What can you do with a balcony? Instead of just using your balcony as a storage space, you can redecorate it into an intimate hideaway.
Your options may vary depending on how much space you have to work with. But you can use some tricks to make your balcony appear larger than it is.
Here are 10 ideas you can try. If you’re thinking of selling your house online, these tricks will help you make a better sale. An inviting balcony will leave an excellent impression on your buyers.
1. Privacy Screens
Privacy is a premium if your property is attached to other homes, but that shouldn’t stop you from spending time there. If you have enough space, you can try:
Setting Up a Drop Cloth
Find a patterned drop cloth with a pattern that you like. Or pick a plain one and stencil in a design that’s uniquely you. Don’t forget to use exterior paints for your designs, as you want to weather-proof your privacy curtain.
Using Pots of Herbs
You can also make a “curtain” out of small herbal pots - functionality meets creativity all with this type of design. Find some easy online tutorials and create a secure curtain of herbs and flowers.
2. Hanging Flower Boxes and Baskets
Even if you live in the middle of a city, you can still grow your own little garden. Use hanging flower boxes and baskets to create your own green space.
Hang them on the outside of your metal railings to give your balcony a sense of space. Or keep them on the walls for a splash of colour.
3. Treated Tablecloth Rug
Cover up that drab concrete floor with a tablecloth rug. Vibrant tablecloths may be cut to a size that’s perfect for your balcony. But be sure to treat the fabric with a water-based polyurethane before you set it outside.
4. Create a Night Time Ambiance
If you’re a night owl or you’re only home in the evenings, you can still take advantage of your balcony. Create a night-time space that comes to life when the sun goes down.
Whether it’s globe lights, tea lights, or fairy lights, you need some type of illumination. Buy an inexpensive string of lights and drape it on the inside of the railing. Or create mason jar tea light holders to put on your balcony table.
Next, invest in some night-blooming flowers. Pick flowers like four o’clock, nicotiana, or night blooming jasmine for a nice fragrance when you’re spending time outside.
5. Cinderblock Furniture
You don’t have to spend a lot of money to decorate your balcony. Stencil some designs on cinderblocks and use them as cheap planters. Or use planks and cinderblocks for an inexpensive shelving option.
6. Wooden Planks
If you want bare flooring, you can go with wooden planks to cover up the concrete. Check your local hardware store for flooring options. You can also use tiles if you want flooring that’s a little more weather-proof.
7. Crate Furniture
Wooden crates are not just for produce. Paint them and lay them on their sides for a pleasant seating area, or simply stack them for some quick DIY shelving.
8. Set Up a Lounge Chair or Hammock Chair
If you enjoy crafting, you can make a hanging lounge chair with some dowels and drop cloth. You may also want to invest in a comfy hammock chair to free up your floor space.
9. Create Outdoor Pillows
Don’t forget cushions in your seating area. You can create pillows out of vinyl tablecloth or double-sided placemats. Or simply go to your local store and pick up some outdoor pillows.
10. Freshen Up Outside Cushions
Lastly, if you have outside cushions that bore you, you don’t have to toss them in the rubbish. Instead, give them new life by painting them with exterior paint. You can match the furniture or go for a wild, eye-catching design.
One Last Thing About Balcony Decorations
It’s easy to create your own private haven with new decorations. Or if you’re planning to sell your property online, creative accents can increase your property’s value. In either case, you should make sure that hanging decorations are secured properly to avoid accidents.