From creating vertical gardens to thinking of putting a canopy, the balcony deserves attention just like the inside of your home, especially because more people are spending their time indoors these days
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Since 2020 forced people to stay isolated and safe within their homes, the needs of our living spaces have been redefined. Whether dealing with a constant space crunch indoors or just needing a breath of fresh air at any time of the day, the balcony becomes one of the most important spaces in any home.
Combine a few sleek and elegant furniture solutions with quirky decor ideas, and even the most ordinary balcony can be transformed into a cozy corner. You can convert your balcony into an outdoor dining space, a relaxing sit-out, or a peaceful green escape above the hustle and bustle of the city.
Rediscover what many describe as their favourite part of the home as Keyur Zaveri, senior director of Design & Sourcing at Furlenco shares a few interesting DIY balcony decor ideas.
Furniture definitely adds the oomph factor to any balcony, as you opt for a piece of sleek furniture that lends a vintage look to space. A circular slatted table and folding chairs or a low-height table with some cushions can add a retro feel to your balcony. You can also add some leafy potted plants for instant fresh energy and breezy vibes.
Add some colour
Paint your balcony all-white and then choose decor items with hits of vibrant colour. You can choose metal showpieces, tribal handicrafts, colourful planters for an uplifting balcony look that is full of freshness. Bright, colourful items will give it the happy holiday vibe every balcony needs.
There have been a lot of options lately for natural decor items. You can look for a layer of textured rattan items to add to your balcony, while silvery-leafed plants such as small olive trees or potted eucalyptus will help maintain a cooler tone. This will give the space an earthy, outdoor style, ideal for a Sunday reading session with your friends.
If your balcony has limited space but you still want a green sanctuary of your own, then a vertical garden is your solution. There are a variety of vertical garden routes to take, depending on whether you choose hanging planter cups or opt for plant pot holders and stands on the wall. These options are inexpensive and serve for a long time.
Play with a canopy
All open balconies and verandas can often become very hot during summers, so a canopy or shade can be a game-changer for your balcony. Everyone adores a simple yet classy use of white fabric on the ceiling; instantly adding a relaxed yet refined Mediterranean holiday feels to the balcony.
Give your balcony floors a magical makeover with the use of porcelain or wooden floor decking tiles. This helps bring together space with its furniture, decor, and greenery items, creating a balcony that's simple and classy.
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