An easy way to make the transition from indoors to outdoors feel seamless? Houseplants! Here, container gardens, potted trees and small planters lead occupants out onto the small balcony and give it a lush feel.
A small outdoor space like this balcony is transformed into an inviting green zone by Jeffrey Erb Landscape Design which utilizes Viburnum ‘Pragense’, Magnolia liliflora and other plants to striking effect.
The smooth neutral exterior design of this home is given a two-tone effect with an accent wood panel on the upper half of the house. Meeting the wood panel in the center of the wall is a small balcony. On the ground, a patio space creates a base for a cozy outdoor living room complete with fireplace. From the patio the space transitions to the open, bright backyard.
Ryan Benoit and Chantal Aida Gordon of The Horticult threaded stainless steel rods through terra-cotta pots and suspended them from horizontal surfaces. These striking vertical gardens can punch up the smallest balconies and patios.
Elegantly spare, this sophisticated bedroom provides every comfort without taking up a lot of floor space. Dressers do double duty as nightstands and support for a simple glass desk. King-sized bed? Check. And if you need more air, step out onto the balcony for panoramic views.
A glass railing keeps this small balcony feeling open while keeping it safe. Step onto the wood flooring and peer over the black railing for a view of the backyard below, which features a fire pit and built-in seating.
This quaint balcony right off the master bedroom might be small but smart, simple furnishings make it a great outdoor sitting area. Traditional sconces stand out against the stone wall for added character.
This master bedroom commands impressive mountain views as well as a home office, master bathroom and a balcony. The room's originally too-small exposed beams were clad in larger pine box beams, a more dramatic look to match the expansive space.
An artful array of colorful plantings burst from vessels large and small, creating a peaceful spot to relax in the midst of the city. Woven seating has a stylish rubbed gold finish, and a modern accent table is a functional spot to set a drink while enjoying this urban oasis.
A small square table with a glass top creates a little dining area on this wood balcony. Upholstered gray chairs are decorated with black and white floral pillows, complementing the black railing and the home's gray exterior.
This award-winning lake house was built on a small island in Canada. Perched overlooking a lake, the home was designed to take in the views with sprawling porches, a private balcony and an inviting gazebo.
This modern gray living room features a small sitting area with a black sofa and neutral chaise lounge, as well as a gray and white area rug. A staircase leading from the living room to upstairs area includes a balcony overlook that is illuminated by a candelabra-like chandelier.