Open spaces allow us to thrive and since we can’t get all bungalows with expansive gardens, we can thank our balconies for the daily dose of sunshine and fresh air. Whether you have a large one that’s ideal for visiting friends or a cozy one for snuggling up with a book, there are several ways to enhance this little piece of joy in your home. Here are 10 innovative, modern balcony design ideas to get you started on your decorating journey.
The best tip from architects to maximize natural light in your home is to install glass windows and doors. Most modern buildings have French doors and windows made of sturdy glass. They help let in as much light as possible, depending on how much sunlight your home has. Get French doors so you can enjoy your landscaped balcony from the inside, letting in lots of light and giving your houseplants some much-needed sunshine. You can also add prism suncatchers to create a rainbow effect with any light. Add curtains for privacy throughout the day.
Your balcony may be one of the best places at home to create your own small garden. It is perfect for colorful flowering or hardy plants that do not require much care but add a lot of aesthetics. If you have a small specimen, add a few hanging planters or trinkets. You can also take advantage of the railing and add some planters with hooks that can be easily hung facing outward. Simply add a tray for drainage. This space is great for growing plants that require direct sunlight, and pretty planters are always a delight. We also recommend keeping a small basket with your garden tools and a nice watering can for easy access.