How to Make the Most of Your Seriously Small Apartment Balcony ..29 Mar 2015 . In the middle of the balcony, flowers live in a box that perches on the opposite side of the rail, which avoids taking up valuable floor space. The little railing-mounted table . (Image credit: My Paradissi). I love the idea of fitting a cushion to a little bitty balcony and making it a place to curl up and relax outside.