Do you exert a lot of effort when you design your balcony? Are you one of those who are satisfied with putting out a table and a few chairs? Don’t be ashamed for answering ‘Yes’. Most people decorate their balconies this way.
Why? It’s because balconies are only a small extension of your interior space. It only fits two to four people.
What you don’t know is that with a little planning and creativity, a small balcony can be a lovely place where you can spend your time. You can extend your room with an oasis.
To design your balcony, you must think of other factors other than your personal tastes. Keep the following elements in mind as you plan the area. These will lead to a balcony like it’s done by a professional:
Mind the proportion. Balconies are small, and in tiny spaces, proportion is important. The size of the furniture pieces must be appropriate with the size of your balcony. The rule is… the smaller and more narrow the space, the thinner the furniture.
Layer, layer, layer! Do not be afraid to use a great combination of textures. We personally like wicker furniture, textured rug, soft throw pillows, and a smooth blanket. Don’t forget the plants. Balconies look so much better when you can see rich greens and colourful flowers
Lighting is a crucial element in this space, so don’t forget it. It makes the balcony functional even after the sunset. We recommend using non-permanent outdoor light fixtures like a movable lamp or string lights.