Add A Swing As Decor For Your Balcony
Swings aren’t just made for the front porch or the backyard. If your balcony has an overhang, install a sleek swing so you can enjoy the view from a greater height. The image shows how a balcony is turned into a relaxing space with a swing and comfortable pillows. In the corner, a small L shaped sofa is placed that will be useful when you have guests over.
A word of caution: Do not place the swing too high. Also ensure your balcony railing is high enough to avoid accidents, especially if you have children.
Add A Bar Counter In Your Small Balcony
Have you ever considered a bar counter in your balcony? Yes, it is possible and perfectly acceptable. It can be the perfect place to chill with your family and friends. Bring the party inside to the outside with a swanky bar cabinet. In this image here we see a balcony that has been converted into a smart bar with cabinets to house all your liquor and beverages. A comfortable sofa and small tables makes this balcony the ideal setting for a good evening and memories for a lifetime. Pendant lights and soft rugs just add warmth to the whole balcony.
Turn It Into A Laundry Room
City dwellers find it difficult to set up a proper laundry room in their apartments. There usually isn’t much space to accommodate washing machines in the bathroom. However, if your flat comes with a balcony you can convert it into a laundry room. A little innovation can create wonders. See how this balcony has been transformed into a laundry room by strategically placing the washing machine in the corner? The addition of a table with cabinets and open shelves provides extra storage to keep towels, buckets and other laundry equipment/ essentials.
Your Small Balcony Can Be A Romantic Getaway
A balcony gives you the chance to turn it into something spectacular. You can convert the balcony into a cosy spot where you can dine with your loved ones under the stars. A private dinner at the comfort of your home out in the open makes for an enchanting evening. If you have plants in your balcony throw in some candles and string lights to make it a bedazzling evening. If your balcony has a pleasant view, arrange the tables and chairs such that you can overlook the cityscape as you enjoy your meal.
Decorate Your Wall Space
If your balcony has less floor space it might be a great idea to use the walls and decorate it. Build extra storage space for books or indoor plants with shelves on your balcony walls. Take a look at the image here. We see one wall in this space has been used to create standing shelves to store books and small indoor plants. The addition of a small sofa and chair makes it an ideal place to hang out with your favourite author.
A Balcony With A Small Garden
If you love gardening and want to grow herbs in your home, then convert your balcony into a small garden. If you are blessed with a small balcony in your apartment, you can produce a wide variety of vegetables, perennials, flowers and herbs in containers. Get creative with your ideas and you can have a small outdoor oasis that’s full of life. To make your balcony more interesting install a swing and relax while you watch your garden flourish.
Also, Read more about Balcony Garden Ideas
Make It A Space For Privacy
Transform your balcony into an area where you get some piece of mind. It isn’t a hard rule that the balcony must be equipped with a sofa and tables. Opt for a slim comfortable chair where you can read and be at ease. The image here shows how a balcony can be transformed into an area where you can be at peace. A yellow chair with a matching footrest is a perfect place to unwind. The wall acts as a place to store books and display objects of interest.
Make The Flooring Interesting
Nobody wants a balcony with dirty flooring and especially during summer evenings spent relaxing outside. The floor of the balcony must also be able to withstand external weather elements but also add an aesthetic appeal. A simple flooring makeover can make your balcony stand out, as shown in this image here. Moroccan style tiles on the floor look make this balcony a work of art.
Also, Explore more about Balcony Flooring Ideas
Adorn The Balcony With Wicker Furniture
A balcony isn’t complete without pieces of furniture. All you need is a place to sit and relax, so why not add a set of wicker furniture and give your balcony a modern twist. Make your balcony fully functional with comfortable wicker sofas and a table to create a spot all for yourself in your balcony. Here, a simple wicker sofa, a table paired with a vintage desk and some simple indoor plants make this small balcony look like a calming retreat.
Keep It Simple and Minimalistic
If you love to spend time in your balcony but do not want to cramp it with too many elements, opt for a minimalistic style of interior design. Adding too many accessories will take up too much space and limit movement. So keep only those items that are essential (decorate your balcony in terms of your need). Here we can see a chair is placed to sit and relax accompanied by a designer table to place your beverage and study material. A few small indoor plants add to the airy atmosphere.
So that is all! 10 fabulous designs and ideas for your small balcony. Mix and match, work with your interior designer on how you can set the perfect balcony for your home. Good luck!
Ashish Rai is a content writer at Design Cafe and believes that words have the power to change the world! He comes with five years of experience and has experimented with various roles including sales, a tourist guide, and ran a tattoo parlour too!