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Modern Balcony Ideas

Home on the Water
Home on the Water
Bertolami Interiors
Example of a small minimalist balcony design in San Francisco with a roof extension
Miami Condo
Miami Condo
Plush Couture Interiors
Views, views, views!
Example of a large minimalist apartment and metal railing balcony design in Miami with a roof extension
Echo Aventura
Echo Aventura
DESIGN SOLUTIONS
Balcony - large modern glass railing balcony idea in Miami with a roof extension
Modern International
Modern International
Bernhardt Building & Remodeling, Inc.
Carlisle Photography
Minimalist balcony photo in Miami
Chenault
Chenault
Michael Lee Architects
Example of a minimalist mixed material railing balcony design in Los Angeles with a pergola
Wood and Glass House
Wood and Glass House
Keuka Studios, Inc
Cable Railing posts embedded into Brazilian Walnut (IPE) decking.
Inspiration for a modern balcony remodel in New York with a roof extension
Miami Beach Modern Condo
Miami Beach Modern Condo
Kay Story Interiors
Balcony - mid-sized modern glass railing balcony idea in Miami with a roof extension
Silk Boxwood Installation & Rental (UV Rated)
Silk Boxwood Installation & Rental (UV Rated)
Interior Foliage Design
Balcony with UV Rated Faux Boxwood Hedges and Sod Design and Install by Interior Foliage
Balcony container garden - mid-sized modern balcony container garden idea in New York
Build UP // West Beech - Ocean View Balconies
Build UP // West Beech - Ocean View Balconies
THE UP STUDIO
"Build UP // West Beech" is a sustainable, single-family home in the West End of Long Beach, NY. It is the first self-initiated project by the UP studio which aims to develop concept-driven architecture within Long Island's most vibrant, walkable downtowns. Photography : Harriet Andronikides / Jani Zubkovs
Bass Residence
Bass Residence
[STRANG] Architecture
Photography © Claudio Manzoni
Large minimalist glass railing balcony photo in Miami with a roof extension
Fifth & West Project
Fifth & West Project
Mojave Design Group
Example of a minimalist balcony design in Austin
Backyard Inspiration
Backyard Inspiration
Bullfrog Spas Factory Stores
Example of a large minimalist glass railing balcony design in Salt Lake City with no cover
Balconies
Balconies
Little Miracles Designs
Annuals in planters
Inspiration for a modern balcony remodel in New York
601 N Edinburgh
601 N Edinburgh
Kitchen Works-Leicht Los Angeles
Minimalist balcony photo in Los Angeles
Penthouse
Penthouse
Andover Landscape Design & Construction
Our long-time clients wanted a bit of outdoor entertainment space at their Boston penthouse, and while there were some challenges due to location and footprint, we agreed to help. The views are amazing as this space overlooks the harbor and Boston’s bustling Seaport below. With Logan Airport just on the other side of the Boston Harbor, the arriving jets are a mesmerizing site as their lights line up in preparation to land. The entire space we had to work with is less than 10 feet wide and 45 feet long (think bowling-alley-lane dimensions), so we worked extremely hard to get as much programmable space as possible without forcing any of the areas. The gathering spots are delineated by granite and IPE wood floor tiles supported on a custom pedestal system designed to protect the rubber roof below. The gas grill and wine fridge are installed within a custom-built IPE cabinet topped by jet-mist granite countertops. This countertop extends to a slightly-raised bar area for the ultimate view beyond and terminates as a waterfall of granite meets the same jet-mist floor tiles… custom-cut and honed to match, of course. Moving along the length of the space, the floor transitions from granite to wood, and is framed by sculptural containers and plants. Low-voltage lighting warms the space and creates a striking display that harmonizes with the city lights below. Once again, the floor transitions, this time back to granite in the seating area consisting of two counter-height chairs. "This purposeful back-and-forth of the floor really helps define the space and our furniture choices create these niches that are both aesthetically pleasing and functional.” - Russell The terrace concludes with a large trough planter filled with ornamental grasses in the summer months and a seasonal holiday arrangements throughout the winter. An ‘L’-shaped couch offers a spot for multiple guests to relax and take in the sounds of a custom sound system — all hidden and out of sight — which adds to the magical feel of this ultimate night spot.
Balcony
Balcony
Ben-
Minimalist balcony photo in New York
East Oahu Residence I
East Oahu Residence I
Fritz Johnson AIA
Leigh Morrison
Example of a mid-sized minimalist balcony design in Hawaii with a roof extension
Darwin Outdoor Furniture Collection
Darwin Outdoor Furniture Collection
emu
Darwin is an ergonomic collection comprising of a steel frame and an extended steel mesh for the seat & back. The design revisits classic themes with the metal sheet mesh being placed in a contemporary geometric structure. The E-coated powder coat finish is perfect for withstanding outdoor elements. Ideal for cafes, restaurants, hotels, lounge areas or home use.
Faena House, Miami Beach
Faena House, Miami Beach
Lakeshore Construction
Ken Hayden Photography
Inspiration for a modern balcony remodel in Miami

