I have heard so many people who live in apartments complain about how they don’t have a backyard or any open space where they can sit and relax and enjoy. But they tend to forget about that small place they call ‘balcony’.
There is so much you can do with that little space. Never underestimate the power of any small balcony mixed with some serious interior decor. So here ae some sassy ideas on how to give your small balcony a beautiful makeover.
1. Redo your floors
That is going to be your first step, and believe me, it’s going to do 50% of your work. The flooring changes almost the entire look of your balcony. I would suggest going for the woodwork, but if that is out of the budget, you can use colourful tiles, oil paint, or anything that covers up the concrete beautifully.
2. Chart out a seating arrangement
A balcony cannot be your relaxing spot until and unless there’s a place to sit. So, you can either lay out a bench, small chairs, or a big vintage sofa to start with.
3. Make it cosy
It just gives a more homely and comfortable feel to the whole place. You can start with bright rugs, colourful cushions, or quirky curtains.
4. Plants plants plants
The more, the merrier. Put as much green as possible, but don’t just dump it there. Place the flower pots strategically in an aesthetically pleasing way. It is going to make the whole arrangement look fantastic. But, if you are not a pro gardener, and will end p killing all the plants in a week, then I would suggest artificial plants.
5. Light up the place
A simple string of fairy light is going to do the trick. But you can think a little different and go for candle lamps. They have their own charm.
6. Use big and useless objects to create furniture
Let’s admit that a chair made from an empty wooden crate will not look good in your living room, but it sure will spice up your balcony. You can spray paint big canisters, cover a big tyre with a rope, or use a wooden log/wooden barrel to create chairs and coffee tables.
7. Try artificial grass
If you are still not getting that backyard feel, you can cover portions of your floor with artificial grass. It looks fresh and will add that green factor we were talking about.
8. Get the Half Umbrella for your balcony
If you want to rest in the shade and your umbrella doesn’t really fit, you can go for half umbrellas. They are efficient, and look lovely.
9. Put a hammock chair in there
To feel fly AF and that missing vacation feel. You won’t regret doing this.
10. Add a privacy screen
Now that you’ll be chilling a lot in your balcony, you won’t want people from adjacent balcony peeping into your life every now and then. So, create privacy screen by using curtains or colourful blinds.
11. Make a hanging garden if there is no space to place plants
You can get these flower pot arrangements easily online. It is just going to make it prettier.
12. Paint rocks to look like cactus
If plants are really not your thing, then this is a fun idea. It will look really cute.
13. Make citronella lamps to keep the bugs away
Citronella oil is easily available online. Learn how to make these awesome lamps here.
14. Try to hang a dainty and minimal chandelier there
To give that fairy tale look that was missing. You can also hang lamps.
15. Deck it up with flowers
They are colourful, and that is always a thumbs-up. Go for artificial if you are not too confident about gardening. Also, you can go for creepers which require less care and bloom in abundance, like bougainvillaea.
Hope this was helpful.
Until next time… 🙂