At this time of year, nothing is nicer than having your own, private outdoor space. And you don't have to have a giant backyard to create a beautiful outdoor retreat — it's possible to make an inviting space out of even the smallest balcony. Take a look at these 10 very inspiring (and very small) outdoor spaces.
Above: This Swedish balcony from Mainstreet Stockholm looks like a great place to enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning.
A cozy little porch spotted on The Everygirl.
Compact furniture means that this small balcony from Marie Claire Maison still has plenty of seating.
A petite dining set graces a petite balcony from Interior Stockholm.
Blankets and poufs and lots of plants mkae this little patio, spotted on Decorist, extra inviting.
A folding table and chairs (and a little outdoor artwork) make this balcony from Liz Marie Blog into a little retreat.
This balcony from Dustjacket Attic is on the large side for an apartment balcony, but there are plenty of ideas here — a bench loaded with cushions, plants in a variety of heights and in a variety of containers — that would also work in a much smaller space.
A little greenhouse makes plenty of room for plants on this balcony from Brit + Co..
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