Transforming your balcony into useful lively space is not a very difficult task. If your balcony is connected to your living room then it is very important that you design it perfectly so that it can be used as an extension of your living room.
People generally tend to turn their balcony into an empty space or store room. Unfortunately balconies are not meant for that, instead it is an area to enjoy the outdoor feel of fresh air and sunshine. Besides, it also serves the purpose of creating an impressive look to your house.
Spacing of balcony usually tends to be smaller compared to the porches and patios. But it is definitely possible to transform even a small area into a good relaxing and entertainment area. Here are few ways to transform your balcony into a wonderful and unique relaxing area.
First important thing is to clean up the area completely before you start decorating the balcony. Take care to remove all the unwanted items and wash of the dirt. Remember a clean and good smelling room is more inviting and cozy.
Shopping seating and furniture
The final touch to your balcony should make you proud to show off your balcony to anyone. So, shop for the right furniture. Do not go for least expensive ones, invest in those that are likely to last and make you comfortable. Also take care that you buy weather resistant furniture and accessories. A corner table for placing beverages and foods is pretty perfect for furnishing your balcony. You can also buy small round tables and few chairs, which would allow your family to enjoy the fresh air and sun from the comfort of your home.
You can also transform the area into a small breakfast area. Good decorative curtains and pillows can turn the complete feel of the space into a romantic area. If you have a larger balcony you can place an outdoor umbrella too.
Furniture for Narrow Balcony
Garden benches are more suitable and perfect for narrow and small balcony. It can provide perfect spacing for two or three persons. Decorating these garden benches with decorative throw pillows can add to the beauty. You can also place two chairs on either side of the benches that will create additional seating space.
Decorating your home represents your personality and so do decorating balcony. Decorating ideas depend on whether you are going to use it as an area for entertainment or relaxing space. Use soothing color like white, green or blue if you want to create a calm feel to your balcony. But if you want to give an entertainment feel then you can use orange, red or yellow colors. Outdoor lanterns can give the final touch to the beauty.
If you are planning your balcony for entertainment purpose you can use fountains as attractive centre piece or wall fountains to add to the beauty.
Having plants on your balcony can bring life into your house. So you can hang planting pots from roof or place planting boxes on the hand railings. These decorating ideas can give a European feel to your house.