5 easy options for redesigning and decorating your balcony

Sahara Pergolas
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Here are some tips and ideas that you can use to easily redesign your balcony space, decorate it and turn it into a desirable place, no matter how small it is.

We are just a few days away from being able to notice the progressive increase in temperatures and we know that we have a beautiful balcony that we could be enjoying, but at the moment, it is not decorated as we would like it to be and, therefore, it does not invite us to enjoy good times outdoors.

We bring the solution: March is the perfect month to start on this journey of decorating and redesigning your balcony to turn it into that dream space where you can enjoy a delicious breakfast and warm summer nights.

1. Furniture for small balconies: create your own chill out style.

The first thing to consider when looking for furniture is the space we have available. Measuring the size of your balcony will give you an idea of how much space you have available and how big the furniture should be.

Once you have this clear, you can think about allocating a third of the space to furniture and make the most of it by installing additional movable furniture such as chairs or folding tables and even take advantage of the railing to hang a shelf and use it as a table.

We can find different multifunctional furniture such as benches with internal storage, which have a panel to hang shelves and other objects.

2. Balcony flooring: difference between materials for outdoor space

However, it is important to consider that balconies can support a certain weight and exceeding this weight could be detrimental to the safety of the structure.

Fortunately, nowadays, there are many models of flooring with balcony-compatible characteristics, such as lightness and weather resistance. Some are also very useful if you are in a rented flat, as they can be installed with a double-sided adhesive tape system that keeps the floor in place without the need for building work.

Another option is to lay artificial grass, which, together with the other types of flooring mentioned above, is a good idea for decorating a balcony and making it much more welcoming.

3. A little extra privacy on your decorated balcony

One way to create privacy is to install a balcony screen. This covering is attached to the balcony railings and offers another way to give your balcony a new look.

In order to choose between all the different types of balcony protection available, we can consider a few essential characteristics and look for the most suitable model, such as UV protection, waterproofing and weather resistance.

One way to create privacy is to install a balcony screen. This covering is attached to the balcony railings and offers another way to give your balcony a new look.

In order to choose between all the different types of balcony protection available, we can consider a few essential characteristics and look for the most suitable model, such as: UV protection, waterproofing and weather resistance.

4. Installing an awning to protect us from the sun and create a cosycosy atmosphere.

This is one of the most important aspects to take into account when designing your balcony. The balcony awnings offer sun protection, lowering the temperature inside the balcony and window of the house by up to 6 degrees thanks to their protection against UV rays.

This type of systemalso creates a cosy atmosphere, ideal for enjoying this outdoor space at any time of the day.

At night time, awnings with a built-in LED system offer energy-saving, high-powered lighting, ideal for enjoying your balcony on those warm summer evenings.

The awnings awnings are very easy to install and are also available in a motorised version with remote control. Another advantage is that, as it is installed on the wall or in the opening to the balcony, it does not take up space.

5. Balcony plants: north and south.

The orientation of your balcony is very important when thinking about which type of outdoor plant is best for your balcony.

North-facing balconies tend to have little light during the day, so you should consider a hardy type of aromatic plants whose ideal habitat is shade. Options include rhododendrons, lilies, conifers and laurels.

On the other hand, if your balcony faces south, it will receive a lot of sunlight throughout the day, so you should consider getting easy-to-care-for plants and colourful flowers that need watering and benefit from this sun exposure, such as daisies, lavender and rosemary.

5 easy options for redesigning and decorating your balcony