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35 Cheap (But Expensive-Looking) Balcony Décor Accents You Can Buy on Amazon

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Not only is spring a good time to zhuzh up your balcony, but with new rules on outdoor socialising now in effect, chances are you’ll be spending a lot more time there in the coming months. Whether you have a patio-size space in Zone 4 or a pokey little hangout in Deptford, giving it a spruce-up needn’t cost a fortune. We’ve pulled together some inexpensive (but decidedly stylish) décor from Amazon, from bistro sets and other furniture to cocktail pitchers and throw cushions.

This simple bistro set will fit in even the cosiest spaces.

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Or how about this weather-resistant set, which you can leave out even if the weather takes a turn.

But we also like this rocking chair, which would be perfect for sitting and watching the sun set.

Since space might be at a premium, pick a small paddling pool for dipping your toes in (that doubles up as a drinks cooler).

String lights are a must for any outdoor space — these ones are solar-powered.


These cage-like lanterns would also add a nice ambiance.

This rug, made from plastic fibres, is easy to clean (but looks like it costs twice the price).

Likewise, these waterproof cushions (which come in a wide range of colours) can be left outside, either as floor cushions or to zhuzh up a love seat.

HOMPER Balcony Privacy Screen

If you live on a lower floor, or face another balcony, you might want a privacy screen. This one also acts as a wind barrier (so your plants will thank you).

For larger spaces, this wooden shelving unit could house your budding herb garden — or even the stuff you need to keep on hand at all times (like a bottle opener, or some shears).

Show off your plants with this multi-level plant stand.

La Jolíe Muse Flower Pots
£14 for 2
£14 for 2

We like the speckled finish on this pair of planters.

La Jolie Muse Hanging Planters

These white hanging planters would also be perfect for a trailing ivy.

And while these hanging planters (from Amazon’s tasteful basics range) could house plants in a bathroom, we think they’d also look nice hanging outside, too.

They also do a wider variety, which would be perfect for a trailing plant such as ivy.

This faux-plant would look striking in the corner of your balc (and won’t suffer when the temperature drops).


You could use this tray for cocktails, or even arrange some candles on it if you’re on the balcony in the evening.

And to keep those plants hydrated, we like the long spout of Haws, who have been making watering cans for 130 years.

They also do other garden accessories, like this brass plant mister.

If your balcony has no overhead coverage, this parasol (which can clip onto a chair or railing) will provide some much-needed shade.

A standalone hammock would be perfect for an afternoon snooze.

Finches deserve a little snack too.

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This hanging feeder is utterly charming.

Recreate your garden from The Sims with these derpy flamingos.

Or for something more grownup, these bronze effect birds would be nice among your pots.

Since patios are often conservative in terms of space, double-duty décor will be a big help. This cooler box has a rattan finish and could even function as a side table.

An inexpensive side table that can accommodate your book club read, a cafetiere, and maybe some SPF, too.


You can compost even in small spaces — this tumbling composter aerates your garden waste, meaning it can be compostable in just four weeks.

Introduce pollinator insects into your outdoor space with this rest stop, which will attract bees, lacewings, and butterflies.

This pine table could seat two for an al fresco dinner (and can be easily folded away, too).

Attachable Balcony Table

If space is really at a premium, this fold-down table (which could hold two glasses of wine and a bowl of olives) can attach to your balcony rail.

Keep mosquitos away with a (nice) citronella candle.

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This deck-chair set looks like something from the Conran Shop (and would be great for a laid-back cocktail hour).

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35 Cheap (But Expensive-Looking) Balcony Décor Accents