Six Ways To Spruce Up Your Balcony
A balcony is both the terrace and the garden for those living in a block of flats, the transit space from indoors to the outside world. It is true though that we most of the time fail to seize a balcony’s real potential which to us comes down to a mere storage space. Here are six ways to spruce up your balcony, as seen on Huffingtonpost.com, and make the most of it by turning into what should really be, a space of relaxation.
Since you are after moments of profound respite, a good idea is to start hanging…literally. So hang a hammock you can then put aside after idling in the sun for a while. The effects is guaranteed and if you don’t have enough space then go for a hanging chair, like the one in the picture.
So if we are talking about relaxation, then bring some pillows into the space. Interesting choice to use old wooden crates as seating area, bringing a touch of vintage to the image. In this case, the crates integrate perfectly. Coming back to the pillows, they complete the landscape, apart from the practical role they play. If they also match a rug on the floor, then the image is consummate.
No balcony without flowers and plants – this should be a general rule! No matter how many pillows and hammocks you cram on the balcony, everything is artificial without a sprinkling of nature. Regardless of how small the place is, you still can find some spots for pots and containers to enliven the space and give the cement dominated space some vitality.
Besides flowers, bring some color into the space as well. Arranging a small balcony with opulent colors – the image below speaks for itself. The various colors stir your senses and restarts you after a day’s work.
And since you turned the balcony into your favorite space to chill, why don’t you also fill it with romantics, too? Adorn it with DIY jar lanterns for an original atmosphere that your partner will be grateful for. If you also choose some citronella candles, then mosquitoes will be kept away and no one will bother you in these special moments.
So far it’s all come down to relaxation only, but let’s give a balcony a practical role, too. A small barbecue grill installed there can change the space, making it more dynamic. We don’t know whether neighbors will appreciate this, but after all living in a block is an experience full of savor, in all aspects.