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Balcony ideas

You're lucky enough to own a balcony, but are you using it to its full potential?

Balcony ideas.

Extend your living space

If space is tight, you'll want to maximise every square foot you have - including your balcony. Here are three ideas for how to transform an underused balcony, whether you want a space to socialise, an outdoors retreat, or a miniature garden.

Bistro sets.

1. Al fresco dining: choose space-saving bistro sets

Make room for two with balcony-friendly garden furniture. This is a social space, ideal for dining outdoors in the evenings or enjoying a few drinks with friends on a sunny afternoon.

Do you have the room to seat a few more? Add a foldable bench to create an impromptu patio set when you have guests over.

A Habitat rattan effect armchair placed next to a coffee table in a balcony.

2. Create an outdoor nook: comfy garden chairs

Have your morning cuppa out in the fresh air, or while away the hours curling up with a summer read and watching the world go by. Try a stackable garden chair on small balconies or create a holiday-space-at-home with a deck chair.

Add a small table as a spot for your coffee, plants or maybe a candle or two.

A garden in the sky: plant some greenery.

3. A garden in the sky: plant some greenery

Wish you had a garden of your own? Why not create one on your balcony? With some outdoor-proof planters and a few tools, you can carve out a space for bright and beautiful flowers, some lush greens or maybe your own private herb garden.

Make it your own with outdoor accessories

Get cosy with cushions and rugs

Be extra comfy with cushions to suit your style: try a clean, minimal look or vibrant prints. Floor cushions or outdoor rugs are ideal for renters who don't want to invest in furniture.

Solar lighting.

Add personality with solar lighting

Solar lighting is an easy, energy-efficient way to transform your balcony. Pick a conversation-starting lantern or add ambience by wrapping some string lights around your railings.

Faux floral plants.

Enjoy easy greenery with faux plants

Not got the greenest thumb? You can still have a botanical balcony by adding some convincing (and maintenance-free) fake flora to bring colour to your outdoor space all year round.

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