Here's a post that might help - https://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/balcony-ideas-and-decor-inspiration
You could drape an outdoor rug over the rails for appeal from the ground.
I think simple is best. A couple of chairs and a table for drinks, hanging plants, and a small amount of decor on the wall-seasonal or something that works year round like a metal sculpture.
You can secure it at top & bottom rail and along the spindles. When my niece lived in New York, she had one on hers and never had any issues.
We own a condominium on the 11th floor with a lovely balcony. Keep in mind you will have wind, so make sure any furniture or planters you get are heavy enough that they won't be blown around. I would recommend artificial plants for the same reason. Have fun and enjoy your space.
Here is some inspiration for you: https://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/balcony-ideas-and-decor-inspiration
Paint a rug on the floor with painters tape or stencils. Add a heavy bench no lightweight furniture as the wind is always a factor. If you want plants use concrete bases or anchor them in large sand filled planters that you put your plant into. If you want privacy you could anchor something to the railing like lattice attached at MANY points to the railing with wire or electrical wiring straps. You could sit planters in front of that for even more privacy.
big heavy pots with plants maybe a few landscape lights for ambiance and a place to sit - good luck to you
Hi Alfred, A nice indoor/outdoor rug will be great with a bistro size table. It will depend on how large the balcony is as to what you can add. Just remember that your highrise may have restrictions on what can be placed out there. Also, make sure anything you add is heavy enough to now blow off in high winds.
Hi Alfred: First, does your condominium association have rules about what you can and can't put on your railing? If not, you can weave decorative vines through the railings, if you have them. I'm not sure what your patio area looks like, some have railings that you can see through and some are solid. If solid, perhaps you could paint the inside of it with flowers :) Not artistic? Well, you could get stencils! Also, a small table and 2 seat chair set would be nice. You can get them at Home Depot or Walmart. And, some tall bushy plants or plants. Here's a site that shows some plant holders that are really cute https://www.google.com/search?q=flower+pot+holders&client=firefox-b-1-d&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=SGVMaHOChOfyaM%252CMDIy5PZFch6HjM%252C_&vet=1&usg=AI4_-kQz3s3hnXV-r29VYf4LhQyaLFw_fQ&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjos4LN-obrAhVH-6wKHVX_DOoQ9QEwA3oECAEQNg&biw=1252&bih=562#imgrc=SGVMaHOChOfyaM
Here's some creative ideas, maybe you can adapt them to what you have:
helpful thank you
Hello A nice seating area and planters, rug might be suggested. Are there restrictions for curtains or screens. Depending on budget an art piece ir sculpture.
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Add lots of trees and flowers as well as nice patio string lights