One of life’s greatest pleasures is being able to enjoy a quiet morning coffee on the balcony, especially in the spring and summer months. But unlike the kitchen or living room, the balcony often gets neglected when it comes to home styling.
With the warmer weather finally here, now is the time to create a space to really enjoy. Read on to discover our key tips to creating your very own chic and stylish balcony space that’s perfect for that morning brew, yoga session, mediation or relaxing with friends and family.
Set The Mood With Ambient Lighting
If you want to enjoy sitting outside this summer, you’ll need to add lighting to create the perfect mood. Wind fairy lights around the railings to create an ambiance, or why not group lanterns in a corner to add a subtle warmth to the space?
Hanging lights on balcony plants is another way to bring light into this area. For example, bistro and fairy lights will add a touch of bohemian sophistication to any balcony space.
Go Green With Hanging Pots and Planters
Accessorising railings with hanging pots and planters is an effortless way to add some texture and colour to your balcony. Corner planters and wall racks can also help make the most of almost any vertical space.
Layer up your foliage to create a dreamy mini-garden by adding some flower pots or larger boxes to the floor. Including a shelving unit in a corner is also an excellent way to create space to house more greenery, plus it creates the perfect space to stash watering cans, plant food and any outdoor throws or cushions.
Why not try adding your own herb garden? A herb garden can be practical and decorative, with the aromatic plants enjoyed for their use in cooking, their fragrance, or blooms. Or, you can set up a ‘nectar café’ by planting flowers for pollinating insects like bees and butterflies.
Lay Down a Rug For That Inside / Outside Look and Feel
It may not be your first thought when considering styling your balcony, but popping down a rug can really transform any outdoor space, while also protecting the floor. There are many weatherproof, hard-wearing options that can help to create a cosy feel, and this season, we recommend muted neutrals, kelim or geometric styles.
Or, you could try adding some artificial grass to brighten up the space and add a little bit of warmth.
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