Sleek and minimalist, modern balconies keep the focus on the view. With their clean lines, natural materials and smart use of space, it’s almost as if they prompt you to go outside and savor the fresh air. But how do you achieve this look on your own? Essentially, it’s all about the materials you choose and not overburdening the space with more than it can handle. To get started, allow the following modern balcony ideas and photos to inspire you.


Choose a Design that Flows

If you’re starting from scratch and building your own balcony, choose your design wisely! You’ll want something that complements the environment around it, whether you’re in a forest or a city. There are a few types of modern balcony railings you can choose from, including all-glass versions or those with metal slats and cable wiring. Both of these options have a low-profile aesthetic that’ll maximize your view.


It’s also wise to match your railing design, materials and finishes with your home’s surroundings. Dark metals and earthy woods look gorgeous in wooded or leafy suburban areas. On the other hand, if you’ve got a view of the ocean or a lake, you might opt for a glass railing, with a simple metal or wood border around it. That way, the blue of the water will show through uninterrupted.


Use Furniture and Decor with Purpose

To achieve a modern aesthetic, it’s best to keep decor to a minimum. That way, you’ll have an uncluttered, restful spot to kick back in. One of the best ways to add character to the space is with pots and planters full of flowers and greenery. Go for those with simple square, rectangular or round designs.


When it comes to choosing modern balcony furniture, you have a number of options. To take things in a playful, midcentury direction, opt for colorful Acapulco chairs. If lounging in maximum comfort is important to you, opt for a basic chair or loveseat with straight lines and thick cushions. You could even set out one or two chaise lounge chairs if you plan on using your balcony for sunbathing.


Lighting is another consideration when planning out your outdoor escape. Recessed lights won’t draw attention to themselves, and work great if you’ve got a ceiling overhead. Alternatively, string lights or even a couple of large hanging lanterns can add welcome ambiance to an otherwise plain balcony.


What Will You Use the Balcony For?

Most balconies are connected to a bedroom, though not all, particularly if you live in an apartment. While you sift through various modern balcony ideas, consider what exactly you want to use yours for, and fill it with furniture and decor accordingly. If yours is off a bedroom, you might want a couple of chairs and a small table to enjoy lazy breakfasts or a nightcap. Alternatively, for those balconies that shoot off of a living room, optimize the space for socializing with a larger dining table or a sofa and chair set.


Whether you want inspiration for planning a modern balcony renovation or are building a designer balcony from scratch, Houzz has 5,469 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including [STRANG] Architecture and Designers View. Look through balcony pictures in different colors and styles and when you find a modern balcony design that inspires you, save it to an Ideabook or contact the Pro who made it happen to see what kind of design ideas they have for your home. Explore the beautiful modern balcony photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.