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Balcony Designs

Balconies are designed to give you a breath of fresh air, literally. Check out our latest balcony designs for Indian homes to reflect your personal style.

A Balcony Design With A Brick Wall And Open Shelves

This balcony is designed with a brick cladding wall and stylish accents. A comfortable seating arrangement with a cabinet beneath improves the functionality of the space. The hollow block wall lets in a just enough sunlight to keep the seating spot cool to sit in during the day.

Special Features
  • The brick cladding walls add a nice rustic touch to this balcony’s design.
  • Open shelves on the brick wall provide space to display decor.
  • A comfortable seating area with a combination of closed cabinets and open shelves beneath to store your books.
  • The hollow concrete wall to bring in some sunlight to your balcony.
  • Potted plants bring in a splash of greenery to this space to give you a feel of the outdoors.
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A Petit Balcony With A Turf Grass In The Wall And Floor

A small balcony with turfgrass wall and a single-seater wicker swing makes for an ideal spot to unwind. The comfortable seating area with storage beneath provides ample space to store things.

Special Features
  • The wall and flooring has been finished with turfgrass to bring in a splash of nature to your balcony.
  • Single seater wicker swing with cushion for you to enjoy some solitary time with yourself amidst nature.
  • Some floating shelves to display beautiful decor items.
  • The seating has been designed with storage to stack your books away.
  • A decorous wall light and a statement chandelier makes this balcony as pretty as a picture.
  • A rollup curtain in pink to protect you from harsh sunlight.
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A Balcony Design With A Smart Bar Unit

This balcony with a cosy bar unit is a perfect place to hang out with friends and family. The balcony bar top can also be used as a study counter to attend your office meetings or read a book while sipping on your favourite drink. The low lying seating arrangement with storage beneath and floating shelves on the wall provides ample space to store things.

Special Features
  • A small balcony design with an attached bar unit to enjoy house parties with friends and family.
  • The turfgrass flooring and potted plants bring in a natural vibe to the space.
  • The bar unit in wood and yellow laminate brightens up the space and blends in with the outdoor area.
  • A low lying seating area attached to the bar unit has been included.
  • A counter attached to the railing can be used as a study table or a bar counter as per your requirement.
  • A combination of closed cabinets and shelves lend ample space for storage and display.
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A Modern Balcony Design With A Study Nook And Hidden Storage

This modern balcony comes with a wall to ceiling cabinet with diagonal bookshelves, pull out drawers and some additional storage space at the bottom to organise your books and other documents in a clutter-free manner. Minibar cum study unit attached to the cabinet adds to the functionality of this space. While the wicker sofa and coffee table add a boho vibe to the area.

Special Features
  • A floor-to-ceiling cupboard with diagonal bookshelves to organise your books in a clutter-free manner.
  • A wicker sofa and coffee table add a boho vibe to this balcony space.
  • The attached study come bar setup increases the functionality of the space.
  • A tall chair with wooden legs brings in a party vibe.
  • The combination of open and closed shelves provide ample space to display decor items and knick-knacks.
  • The hanging wine glass rack helps you keep your goblets safe while adding to the style statement.
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Frequently Asked Questions on Balcony Designs


How to design a balcony?


A balcony is like a small haven of nature in the middle of your house. It is a private outdoor space with plenty of potential to design it in a manner that suits your lifestyle and persona. So do you do this? Well, to guide you, here are some steps you can follow to create an ideal balcony space. 

  1. Declutter your balcony and make room for everyone to move around freely.
  2. Bring in plants that are easy to maintain.
  3. If you have the space, add vegetable and flower plants to your balcony.
  4. Install space-saving seating arrangements such as folding patio chairs, seating with storage below etc .
  5. Add a turf grass flooring or tiles as per your home’s interior style.
  6. Use the wall space to hang planters and wall-mounted racks/shelves.
  7. Add proper lighting for evening hangouts in your balcony.
  8. Set up a safety grill around your balcony to prevent accidents and to keep your home secure.


How to design a balcony garden?


No matter how small your balcony space is there are multiple ways to set up a balcony garden. Here are some smart DIY hacks to design your balcony garden at home. 

  1. Use the balcony railing to hang plants in baskets.
  2. Go for vertical wall planters to stack some of your favourite flower pots.
  3. Use terracotta planters and arrange them along the boundary of your balcony.
  4. Bring in DIY planter boxes of wood/terracotta to create your small herb garden.
  5. Hang metal buckets with flowers in your balcony garden.
  6. You can also hang your flower pots from the balcony ceiling.
  7. Install wooden crates to grow tomatoes, chillies, herbs, etc.

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How to design a small balcony?


