Balconies are generally used to store unused things at home or to place gas-fired boilers. The idea of the fact that a balcony is a part of our home and it can be decorated as a life space that can be used in sunny days becomes more common recently. The first things that come to our minds when we talk about balcony decoration are the flowers grown by our mothers and white, plastic chairs. Although balconies are considered as not appropriate to be decorated due to limited area available, this is not correct. You can use your decoration ideas that you apply for any part of your house for your home’s small balcony as well.
Use Plenty of Flowers for Balcony Decoration
The most applicable idea for balconies among different decoration ideas is using flowers and/or plants that all women love and spend time for. If you will decorate your balcony with flowers, you will need creative and interesting ideas. You can make flowerpots from wooden parts for your balcony; but if you don’t use a protective material for the inner side of the flowerpot, it may not be durable because of the corrosive effects of the sun and water. Ivy is the plant I recommend for green balconies. Even with a piece of rope that you tie from the bottom towards the top of your balcony, you can create an ivy curtain that will protect you from direct sunlight. If you want to push the limits, you can create an elegant balcony decoration just like you see in the second image. Lastly, you can choose an area on the wall and hang flowerpots one under the other. If you wish, you can paint these flowerpots with different colors and create an extraordinary view and a colorful balcony decoration.
You Shouldn’t Give Up Small Furniture and Rugs
While you are making decoration for your small balcony, you can prefer small furniture because of the area limitation you encountered. If you want to use table and chairs but cannot find appropriate products, you will need small table and small chairs. As you can use small kitchen tables for your balcony as well, you should also consider them. If you want to buy a small table but don’t want to use chairs, you can choose a corner and design a corner sitting set. To do so, you can benefit from do it yourself ideas and use pallets or wood. From wooden material, you can create a budget friendly corner sitting set that you endeavor as well. You can have a colorful balcony by using colorful lace pillows and cushions.
Rugs, a product that you will love on the floor of your balcony, are so popular recently. If you are going to decorate your balcony, a rug is more appropriate to cover the long and narrow floor compared to carpets that are big for a balcony. Rugs are historical heritages from Anatolia and Middle East; therefore, they deserve respect as well. They have different meanings according to their origins and they contain common motifs used all around Turkey.
Besides the above mentioned small balcony decoration ideas, terrace decoration ideas may also inspire you. Rather than these, we gathered balcony decoration examples from different people who are professionals or love home decoration just like you. You can take inspiration from these examples and create a modern, simple decoration for your own balcony.
The most interesting balcony example among all is this one where a special swimming pool exists on each floor. Although it seems like just a design from the image, it is applicable for real life with a good project and regular maintenance. Yet, as this example is available for luxury house projects and hotels, it seems like it is not applicable for standard houses.