Apartment Deck

Budget Friendly Ways to Utilize Every Inch of Your Apartment Deck

There are a lot of ways to improve your apartment deck and help get the most bang for your buck by being able to better utilize every inch of the space you are paying for!

Here are some budget-friendly ways for you to transform your apartment deck into a functional space for you and your guests.


Installing multifunctional balcony furniture


If you know a bit of carpentry, you can build a spectacular piece of multifunctional balcony furniture to enhance your apartment deck. This combines a lot of seating space with a bench and vertical storage.


Creating a vertical lattice structure with some cheap materials for your local hardware store will provide a shelving space for small plants or objects. You can also use small dollar store crates under the bench to stash some small blankets, pillows, or games. Thrifting a small outdoor rug will help warm the space and bring the whole area together, sustainably and cheap!


Adding pops of colors with planters


You can set the tone for an inviting balcony by implementing touches of colors that are known to bring calmness, warmth, and serenity to any space. One easy and eco-friendly way to add a pop color is by creating your own planter wall.

Adding greenery not only helps keep the air clean around you and promotes pollination, but also brings a new feeling liveliness to an area that can lead to more calm and happy feelings.


A fun way to maximize color is by picking up some cheap pots on Amazon or at your local plant shop and painting them to match your own aesthetic! Make sure to choose colors that you find yourself drawn to, and make you feel good looking at to help enhance the moods that bring out the best in you.

Seating ideas using pallet boards


Pallet boards are also quite useful when you are transforming a simple balcony deck into something inviting and relaxing. These can be used to create a wood pallet sectional sofa with tufted outdoor cushions to transform the outdoor apartment deck into a cozy hangout.


If your balcony is a bit limited in space, you can utilize the wall by using a roll of inexpensive reed fencing to spruce it up. You might opt for a string of paper lantern-style lights to add a bit of ambiance during the night.


Throw in a machine-washable cotton rug on top the wood tiles and put a white planter with hassle-free faux plants to seal the deal.


Adding twinkle lights


One of the most important elements of any room is lighting and while the sun provides all you need during the day, adding some inexpensive twinkle lights can help maximize the hours of use for your apartment deck.


If you are transforming your balcony deck, consider using string lights to line the walls, railing, or windows. Adding fun lights will create a nice new spot for dinner dates while practicing social distancing, or just a nice breathe of the crisp fresh air before bedtime.



Ideas for the improvement of your apartment deck has no limits if you make the most out of it. You can spend a fortune, or you can settle for trendy pieces from local discount stores to begin with.


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