45 Cool Ideas To Make A Small Balcony Cozy - Shelterness.8 Jun 2016 . Don't have a space for your kids to draw? Use your balcony for that! In small apartments it's a pretty common idea to use a balcony not only for storage but also as a home office. Vertical gardening is always a way when the space is at a premium. Natural wood is a perfect material to cover balcony's walls.