Determine the Use of the Balcony
How would you like to use the space? The answer will help you choose the right furniture, saving you time and money in the long run. If you like alfresco dining, it is practical to buy solid outdoor dining furniture that is not too big or too small for the size of the space. You or your guests should be able to sit and dine in comfort.
Or you may be a person who loves relaxing with a book and a cuppa outdoors. If so, you should invest in an outdoor lounge or armchairs that you can use to indulge in afternoon relaxation in peace and quiet.
Whatever furniture you choose, make sure the pieces are made of high-quality, weather-resistant materials, and the fabric or cushions are washable.
Brighten it with Colours
A container garden can give life and colour to your balcony space. Your instant garden can either have large troughs or smaller pots, depending on the size and shape of your balcony. In addition, consider the amount of sun your balcony gets. This will determine the placement and choice of your plants.
Choose your plants carefully, as they can wither in pots quite fast and some will need daily watering in the hotter months. You can also pick plants that attract butterflies, and see more colour come to life in your instant garden.
Boring Backdrop No More
If the backdrop to your balcony is boring, such as a plain rendered or brick wall, cover it up with materials that are more interesting and textural, such as bamboo or other decorative screening. There is a wide range of attractive and affordable products in the market, including wood screens that look like laser-cut steel panels.
And just because it is an open space doesn’t mean a bold artwork is inappropriate. A boring wall can easily be transformed with a bright and breezy piece of artwork. If your balcony is tiny, consider putting up a big mirror to instantly make the space appear larger.
Big or small, styling a balcony is possible. All it takes is a carefully planning and lots of creativity.
View more creative Balcony Ideas on my Pintrest board.