8 Ways To Improve Your Balcony

Are you tired and bored of your old looking balcony as it becomes useless to you? You can turn that old one into a really great and stunning balcony. You don’t have to spend too much for it. As a matter of fact, you can make some do-it-yourself stuff to add in your new balcony.

A neat looking balcony adds refreshment, a deep kind of satisfaction, and relaxation to your soul. It is a perfect spot to meditate, study, make plans, have bonding moments, make dreams and promises, and even a great spot for wedding proposals!

Believe in yourself that you can turn your balcony into an incredible one that you will never regret. So, what are you waiting for?

Here are the 8 ways to improve your balcony:

1. Garden

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You can turn that balcony into a garden. Think of a wonderful garden ideas. To give you an insight, here are some things that you can grab for some  amazing garden ideas:

  1. Hanging flower pots made from some used bean cans and some
  2. Walled veggie planters made from old water spout or gutter.
  3. Hanging planters from used cola bottles.
  4. Planter boxes from vegetables crates and wood pallets.
  5. Railing planters from old boots, handbags, and other useful materials that you are not using anymore.

2. Lights

Enhance the ambience of your balcony and install some fancy led lights or even cheap lantern lights. These inexpensive lights are perfect to turn the dull moments into encouraging ones. You can also upcycle some materials you have in the house for a better lighting installation like:

  1. Mason jar- you can fill it with sands and a small candle. It’s perfect for a romantic couple dance at the balcony.
  2. Tin cans- you can make some hole on it and turn it into a wonderful lantern!
  3. Old cheese grater- you can repaint it and put some led lights inside.
  4. Wine bottle- you can lined up the wine bottles and have some battery-operated lantern lights. You will love how the colors of the bottles compliment the lights.

3. Hammocks

When it comes to relaxation, hammock is one of the first things that you might think of. You can turn your balcony into a hammock-themed festive look, and have a relaxing day-off with your loved ones. Hammocks are also useful to put a child to bed and at the same time have some fresh air.

4. Flooring

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A nice floor installation can give your balcony a great new look. Some of the materials that you can use are:

  1. Vinyl tiles
  2. Artificial grass
  3. DIY carpet
  4. Yoga mat
  5. Wood

5. Bench

Balcony can be very useful if you have bench in it. Here are some types of bench that you might want to consider:

  1. DIY Pallet bench
  2. Old couch
  3. Used crates
  4. Bunch of hard pillows
  5. Old cabinet drawers

6. Curtains

If you want a private balcony, curtains can give you what you wish for. Choose the color which compliments your paint, but do not over-crowd your balcony with curtains.

7. Tiny tables

A balcony usually have a smaller space, so don’t over-crowd it or things will be a mess. Put a tiny table that matches your bench for tea and coffee time. Some of the things that you can do with this tiny table are:

  1. Have a rack with some magazines and books under the table so you can read your favorite stories any time of the day.
  2. Put a nice succulent collection for an additional accent on the table.
  3. Have some romantic dinner with your husband, or talk things out with a glass of your favorite wine.
  4. You can also do some BBQ parties with your friends here.  

8. Shade

Give your balcony a nice shade so you can still go there during sunny and rainy seasons, and have some cup of warm tea while watching the rain drops fall from the sky. Simple things are meant to be memorable, so a little shade can improve your balcony. You can use an umbrella or other materials to weather-proof your balcony.

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