Does Your Home Have a Balcony? 3 Ways to Make it Your Own Space

If you’re lucky enough to have a balcony, you know it’s a great place to relax and entertain guests. However, balconies tend to be too small to hang out with a crowd. With a few quick tips, you can revamp your balcony and create an inviting location outside. We’ve compiled a simple list to help you.

Consider the Purpose of Your Balcony

There are many different types of balconies. One defining characteristic of every balcony is the railing. There are many options including glass, white post, and wrought iron. Railings are for safety and aesthetic purposes, so it’s important to make sure yours is strong before bringing guests over.

Urban balconies typically have enough space for a small bistro style with a few chairs and a miniature table. Larger balcony? Consider outdoor cushions for a place to relax and enjoy a beverage. Some people have an extra-long balcony for a growing a small garden.

Avoid Creating Clutter

You may dream of a lush balcony with a forest of plants and plenty of space for your guests to lounge. However, putting too much on your balcony can make it look cluttered and messy. You will want to search for the best ways to add seating while saving space, which should be doable since plenty of furniture options can be found in smaller sizes.

Look to hanging decor such as lighting and flower baskets to give you more space. If you have a sturdy awning, an awning or hanging chair may fit. Safety first and try not to install anything that will hurt anyone!

Use Storage

When you’re stressing about seating and space, there’s a way to combine both for your balcony. Look to a bench or bookshelf with storage space for entertainment and a place to sit. You can use these storage spaces for a place to put shoes if you have a carpeted balcony and even a spot to store snacks outdoor games.

Consider a waterproof curio for knick knacks that will spark a conversation. Use a storage space for decorations for the balcony when you’re not hosting guests in order to reduce clutter. A sturdy storage can protect electronics and speakers as long as you mind the area in case of bad weather.

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Maire Shield
 

Maire Shield worked for 15 years as an interior design consultant in Albuquerque and is now retired after selling her business. She now shares her experience and knowledge through blogging to help other people create a beautiful home for themselves.

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