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How to make your balcony bloom with life

30th Oct '20 • By Rohit Mankame

Is your balcony a tad dishevelled in appearance? It's the perfect time to revive the furniture you have out there. But where do you start? And how do you get your balcony back on track on a budget? We have put seven ideas together that will make your balcony look stunning in no time, without breaking the bank.

 Luxury balcony in a towerIs your balcony a tad dishevelled in appearance?  With social distancing and isolation laws now in place because of coronavirus we're all spending a lot more time inside our homes, retreating to the balcony for fresh air.

It's the perfect time to revive the furniture you have out there, offer a good clean room to the space, and make it somewhere you want to spend time. 

But where do you start? And how do you get your balcony back on track on a budget?

We have put seven ideas together that will make your balcony look stunning in no time, without breaking the bank.

The materials you choose for furnishings are super essential and can be the difference between a soggy mess on your balcony and a heartfelt, long-lasting outdoor investment. Materials such as wicker resin, wrought iron, teak, and plastic can withstand much of the elements hurled at them at ease. 

Also, size is critical as well. You don't want to overwhelm your little balcony with an oversized couch, or let your patio be taken over by a huge planter. Other than that, feel free and be creative! Tiles or an outdoor rug can be added, decorated with lights and jars, or even an outdoor cooking area can be set up.

Line of plants on balcony

What are the seven ideas to make your balcony bloom?

Climbing vines

 Do you have rusted or bare pipes showing from the side of your balcony? Cover the pipes with beautiful vines and add an intentional look to the exterior of the balcony. This works great even if the pipes are rusted, but make sure they are not damaged, in which case they need to be repaired ASAP. Tightly wrap the pipes in vines or let them drape over the pipes to add style and function to your balcony. 

Balcony plants

Potted plants 

No balcony is complete without a bit of nature and the best way to showcase it is by placing pots around the balcony. To add a bohemian chic feel, have pots of all shapes and sizes to compliment your balcony. Make sure you buy plants that love the sunshine and water them as needed. 

If you have an awning, hanging plants look beautiful hung off of it and help your balcony bloom with life.

Balcony fairy lights

Add deck Lighting 

Deck lighting is one of the most important ways in which you can greatly shape up your balcony. You should try various decorative lamps, place them at lower heights and stretch the light all across your balcony floor. You can also pick designer LED lights and give your balcony a smarter look than ever before. In comparison, you can buy chinese lights that are more pocket friendly as compared to the other fancy lighting preferences. You can also purchase fairy lights around the balcony railings and bring in a special vibe to your place.


To make your balcony appear bigger and more spacious, use vertical shelving to add an open feel to the area. You can have a mini library, decorations or anything that matches the décor of your balcony. Also try placing the shelf in the corner so that you have more room for pots and other natural decorations or ornaments. An added bonus is that it makes the balcony appear more cozy. You can also mount the shelf on the wall of the balcony if you want a modern and compact look. This will allow for more floor space and will also look great with the overall decorations.  

Three piece dining set  

Enjoy a sip of tea in the morning and a glass of wine at night on your three piece dining set situated on your balcony. Watch the pedestrians strolling by if you are in the city and if you are in the country, enjoy the view and auditory experience of nature. Your balcony just might become your favourite spot. Adorn the table with plants and candles for a beautiful day and night time experience. 

Rug on balcony with 2 chairs

Add a Rug

This is another easy way to revamp your balcony with a new rug. The feel-good condition of the rug will make you forget all the exhaustion you have acquired over the day. Your balcony will get a touch of elegance. If you have a stain on your balcony, a rug would offer an instant renovation by covering it up. Also, if your balcony is prone to rain and showers, you can easily install a waterproof rug that will further enhance your floor.

breakfast table on the balcony

Breakfast bar

This one’s our favorite. What better way to add life to your balcony than a breakfast bar that opens to a beautiful skyline? We guarantee that this will wow your guests and breathe new life to your balcony. Breakfast bars are a great way to spend the mornings in the open. If you have a killer view then we highly recommend this tip! Throw in a small table and a few chairs to boot and it will be enough to make anyone a morning person. provides thousands of users with various businesses from interior design to carpentry and heating. Simply search for tradesmen in your area and select the business that best suits your needs. 

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