It's Not Too Late—Easy Ways to Style Your Tiny Patio

If you've ever moved into an apartment with a balcony, you know the initial excitement that comes with daydreams of long summer nights spent outdoors, visions of morning coffees under the sun, and aspirations of neighborly cocktail parties at sunset. The initial intention is always to create an outdoor space to rival the greatest landscape artists, so why does our outdoor décor always seem to become an afterthought?

Even though outdoor spaces can't always be used year-round, it's no excuse to leave them undecorated. If you've reached August and your balcony is still a sad empty space—or if you've haphazardly purchased an outdoor set at the local hardware store and called it a day—it's not too late to make your alfresco space Insta-worthy. With a few simple tricks, you can whip your balcony into shape and even extend it into the fall months. Wait no more—the time to transform your balcony is now.