After the past year of being cooped up indoors, there’s no better time to redecorate your balcony and create the ultimate spot where you can relax and enjoy the summer. If you’re looking for some inspiring ways on cultivating a cozy balcony vibe, here are some ideas to get you started.
Add Outdoor Rugs
Step one for instantly cozying up your balcony is adding an outdoor rug. If your balcony space is large enough, you could even add two rugs and layer them for a cute boho type of look. Either way, a rug is a must.
Add a Small Circular Table
If your balcony is limited on space, you can still add a table or two. Circular tables work better for smaller spaces, and you can even find one that folds up so you can tuck it away when you want. A little table will give you the perfect spot to enjoy your morning coffee or after-work beverage in the evening.
You can make any balcony look and feel like a dreamy retreat by adding lots of greenery. Fill a few planters with flowers, plant some herbs that you can use when cooking, add a few tall leafy ferns for a tropical vibe or create a green feature wall if you can. Plants can really make all the difference in enlivening up any space, and they’re also ideal to use if you want to block the view from your neighbours and create more privacy.
Add a Vintage Piece of Furniture
If you want to get creative, you could add an old, vintage piece of furniture to place along the wall of your balcony. A long and narrow dresser is the perfect piece to upcycle here. Give it a fresh coat of paint, or just leave it be. Add a few plants on top, or use it as a makeshift outdoor bar when you have friends or family over.
Add Pillows and Throws
When it comes to sprucing up the look of your balcony, it’s the little details that really make a difference. There’s no need to splurge on fancy furniture. Instead, focus on things like the pillows and throws. You’d be amazed at how much these can elevate the look of any room, including outdoor areas. Choose colours that coordinate and change them up during each season, adding warmer blankets so you can enjoy the evenings as they cool down too.
Add Lights and Lanterns
To finish it all off, add some lights. String lights around the railing, hang them along the wall or nestle them in your planters to create the perfect ambience. Lanterns are also great for adding a cozy vibe. Place them on the ground next to your plants with battery-operated candles, and you’ll have the perfect spot to Zen out after your workday.
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