A gigantic terrace, where you can relax and maybe receive guests, is certainly everyone’s dream but, if your home is equipped only with small balconies, do not despair … with a few simple precautions you will be able to transform even the smallest spaces into real ones. and own rediscovered comfort with a welcoming spirit.
Today we want to guide you to discover simple balcony decor ideas that will show you how better organize small spaces so as to create a place in the apartment where you can best enjoy the external environment; we will do it with the help of over 50 images and many small tips that you will surely can’t wait to put into practice.
Furniture for small balconies
Let’s start immediately by emphasizing that, just like for the interiors, in the balcony furniture you can choose the style you prefer and that best represents your individuality, therefore going from modern / minimalist to classic / Provencal. A certainly nice idea is to insert elements of natural inspiration, that is plants that can be purely ornamental or aromatic or medicinal.
To place the plants on a small balcony, taking care to leave space for several other installations, it is possible to opt for a vertical solution that allows you to take advantage of the spaces in height. You can therefore choose to use a base with wooden boards, fabric or plastic, bearing in mind that at this juncture you can also rely on some ideas of creative recycling.
In furnishing for balconies, however small they may be, it is very important to have a support surface and, in this case, you can opt for small tables, folding wall systems or, if you prefer, use the floor itself as a table inspired by the philosophy zen and then simply placing cushions on the floor.
Let’s now pass to the seats which, depending on the spaces and the style adopted, can be made simply with the installation of resealable wooden chairs, deckchairs, or sofas covered with comfortable cushions, perhaps created using the versatile industrial pallets.
Of course, the furnishing accessories that will transform your small balcony into a real design jewel are very important: have fun choosing cushions in different shades, do not forget carpets, placemats and small accessories such as vases or lanterns that will surely contribute to creating magical atmospheres.
Ideas for furnishing and decorating a balcony
Whether you are a lover of a style tending towards classic or modern, wood always represents a suggestive furnishing solution for balconies. You can choose to insert a comfortable shelving on one side, accompany it with a bench or even a small swing that will give you the opportunity to fully appreciate the evening breeze. Obviously, a small table cannot be missing, even with very small dimensions, as an indispensable element to play the role of a support surface.
As always in the furnishing phase, the key word is fantasy and, whether small or large spaces are available, the decorative elements represent the real strength in giving character and transmitting a feeling of comfort. For example, it is possible to insert lanterns, candles, stools, poufs or DIY creations made perhaps with recycled materials. Another really cute idea is to cover the walls with bamboo canes so as to have the impression of being in a real jungle.
When furnishing a balcony it will be necessary to take particular care in the choice of fabrics and different accessories such as cushions, in fact it will be the latter that greatly expand the desired degree of comfort. Our suggestion is to pay particular attention not only to the arrangement but above all to the shades that, depending on your preferences, can be cheerful and warm tones or in perfect combination with the colors of nature starting from green in its many shades.
Unmissable on any balcony it will be a touch of natural green and, as it is easy to guess, the best furnishing and decoration solutions of these spaces are precisely those with plants as protagonists. Depending on the space available, you can choose between imposing plants or in a reduced version, the important thing is to position them correctly between the floor and the railing without forgetting the possibility of opting for the decidedly chic suspended version.
To furnish a balcony in a chic and very particular version, you can create a sort of Zen garden in one corner of it using decorative stones and special plants, if instead you want something more traditional you can always opt for the installation of climbing systems to match maybe to old stairs that are transformed into support surfaces for the occasion.
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