Here are some tips to increase your use of your balcony:
Find a use for it. Whether its a place to have your morning coffee or read a book. Once you’ve found a purpose you’ll have a better idea of how to decorate it.
If it’s small keep the furniture small and simple. Consider the balcony as an extension of the adjacent room and choose the design accordingly.
Use privacy walls. These make your balcony look more eye-catching. Try adding plants and various decorations to add colour and a therapeutic feel.
Putting up a vertical garden will make your balcony wall look more attractive and lets you maximise space for your plants.
Flaunt your personal style. You can add a personal touch even to the tiniest of spaces. Whether your taste borders on old school or contemporary, don’t hesitate to let your preference shine through.
Keep balcony supplies and accessories within arm’s reach. Store your trays, vases, folding chairs, tablecloths, pillows, and cushions in a nearby trunk or closet so you can transform your balcony and make it comfortable within minutes.
Utilise lightweight furniture. This will make it easier for you to move them around so you can enjoy various vantage points in your balcony.
Maximise potential built-in spots. For example, you can add a long bench to your wooden privacy wall where you and your guests can sit.
Aromatise. Aromatic plants such as thyme, clematis, roses, honeysuckle, jasmine, and lavender will help you add a therapeutic vibe to your balcony.
Diversify your lighting options. While outdoor sconces and recessed lighting are the norms, you can also use chandeliers, portable glowing lanterns, table and floor lamps, and pendants to light up your balcony space.
Also remember that this is another entry point for insects to gain access to your home, so ensure you have a quality balcony door fly screen installed, it fits with all designs and will keep pesky bugs out.