way, my balcony overlooks an open area where the building management holds concerts, fitness classes, and pop-up markets. I have a great view of all the action.

My Apartment Balcony - small space apartment balcony decor and style ideas. | Inspired by Charm

I’m hoping to add a few fall touches to my balcony, so I wanted you to see it now before the transition (and before all of my plants dry up). The end of summer is always so bittersweet.

Hope you’re having a fabulous week. I’ll meet you back here tomorrow for a quick and flavorful appetizer recipe that you’re going to love.

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Comments

  • Daniel@OneFawnPug at

    What a great space! I love the pop of color (and comfort) the pillows bring. A nice assortment of plants. Great spot for morning coffee or afternoon wine!

  • Erin at

    Love the planters! I’ve started looking for some taller planters for in front of our house. We have a West Elm opening here in a few weeks, so I can’t wait to go take a look at them!

  • Peggy Z at

    Oh my word! Plant envy and a whole lot of window envy! Your ceiling to floor windows are spectacular. Sunshine, sunshine. That fiddle leaf fig is a gorgeous specimen. Do you know the name of the succulent you have sitting on the balcony in front of your side table? You have made your apartment so inviting. I have so enjoyed watching the process

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