As modern-day apartments replace big houses, the balcony is the only space that connects you with the outdoors. It is in the balcony where you can peek at the open sky while getting some fresh air after a long day. However, in many houses, all the focus goes in decorating the interiors while balconies lie unnoticed. This is because many people consider it as an additional expense that is not worth it.
The truth is you don’t have to spend a lot of money to decorate the balcony space. All it needs is a little creativity and an initiative.
Today, we bring to you some easy balcony makeover tips that can transform your balcony into a chic space without spending too much.
Assess the space first
Similar to designing any other space in your home, first analyse the balcony and assess what is possible in the space available. Is it large enough to put a small coffee table and a couple of chairs? Does it get sunlight? Is it possible to convert it into a balcony garden? Is the balcony too small to have any of the above things?
Ideally, you should measure the length and breadth of your balcony so when you are looking for furniture, accessories or any other planters, you will have an idea of what will fit right.
Choose a colour palette
Before designing a balcony, it is essential that you select a colour palette. Considering that most balcony designs include plants, keeping different shades of greens and a base colour of brown is a good idea. If you are adding furniture, both wooden and wrought, iron furniture goes well with a green palette.
Make sure you do not include more than 2 or 3 colours as it may make your small balcony look busy and cluttered.
Attach planters to balcony railings
If you crave for a balcony garden but lack space, you can attach planters to balcony railings. Planters will help you have the green element while giving the look and feel of a vertical garden. And the best part is that planters are very affordable and look beautiful too!
Use the angles
If your balcony space is not uniform but has awkward angles, you can use it to your advantage. One good way of using weird angles is to hang up a hammock. It will look great and give you an excellent space for relaxing as well. Alternatively, you can place a comfy chair in the corner and create your own cosy nook.
Add natural elements
Using natural materials for furnishing and decorating the balcony space can make the place look lively and add a natural feel to it. Wicker chair, clay plant pots, tea trunk table, twisted plants, and seashells are examples of items that can be used to add the natural design element in the balcony. You can even add wooden flooring or a small aquarium if you have an additional budget.
And that’s a wrap!
Hope you enjoyed reading the article. So, which of these ideas will you use in your balcony makeover? Let us know in the comments below.