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7 tips to create a cosy balcony

January 2, 2021 | By
A cozy and vibrant balcony with greenery and a swing

Balconies can be a gateway to a breath of fresh air! Most of us living in city apartments with limited space can relate to this. Taking a break or simply spending time on the balcony can be a great way to relieve stress and boost productivity.

When working on the interior design of a home, balconies are often neglected. However, you can easily transform it into a refreshing and relaxing outdoor space. Imagine sipping your morning coffee while getting a view of nature!

Designing your balcony can get tricky and if you need a little inspiration, you have come to the right place! In this article, we will share with you 7 simple ideas with which you can transform it into a reinvigorating space.

1. Install a swing

A great way to start is by adding a swing to your balcony. You don’t necessarily need a porch for a swing bench. If the balcony has an overhang, hang a swing so that you can enjoy the scenery and swing your worries away! Try throwing in some cushions and a rug for extra comfort.

Balcony making perfect use of a swing with vibrant pillows

2. Add some greenery

If you have a passion for gardening & greenery then now is the best time to start as any. Get creative with your inner plant spirit. To start with, you can create a small herb garden in the corner. A good way is to go for some herbs that smell as good as they look to add a refreshing essence. Try hanging pots in colourful paints, they bring the best out of the corner by giving your balcony a vibrant look. It is also space-efficient. Not only will plants make your balcony very cosy, but they are also natural air purifiers and are known to boost moods. The process of making your own small balcony garden can be a fun experience in itself!

Use of plants and vases to decorate balcony

3. Treat it like a living room

The goal is to create a space that feels comfortable. Use bright furniture if vibrant is your style or minimalist if that’s more you. You can add rattan chairs and a table anchored over a comfy rug and you’ve got yourself a retreatful living space in the outdoors. Alternatively, get some comfortable and vibrant floor pillows if you’re not looking to invest in furniture. Worried about the rain? Don’t be! All you need is waterproof covers, which are readily available locally.

Colorful and living room like comfy furniture in balcony

4. Add a spot to recline

Whether it’s on a windy evening or a starry night, the balcony can make for the perfect zone to sit back on a recliner and enjoy nature. Whether you want to soak up the sun or cuddle up with a good book, an outdoor daybed or lounge chair is a good idea for a relaxing retreat. Add in a throw for more comfort. You can get really creative and design it to your liking.

Reclining chairs with cushions

5. Create some shade

Add shade using a pergola. This way you can enjoy your view even on days with harsh sunlight or a light drizzle. Alternatively, you can opt for an easier makeshift shade. You can go for that bohemian vacation vibe by securing an outdoor fabric or a tarp to corner pillars. Go for a classic stripe, or opt for a bold colour to make your balcony stand out.

DIY shade tied on ends of a balcony

6. Use space-saving furniture

It can get really tricky when working with tight spaces. Contrary to the popular belief, you don’t need to have an expansive balcony to be able to make something extra out of it. If space is an issue, you can always go for fold-able furniture that can be tucked or folded away to free up space when not in use. Another good idea is to use multi-functional furniture such as combining seating space with both a bench and vertical storage which can shelf small objects and plants.

Fold-able and save spacing furniture

7. Get creative with lighting

A lot can be done with lighting alone! Be expressive and innovative with your ideas. Use of theme lights that create a warm ambience. You can hang various lamps for a festive vibe. You can also go for the classic idea of hanging a string of lights along the rails of your balcony, so when the sun goes down it creates an intimate scene. If you are ever feeling romantic, line up some candles to set up the mood, while also illuminating the space. All in all, nothing screams comfort and conviviality more than a balcony that uses lighting in its proper sense.

Use of lighting and candles to create warm ambiance in balcony

With these 7 tips at your disposal, use your creativity to create an inviting and cosy balcony. If you are seeking professional assistance with interiors, contact us at Sheraspace.

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