Small balconies are tricky to design because they are narrow and leaving less space to play around with ideas. However, if planned properly, you can create a comfortable space in your small balcony. As the first step, try to free all the mess in your balcony. Next, use the walls and railings to add green potted plants. Go for hanging baskets, wall-mounted shelves, and the like to make the most of your balcony’s vertical space. The third step is to add space-saving, modular furniture pieces. To use the narrow space wisely opt for railing mounted tables, lightweight folding patio chairs, seating bench with storage and more. Add striped patterned floor mats and light colour schemes to make your space look bigger. The trick is to go for sorted designs like small plants, light furniture so your small balcony does not look cramped.


What are some suggestions for balcony furniture?


As most balconies have limited space you must choose your pieces of furniture wisely. Here are some suggestions for the same:

  1. Lightweight foldable chairs and table.
  2. Wicker swings.
  3. Wall-mounted tables and armless chairs.
  4. Light bamboo chairs and coffee table.
  5. Seating bench with storage to save space.
  6. Metal patio chairs and table.
  7. Wall mounted bookshelf with an attached bench for seating.
  8. Low-lying armless wooden sofa and coffee table.
  9. Single armless lounge chairs or ottomans.
  10. Rustic wooden sofa chairs.


What is the latest glass railing design for a balcony?


Some of the latest glass railing designs for a balcony are:


  1. Frosted glass railing with aluminum frames.
  2. Frameless glass railings.
  3. Frosted glass railings with stainless a steel frame.


What are some ideas to convert a normal balcony to a balcony garden?


A balcony garden helps you add a splash of lush green into your home. Here are smart ideas to transform your normal balcony into a garden.

  1. A vertical garden on your balcony wall.
  2. Add some DIY hanging planters to your balcony and plant some flowering plants on them.
  3. Place some potted plants on your balcony for a soothing vibe.
  4. Some balcony climbers and vines on the balcony railing that will save floor space while adding greenery to your garden.
  5. Install baskets or crates to grow herbs, organic vegetables or succulents.
  6. Place some terrarium on the side table or bar counter.


What are some ideas to make a small balcony cosy?


Most of us live in apartments with small balconies but that shouldn’t stop you from turning it into your favourite cosy space. So here are a few tips for making your small balcony a cosy one:

  1. A hammock or a rattan hanging chair.
  2. Some floor cushions and pouffes.
  3. A low lying coffee table with hidden storage underneath.
  4. A foldable bar counter with tall chairs.
  5. Some DIY hanging planters with flowers.
  6. A wall-mounted bookshelf and outdoor seater with hidden storage for your book and other essentials.
  7. A vertical garden to bring in the look and feel of a natural garden without taking up floor space.


Which colour is best for a balcony?


The balcony is one of the most preferred areas of our home. It is the place where you love enjoying your morning cup of coffee as your watch the sunrise and set, take small breaks in between work or unwind with a glass of wine after a hard day of work. Colours play an essential role in elevating the look of your balcony. Here are a few options that work best for a balcony.

  1. If you want to make your balcony look bright and vibrant, opt for a dark yellow. This colour will lift your mood and create a striking contrast against your green potted plants.
  2. Looking for some subtle colours that will create a soothing vibe? Opt for some simple off white or beige colour scheme for your balcony. They are lighter to the eye and make your balcony look spacious.
  3. A blush pink or teal is for you if a chic and elegant style attracts you. These colours lend a soothing yet subtle fun element to your balcony.
  4. If you want to lend an industrial look to your balcony choose some bold colours like grey and pair it up with a brick cladding accent wall. Be mindful of accessorising your balcony with proper lighting options to set the right tone for your evening parties.

However, be mindful of choosing a good quality paint for the exteriors of your balcony, one that is waterproof and heat resistant.


What are the different types of balconies?


Some of the most common types of balconies are:

Hung Balcony: A balcony structure, usually made of steel that is fixed on the edges of the balcony.


Stacked Balcony: A separate structure to the building supported with vertical posts or pillars. 


Cantilever Balcony: This balcony structure protrudes from the face of the building without any visible support.


How to decorate a balcony?


Few DIY tips to decorate a balcony:

  1. Add turf grass to the floor and some white pebbles on the corners to beautify the space.
  2. A hammock or swing to enjoy some me-time in your balcony.
  3. A foldable coffee table that is space-saving and functional.
  4. A textured wallpaper or a vertical garden on the accent wall to accentuate the beauty of the space.
  5. A wall-mounted bar unit with seating arrangement to host some cosy house parties.
  6. Some pendant lights or floor lamps to illuminate the space in the evening.
  7. A rattan sofa unit and a low lying coffee table with storage.
  8. A floor rug and some pillows to lend a comforting vibe.
  9. Some potted plants for a splash of green into your balcony.
  10. Blinders or roll-up curtains to protect you from harsh sunlight on a hot summer day.