Regardless of the view beyond the gate surrounding the room, a balcony can easily become one of the most attractive and relaxing areas of your home. Whether you live in a city apartment with just a few square feet of outdoor space or have an upstairs or a country porch that runs the length of the back of your home, there are numerous techniques to add a chic touch to your balcony area. Here are a few quick tips to make your personal porch your new favorite hangout spot.
First, take the time to add a touch of life to your own small hanging garden. Choose a variety of potted flowers, herbs, and other plants that thrive in small spaces. For a more elegant touch, choose colorful or decorated baskets to hold the plant pots. Consider wrought iron shelves to accommodate additional planters. Just a little greenery here and there can do wonders and transform your balcony into a living oasis. For balconies with larger areas, you can even add shrubs or small trees.
Second, think about interesting alternatives to traditional seating. Instead of regular metal patio seats or cheap and uncomfortable plastic options, consider padded stools or hanging hammock chairs. Of course, make sure you sit comfortably. If your current seats aren’t padded, invest in some colorful, washable outdoor cushions.