Whether its a wonderful sunny morning, windy monsoon afternoon or a chilly winter evening, an unattended, unloved balcony, is a tragic sight. So if you are currently using yours as a storage area for broken outdoor furniture or a cemetery for dead plants, there are dozens of great ideas for transforming a perfectly good but ignored outdoor space.Even a modest terrace is considered a luxury in city apartments, with a little creative thinking, you can transform your tiny balcony into an irresistible retreat. Setting up a stunning balcony thats low on maintenance is everybodys dream especially if you are too lazy (like me) or too busy (also me!) to take care of it. But when its made of durable materials and designed cleverly, what youll have is a long-lasting home balcony that will be your personal haven.Set A BudgetAllocate a budget taking into consideration a number of things flooring, wall treatments, furniture and lighting and decor options. Few things that cause costs to exceed your budget are flooring and wall design materials so keep durability and sustainability in mind.Affordable DeckingThe typical apartment balcony has a plain concrete floor. Fortunately, you can do a lot with a plain canvas. Spruce it up with interlocking deck tiles. They are very easy to install by simply snapping the pieces together. This will even work if you are a renter they are a cinch to remove.Good-Quality Minimalistic FurnitureAll you need to enjoy your morning coffee on your balcony is a caf table and a chair. Choose one that folds up easily so you can store it inside if necessary. A built-in bench seating is also the perfect solution. Rustic floor poufs made of straw add extra seating.Decorate With Patterns And TexturesPile on the textiles. Amp up the look of your balcony with a patterned jute rug. Look for pieces that add function and splendour. For example, a mosquito net canopy is a protective element that also looks lovely. Add some outdoor pillows to make things extra comfy.Use The Wall SpaceHang planters or weather-resistant art. If you feel like splurging a little, a planter wall sets the tone.Light It UpWhen it comes to lighting, closed balconies can have some accent lights like fairy lights or other decorative options. Whereas, open balconies should preferably have ceiling hung lights or wall hung lights where rains wouldnt affect themGet Low-Maintenance PlantsAll you need to complete your house balcony design are low-maintenance plants! From snake plants to ferns, these green friends require minimal upkeep and can thrive indoors as well. Moreover, these plants are known for purifying the air and adding to the homes warm aesthetic.