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6 Small But Beautiful Balconies From Around The World

Size shouldn't matter if the decor and view are wonderful!

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Photography: Antonius Schimmelbusch Interior Design & Masfotogenica Interiorismo (Main Photos)

Some of these balconies will make you do a double-take because they’re about the same size as a typical condominium unit balcony in the city. They are, however, oh-so-cozy, and packed with personality and style.

Stockholm, Sweden: Urban Scandi


With its stark simplicity—and its view of high-density housing—this could be a HDB balcony in the heartlands of Singapore! However, you won’t find a Singapore balcony indulging itself with an outdoor rug and snuggly throws on the metal-framed armchairs. This is a decorating and lifestyle tip from the Swedes: whatever the space, make it hemtrevliga (homely) and ombonade (snuggly).

Whimsical Scandi

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A ceiling-hung cocoon chair makes this small, Swedish balcony feel luxurious. A weathered metal tray table gives height to a potted plant and a cluster of candles, while a low table (it also could be a tray table) is ever-ready for a bit of fika (coffee). [Get a similar cocoon chair locally from Locsin International.]

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Copenhagen, Denmark: Danish Hygge


Hygge is defined as “creating a nice, warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life with good people around you.” As humble as the pieces on this balcony are, they certainly fulfill that definition. A pair of folding chairs, sweet hurricane lamps and potted blooms—not to mention that view—plus that special someone to share a glass of wine with are enough for this breathtaking space.

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READ: My Life-Changing Week With Hygge

Paris, France: A Fun, French Twist


We usually think of Parisian balconies as tiny but sophisticated and sexy. This sunny, colourful balcony has a bit more space to play with, so there’s a cozy loveseat in addition to the standard outdoor set-for-two, and the potted plants.

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Location: Malaga, Spain: Vibrant Spanish Flair


Here’s another balcony with a view of high-density housing. Its boxy white architecture is punctuated by vibrant colours and intricately patterned tiles of religious icons. Imagine this balcony with patterned Machuka tiles! [You can get similar yellow tables like these at Kartell.]

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Berlin, Germany: Rustic Charm


Country-meets-city in this little Berlin balcony. It has a view of faraway, old houses as well as train tracks; its little planter box is lush with greens while its fun furniture is smart in its sleek lines. [For a similar local chair, try A. Garcia Crafts.]

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This article by Chiquit Torrente-Brammall originally appeared on Houzz.com

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