These days, having a balcony is more of a necessity although the irony is that it has become a luxury due to the space crunch. You don’t find apartments that have balconies quite easily and if you do, they cost a great deal. However, if you have one at your place, you would be happy to learn that there are myriad ways you can spruce up your terrace or a balcony to make it the cosy den to relax in after a long tiring day at work. You need the quiet, the breeze, the sunset and the birds chirping after typing away and whiling away your day in front of the screen. Small or big, here are some interesting balcony design ideas that have dominated 2021 and would probably reign many more years to come!
Install Floating Shelves In The Balcony
Who said floating shelves only look good in a living and entertainment room? The balcony is your sacred space when it comes to rejuvenating and what better way to do so than spending time with some books and plants? Add some floating shelves to hold your favourite novels and plants giving you the break that you need.
Pro tip: ensure that you place the floating shelves in a shaded area and not open to the sky to avoid direct damage to wood, books and plants in the monsoon or summers.
Add A Fireplace
If you have ample space in your balcony, you could utilise that area by putting up a fireplace. Of course, make sure you consult with your interior designer and get the necessary permissions, if needed, before getting it done. However, a fireplace in a balcony just increases the cosy factor of the space by a thousand fold. To go the extra mile, add a coffee table or a karaoke box to entertain your guests.
Tile It Up
Although tiles are not the conventional choice for a balcony, you can urbanise yours by using them. Easy-to-clean and highly durable, they can add gloss and colour to your balcony. To blend well with the view and nature, you could go for tiles that are green in shade or resemble rustic wood and get creative with the designs. If not, you can opt for lighter shades to make the space look bigger and reflect more light. If you are confused which tile would adorn the balcony area, check out the Orientbell tile’s website that offers several different options and detailed features to make the search easy!
Use Wicker Furniture
To get a more country feel, opt for wicker or jute furniture. A cosy wooden armchair in the balcony with teak or wooden tea table at the centre to complete the whole rustic look. If the brown scheme of things seems too boring and dull, add a pop of colour in cushions and upholstery. Minimalist, rustic, urban, and chic, all at the same time.
Use Lots Of Planters
Give your love for gardening some space, literally! Use your balcony as a mini nursery and nurture your plants there. With unobstructed and direct access to sunlight and natural water (during monsoon), your plants will grow naturally and will have ample space for growth. This way, you would give your concrete abode a natural touch and beautification that it deserves. If space is an issue, vertical gardens can fulfil the void!
Make A Mini Bedroom Out Of Your Balcony
There’s no such thing as too many bedrooms and what’s better than having a bedroom that opens to the sky? Place a cosy cotton mattress on the balcony floor and accentuate with colour blocked cushions to add a character to the space. Hanging plants, tea lights, a sturdy lamp to give you light when it’s dark and a small Bluetooth speaker to set the ambience. Your perfect bedroom-cum-balcony is ready to be utilised!
Balcony area is perhaps an understated but most visited space of the house for obvious reasons. Go for minimalist and modern design ideas that sit well with your taste, expectations, and sensibilities. Right from decoration, furniture to even the colour scheme, if you get it right, this might as well be your resting spot. Keep the decoration simple and aesthetically suiting the interiors of the house so that it doesn’t stand out like a sore thumb. So, now that you’ve got a fair idea of how to spruce up your little corner, what design are you willing to incorporate in your balcony? These design ideas might be popular in 2021 but are here to stay for a long, long time! Get your design glasses on and get ready to go crazy building your personalised space!