The Top 4 Design Ideas for a Gorgeous Balcony
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Published by TOP4 Team
Outdoor space doesn't just pertain to your home's front lawn, backyard, pool area or deck. If you want to maximise the space in your property for your own private relaxation or for entertaining, then there's one more area that you need to consider: your balcony — especially if your home is a city apartment.
Balconies offer great views of the neighbourhood or city you live in, but that doesn't mean that this space can't be a sight to behold, too. You can fix up this space so that you can have an attractive, comfy place to sit back, enjoy a cup of coffee or a cool drink, catch up on your reading, or just bask in the sunshine and watch people, cars, and the world go by.
Here are four excellent ideas for sprucing up your balcony and carving out a gorgeous little nook that you will love spending time in.
Incorporate seating options that make a statement.
For many people with balconies, this spot is the perfect place to unwind — and often, it's an extension of the bedroom or other living space found inside the home. As such, sofas, lounge chairs and love seats are popular balcony furnishings. These allow you to sit back, stretch out, or cuddle up to a loved one while you take in the sights of the city all around you. It's best to invest in throw pillows, throws and other accessories that will elevate the balcony hangout experience.
Put together a cozy little breakfast nook.
For others with balconies that receive plenty of morning sunshine, a cute little table and a couple of chairs make the balcony a perfect place to enjoy your morning smoothie, bowl of overnight oats, or an intimate breakfast for two. This makes the balcony the best place to savour your morning nourishment and breathe in the cool morning breeze as you collect your thoughts and psych yourself for the day ahead.
Create a mini garden.
Balconies are bathed in lots of sunlight and receive the cool breeze, so it's a perfect place in your home to cultivate a thriving little garden. From handmade little pots with succulents, to DIY pallet shelves crawling with lush foliage, to hanging baskets overflowing with colourful blooms, plenty of greenery can make your balcony a piece of paradise within a bustling city.
Accessorise according to your balcony's purpose.
Your balcony can be your dedicated yoga spot. It might be the one place in the house where you can get your songwriting done on your guitar. Or it could be the best place in the house to get some creative writing done. Whatever you envision the balcony to be for, furnish it according to your needs — clear out a wide space on the timber flooring for your yoga mat, set up a mini picnic area, or create an outdoor office.
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