No matter how small your balcony is, it is where you can bask in the sun and enjoy the fresh air, without having to step out of the house. But, as shocking as it may seem, most balconies are ignored and misused – either home to little-used furniture pieces or serving as a graveyard for dead plants. But not anymore!
Whether you have a modest terrace or a pint-size balcony, we have gathered some really cool ideas that will let you see your outdoor space in a different light. Here’s a simple guide to decorating a small balcony:
1.Embrace everything green
Nothing makes a balcony more appealing and pretty as plants do. Add clusters of potted plants strategically to create a symmetrical look and rest assured, you will fall in love with your balcony. In case you don’t have much floor space to play with, think of balcony planters, or opt for a vertical garden, instead.
2. Add comfortable seating
You might have a small balcony, but that doesn’t mean you cannot include seating options. Do your best to include comfortable seating in the form of foldable chairs and tables. You can even think of adding a bench or an outdoor pouf for a casual vibe.
3. Add a soft landing-cushion
Why limit the decor of the balcony just to plants and furniture when you can do so much more with it? Add patterned rugs or faux grass carpet to infuse a warm comfortable vibe into your balcony. The feeling of keeping your feet on a soft surface will surely take your balcony experience to a new height.
4. Don’t forget to add lights
Just like any other room, good lighting is the key to create a romantic ambiance in the balcony. Add fairy lights, candles, hanging lights, and floor lamps to invigorate your outdoor space. You can even think of adding DIY lamps like tiki torches to keep mosquitoes away!
5. Add some storage options
Sure, we can’t get our balconies to be the spitting image of a magazine cover, but, that doesn’t mean we cannot blend style with functionality. If you need a place to stow away your gardening tools, think of adding storage options in your balcony. A double duty bench with storage option will go a long way in keeping things organized in your balcony.
6. Take time to design your space
In the end, it is your balcony, and you get to decide what kind of decor it will carry. Take some time to plan out the seating, and lighting to create a space that resembles your inner soul.