Since warm weather has finally decided to grace us with its presence, it’s time to reap all the benefits of having a balcony. You can finally have your morning coffee outdoors and bask in the sun. You can enjoy your days off listening to the birds chirping or simply stare at the fluffy clouds.
If your balcony isn’t quite ready and it needs some renovation but you feel stuck, take a deep breath and relax. We’ve compiled a list of all the necessary steps that will help you get the balcony you’ve always dreamed of.
The most important part of the balcony is the floor, which is why you have to be careful when selecting flooring options. You need something durable, cost-efficient, and weather-resistant, as well as aesthetically pleasing.
We recommend using magnesium oxide boards as a sub-flooring since they are moisture-resistant, eco-friendly, and insects steer clear of them. What’s also great is that they can withstand very low and very high temperatures. Once you have a steady base, you can add whichever decking board you have envisioned.
Top interior designers suggest adding a rug over your flooring because it will add the je ne sais quoi to your balcony and make the space more inviting. Outdoor rugs are very durable and cleaning them is a lot easier compared to regular rugs.
All of the Lights
Lights can transform your balcony in an instant if you use them wisely. If you want your balcony to have that cozy and inviting sentiment opt for fairy lights or even tea lights. They have the power to create an ethereal atmosphere in any space.
On the other hand, if you are not a fan of understated looks, heavy-duty lights are a much better choice. Set the ambiance of an urban oasis with oversized lanterns and lamps. This way you can finally host dinner parties outside without worrying whether your guests can see where the food is.
The Greener the Better
There isn’t a cheaper or easier way to uplift the look of your balcony than with plants. There are so many of them to choose from; when selecting, think about the look you’re trying to achieve. If you are short on space but still want to add a plant here or there, you can always use hanging pots.
Go for a variety of green plants like succulents, if you’re into a neutral look. On the other hand, if you’re feeling adventurous, opt for colorful flowers like petunias. Try stacking crates or add a rustic ladder to achieve the popular cottage core aesthetics. Use different pots and containers to create an eclectic look.
Adding a pop of color is always a good idea. You must be wondering how we’re going to add color without making our balcony look tacky. Don’t worry, there are several ways to achieve a sophisticated look while using color:
- Purchase outdoor chairs in vivid colors like lime yellow and combine them with neutrals such as beige or grey;
- Add planters and crates in various colors;
- Incorporate decorative tiles or paint a wall in a vibrant color;
- Add a colorful outdoor rug (but keep the furniture neutral).
We all associate coziness with soft pillows and fluffy blankets. Combine them with a comfy outdoor chair and you’ll get a match made in heaven. Decorative cushions have the power to uplift any space, be it a minimalistic or extravagant one.
If you are on a budget or prefer not to invest in outdoor furniture, floor cushions are a great option. Not only are they super comfortable and inexpensive, but they also come in numerous shapes and designs.
Redecorating your balcony has never been easier. All you need to do is choose the look you want to achieve and follow our steps. Make sure the pieces, designs, and colors you select work well together. Keep in mind that you want to create a harmonious place where you can unwind after a busy day.
Once you’ve visualized everything, it’s time to go shopping. Remember, you do not have to spend a lot of money to get the balcony of your dreams. Sometimes, a simple plant or an outdoor rug will suffice. Keep our tips in mind and happy decorating!
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