A guide to planning your balcony interior design
You are lucky if you have a private balcony as this is a great outdoor spot for entertaining friends and family. Turn your balcony into a cozy place where you can relax, unwind or make beautiful memories.
The decoration and the seating arrangement are crucial to enjoy the breeze and the view outside. So if you’re planning on designing the perfect balcony for yourself, consider the size of the room so it doesn’t look or feel cluttered. In this guide, we take an in-depth tour of how a balcony needs to be designed so you can make the most of one of the best spaces in your home.
Essential elements of balcony seating
A balcony allows you to enjoy the cool, clear early morning air, a morning cup of tea, and a comfortable place to sit and read. But a balcony is nothing without a proper seat. What you need is the right type of furniture, sufficient to provide a few seats and blend into the room layout. Here are some seating options for your balcony.
A Swing: If your balcony has an overhang, you can install a swing to enjoy the view from a higher height. An elegant swing with a coffee table fits perfectly into a small balcony and offers ample seating if you want to read or have a cup of coffee.
Add Wicker Furniture: A balcony isn’t complete without a few pieces of furniture. You need a place to sit and relax. So why not add a set of wicker furniture and add a modern touch to your balcony? Make your balcony fully functional with comfortable wicker sofas and a table, creating a calm and relaxing space on your own balcony.
A Picnic Spot: Bring the outdoor fun indoors and turn your balcony into a garden. Install artificial grass for the floor and throw in some comfy pillows and sheets and you’re ready to have a mini picnic.
Built-in Seating: If you have a small balcony, make the most of every inch. Maximize space by installing built-in benches. So you save space and have an ideal place to sit and relax.
Make It More Ethnic: Take a classic and traditional approach to your balcony to give it a desi twist. Bring upholstered sofas with ethnic motifs, chairs, poufs, candle holders and an ottoman. Add an Uruli with floating candles and flowers to accent the overall look of this space.
Choose small furniture: If you have a small balcony, don’t clutter it up with unnecessary items. Choose small pieces of furniture that fit elegantly into the space without compromising on comfort. Add a little green to make it more pleasing. You can opt for folding chairs and tables so you can put them away neatly when not in use.
Let’s explore how a balcony can act as a storage space
Apartment dwellers know the value of storage space, because every centimeter counts. If the rooms in your home do not have enough space, you can use your balcony as a storage space. Get these extra dressers or side cabinets and place them on your balcony to store all your stuff.