How To Transform Your Balcony into an Outdoor Paradise

Rebecca Arkell | June 29, 2018

Welcome back, summer! We’ve missed you very much.

For many of us, having a little sunbathe in the comfort of your own backyard can be a great way to relax and enjoy the sunshine. But what can you do if instead of a house with a big garden you can only relay on a city-centre flat with a tiny balcony?

Well, we’re here to help. To take advantage of those enjoyable summer days ahead, we’ve compiled a roundup of the best ideas for transforming your apartment’s terrace into an irresistible summer retreat.

Homemade furniture

 


Rule number one for an Instagram-worthy #balconydecor post? Think handmade assets! Unique table decorations, DIY candleholders or a handcrafted cushion cover – if you want to create a truly exceptional balcony décor, every detail counts!

When it comes to supplying a small porch with outdoor furniture, remember that size and materials matter. So resist the temptation of purchasing those heavy, cast iron chairs and think about designing your own alfresco sofa instead.

If you’re looking for a cost-effective solution, search for euro pallets (available from most retailers – even free of charge!) that you can refurbish and fit into any space. Moreover, pallet furniture can be easily customisable by adding vivid cushions of your choice, depending on your mood and trends.

Soft light

 

Dreaming about spending those long, summer nights on your porch while sipping chilled wine? Then don’t forget about adding in some lighting too.

You might, for example, consider floor candle lanterns that will create a gorgeous ambience and bring some soft light. If you lack space on your floor, you could opt for a string of cotton ball fair lights instead.

Plants

 

If your aim is to create an atmosphere of intimacy, consider creating a balcony garden. As a starting point, research what kind of plants you’d like to grow and don’t forget to realistically assess your predispositions. Remember that if you don’t have enough time to look after your plants every day then you should hunt for flowers that require as little attention as possible.

Once you’ve got everything planned, visit your local plant shop and ask for outdoor plants that are suited to your weather conditions and balcony’s size – how about those striking, underrated dracaenas?

Details that matter

To make outdoor space as stylish and comfortable as the indoors, think about accessories such as throws and cushions. To add a wow-factor with a comfort touch, throw a sheepskin rug so you can easily walk across your porch barefoot – so cosy!

 

Lacking space?

Do you feel like your current pillows are so passé? Or perhaps you need room for all your old, no longer needed stuff you don’t intend to keep on your porch (but are too sentimental to get rid of)? It looks like you might need some storage space. Contact us today for a storage quote and save up to 50% on self-storage for 3 months!