Ten Ways to Make Your Balcony More Inviting
Becky Harris July 26, 2010
Houzz Contributor. Hi there! I live in a 1920s cottage in Atlanta that I'll describe as "collected." I got into design via Landscape Architecture, which I studied at the University of Virginia. I've been writing about design online for quite a few years over at Hatch: The Design Public Blog.
Houzz Contributor. Hi there! I live in a 1920s cottage in Atlanta that I'll describe... More
One of my requirements or wherever I live is having an outdoor space, even if it's a tiny Juliet balcony. The smallest of balconies can provide a relaxing space where you can head out and get your daily dose of Vitamin D. If you have one and you're not using it, take a good look and figure out why. Maybe all you need to do is add a small cushion to your plastic chair, find a way to provide some shade, or add a tiny table where you can set down your lemonade. Here is some advice for making your balcony or deck a place you'll want to spend quality time.
2. Think comfort. With all of the new weather-resistant fabrics like Sunbrella on the market today, you can make your furniture cushy.
4. Add simple box planters to create a beautiful border.
5. Add high style with interesting furniture. This small balcony in Prague gets a dose of smashing design from Panton chairs.
7. Add a table. Even a small balcony can hold a cafe table, perfect for dining al fresco.
8. Stretch balcony season out with heat. While not everyone can have a fireplace like this one, even a simple heat lamp or fire pit can let you enjoy chilly nights outside - just make sure to put safety first.
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