This is from a Scandinavian balcony and I like it because they have decided to use thin boards for the balcony decking.
Not only are they thinner than what we see a lot of in Toronto and North America, they have been allowed to age and are even set at cross purposes to each other - creating a nice pattern that is only partially hidden by the rug.
I've always been a big fan of putting a bench at the one end of your balcony or terrace. Creates sitting room without taking up much space. If you wished, you could also put a storage box under the bench for storing cushions, etc.
Great contrast between the flooring (greying with age) and the white railing and furniture. A real nice, small balcony from our northern compatriots!