With the onset of spring wants to spend more time outdoors. And if you get out of the city is not every day, it is possible to spend a pleasant evening or morning on your private balcony — a luxury that is available to almost everyone. In this article we will explain how to stop even a very small balcony from the warehouse of old things and winter tires in a cozy and stylish place to stay.
Glass or open balcony may be on the warmer months to fully and regularly used room in the apartment. Accordingly, its design should be approached as to the decor of any other room, i.e. to define the main function, style and colors. Most often on the balcony trying to put a small table and chairs for gatherings and to have as much greenery, which is best combined either with cozy style of Provence and country, or with current eco-trends in the interior. Oriental style and Nordic minimalism also very well suited for interior balcony. What original ideas offer us the designers for the design of the balcony, regardless of the chosen style?
Organize a reading corner and privacy on the balcony
Even on the small balcony to fit a cozy armchair or comfortable chair on which you can always put a few soft pillows and a warm blanket. In this area, surrounded by greenery, guests can enjoy a Cup of morning coffee or to sit with an interesting book or tablet in the evening. Turn your balcony into a private space for rest and solitude.
Photo: A Beach Cottage
The reading corner on the balcony in Oriental style, photo: Lisa Borgnes Giramonti
Use in the decoration of natural materials
Balcony — a place between home and street, which many want to make as close to nature, which is the best fit inexpensive natural materials. Oriel can be clad with clapboard, and open to decorate the wall of dried sedge, the lack of which the majority of regions does not complain. Such materials will not require any large expenditures, however, will help to create the right atmosphere of a country house.
The balcony, decorated with dry cane, photo: Engineer Your Space
Tip: lining, cork, bamboo, jute Wallpaper — this kind of natural materials are well suitable for the decoration of glazed balcony in eco-style.
Use folding furniture
Very often, the balcony is used for an evening of friendly or family get-togethers, however to accommodate in a small space a large amount of furniture — a task very problematic. Folding chairs that can be hung directly on the wall and remove when the need arises, and lightweight folding tables, especially for terraces and balconies are now easily found in different finishes and price range.
Compact storage of stools from Fast
Folding table from Pottery Barn
Create a vertical garden
If you like houseplants, but where they appear on the balcony sorely lacking, the solution can be fashionable vertical garden that allows you to literally turn a wall into a flower bed or a garden bed. Containers for vertical gardens you can make yourself, and get ready.
The design of the vertical garden from Giardango
Vertical garden отPerlite Italiana
Grow edible plants
In trays on the window sills and the railings or wall planters you can grow not only flowers and cacti, but also a variety of edible and useful plants, for example, various types of lettuce, parsley, dill or chili pepper. Look they will be no worse than decorative houseplants and delight “homemade” crop.
Pots from Giardango
Stand for pots of flowers from Offecct
Turn your balcony in the lounge area
On the balcony you can easily and inexpensively create a Seating area in Oriental style, with soft cushions on the floor. Cushions are easily removed and are formed, for example, in case of bad weather, thus, they can accommodate more people. Such an environment will certainly create a relaxed and friendly ambience and will surely appeal to fans of Oriental tea ceremonies and hookah.
Photo: Rikki Snyder
DEKA Home & Patio
Use bright textiles
To refresh the appearance of even the usual small balcony with no repair and cost quite a few highlights. It is easiest to use for this textile decoration, for example, to lay on the floor colored rug, and the chairs put colorful pillows and plaid. Such vivid details not only create the summer mood, but is by the way, while the weather outside will still stay cool.
Cushions for chairs Pottery Barn
Photo: Alex Amend Photography
Purchase portable bio fireplace
Compact fireplaces can be moved from place to place, thus, they do not smoke and do not require additional fixtures. Area fire will not only warm night, but also creates an incredibly cozy and romantic atmosphere. Of course, care should be taken to directly over the flame, nothing hanging down.
Portable bio fireplace from Falper
Tabletop bio-fireplace from EcoSmart Fire
Use the handrails to the maximum
The unglazed balcony has its advantages. They can, for example, to hang a specially constructed for this flower pots or hanging shelves and coffee tables that are sure to appeal to those who much is not enough free space on the balcony.
Designer Michael Hilgers
Hanging a shelf is a table for owners of the smaller balconies. Designer Michael Hilgers
Easy folding furniture and hanging shelves for flower pots on the balcony. Photo: Alvhem
Interior elements always attract attention to themselves and original look behind the walls of the house. Hang on the balcony wall looking mirror, it will give cozy atmosphere and serves a unique twist.
Street mirror from Pottery Barn
Spring is a wonderful time for renewal and fresh ideas, do not be afraid to exercise your imagination, especially when it comes to seasonal cleaning and the arrangement of the balcony.
Flower pot and BBQ facilities, design Studio black+blum