Here are few tips that can transform your balcony from a unsympathetic boring balcony into a warm, cozy garden.
1- Let’s start with that boring cement floor: bring interest by adding texture. You can use a rug or wood floor panels, they are easy to clean, resistant to frost and can make your balcony look larger and way better.
2- Use your walls! Create a green wall by hanging plants in different heights. This will create a fascinating garden look. For a more structured look, use wall shelves and use it to display your plants. If you rather a more natural look, choose a vine or any climbing plant to cover the entire wall.
3- Create privacy: if you rather have a private space, use draping fabric or curtains. Choose outdoor fabric (I recommend Sumbrella ) in your favorite colors and just hang it horizontally. For a more backdrop look, use white fabric. If you want a natural look, use burlap. It’s a great fabric full of texture.
4- Furniture: it will change your balcony from average to a sanctuary. There are many places where you can find beautiful furniture, I recommend Rattan (if you want to spend a bit more). Other options are hammocks (great for tiny spaces), wood panels or crates with cushions on top to build comfy benches or tables. Just make sure the size is perfect for your balcony. Don’t overwhelm the space with big pieces.
5- Balcony accessories are a must! Use cushions, pillows and rugs. These are essential to make it look cozy and relaxing.
6- Create ambience with lighting. Make your balcony feel warm and inviting by using lighting fixtures like chandeliers, floor and table lamps. Decorative lights are a good way to add a romantic look to your décor. Just remember, it won’t be enough light if you want to read at night. You may need an extra table lamp.
7- Plants and flowers: Make sure to buy plants that will get the amount of light they need to be happy and pretty (low light, medium or sun). Get different plants full of color, texture and size.
Now, go and transform your balcony into a warm, colorful garden to enjoy the rest of summer. If you need help, just give me a call!