The weather is slowly changing, which means that we are still dreaming a little more about spring and summer. Giving extra love to the balcony is a good sign that the outdoor season is approaching. Here we take a look at the balcony from a space-efficient, compact living perspective, great for you with a smaller balcony or wanting to make the most of space.
How to decorate the balcony with these six simple and space-efficient tricks to try:
1. Store at a height
Storage comes in a variety of designs. A superficial rule of thumb, independent space, is to compress. Instead of maximizing width with large shelves or drawers, we focus on height. Think of a long, narrow shelf where you can place pots, small items, and snacks just right for the outdoors.
2. Smaller pots
What would the balcony be without plants? Anyone who wants to secure the green oasis this summer according to all the rules of the compact living philosophy relies on small arrangements. Use several smaller pots, let plants climb to the top to maximize surface area, or invest in a mini greenhouse. Mix culture and cuttings in the same place.
3. Surface-efficient furniture
Furniture quickly takes up a lot of space, not least if your balcony is a bit smaller. Today there is a wide range of folding options, from tables to chairs, that you can easily pick up and take with you without much hassle. Another good tip is the modular sofa, which thankfully can be resized and adjusted as needed.
4. Thoughtful color choices
Color theory is a bit of a science in itself. Staining a balcony is a bit more difficult (and limiting) than freshening up an interior setting. The neutral beige-brown palette, mainly in lighter shades, makes the surface look more spacious. Experiment with the larger details of the balcony, such as furniture and textiles, to capture the color palette and enhance the surface.
5. Focus on the floor
If there’s something compact living rarely values, it’s the floor. We want to avoid using the floor space for storage or larger details that take up space. However, investing in a trolley is both convenient and stylish. Add planks in a lighter shade for more spaciousness, or a darker palette for a rustic feel.