If you are lucky enough to have a balcony, and even if it is only a few square meters, here are my tips for enjoying it!
Furniture, plants, and accessories, we will take you through the 5 essential elements to create a great little balcony!
Choose the floor of your balcony
The balcony floor fully participates in the layout of the space. As furniture, it can thus be an asset to visually increase the volume of the outdoor space.
So several options, according to his desires, the possibilities, and his budget:
For small outdoor spaces, there are tiles and clip-on boards to compose a floor worthy of a large terrace. They are available in multiple materials, from wood to composite, including polypropylene. Apart from the wooden ones, they do not require any maintenance. You choose.
For a grass effect without the drawbacks, artificial grass is sold in rolls and sticks like a carpet on a concrete or tiled floor. Rot-proof, UV resistant, it does not require watering or maintenance and does not fear humidity. A vacuum cleaner and it’s like new. And if that seems too complicated or too expensive, you can opt for an original and… ephemeral decoration with pretty rugs! Colorful, graphic-chic, non-slip, in woven resin or even with hair, they adapt to all universes. In addition, They will enhance your exterior while visually structuring it.
Opt for functional and modular furniture
Depending on the size of your balcony, choose the spaces you want to focus on.
Once the spaces have been defined: Lazy corner, aperitif/meal corner, space dedicated to flowers or aromatic herbs… Make way for functional and modular furniture! Forget big furniture to create a small balcony! Folding chairs, a ladder shelf for plants, easy-to-move stools, and your balcony layout will be close to perfection!
Flower your balcony
Think of hanging plants or balconies to decorate balcony railings with flowers and share them with your neighbors. As for the vegetable garden, here again, you will have to choose a clever and small container. The key to successfully designing a small balcony? Think smart and save space.
To avoid disappointment, start by asking your nurseryman for advice depending on the space you have and the exposure of your balcony.
To save space on the ground, hanging plants have the good taste of combining space-saving and advantage. And in addition, your circulation is facilitated. You will get a colorful and high-flowered balcony where each flower finds its place without invading the rest of the balcony. A good reason to adopt it.
Also, think about high storage with shelves/ladders or even wooden boxes stacked on top of each other.
Light up your balcony
To highlight your balcony or terrace, the first thing to take into account is its surface area. The objective here is to illuminate without cluttering up.
If you have electrical outlets, and your flooring allows it, you can opt for recessed spotlights, they will emphasize the architecture of the balcony while diffusing an ascending light, soft and pleasant. Also think about wall lights, an interesting alternative that does not clutter up the space.
Decorate your balcony
To boost the decor of your balcony, make way for color. Give this outdoor space a real boost by subtly dishing out colorful accessories and furniture. For a successful outdoor/indoor effect, start by harmonizing exterior and interior to create continuity between spaces.
For accessories, we advise you to play the card of accumulating cushions, rugs, seats, and lights, to bring warmth to your balcony. As for the interior, think of the household linen and apply yourself as for the choice of your dishes.
Finally, mix the materials and do not hesitate to bring pretty decorative objects outside!