Of course, we have already presented ideas for arranging a loggia and a balcony, but now we will focus not on general options, but on specific and practical solutions. The first of these will be the flooring. We strongly advise you to pay attention to artificial grass. It is not afraid of moisture and frost, you can put it directly on the old tiles. Artificial grass does not slip, which is very important for balconies, but is inexpensive.
Another good option and alternative to tiles is decking. If it is intended for terraces, then it is perfect for an open balcony, having all the advantages of a non-slip and durable outdoor floor covering.
A bright and very attractive option for arranging a small open balcony. Terrace board, compact and at the same time very beautiful folding furniture – everything is matched perfectly. But the balcony is too open, everything is in plain sight of the neighbors and it will not work to sit with a cup of coffee in your underwear.
For greater privacy, the balcony can be sheathed with plastic, this is one of the most inexpensive and widespread options. Pay attention to the canopy, which will close the open balcony from the scorching sun and keep the room cool.
The balcony railing can also be sheathed with a metal profile, which will last for many years without losing its appearance. Notice a rug on the floor and a garland of lights? Carpets on the balcony are rare, but in the summertime – why not, especially if there is a canopy or a rain canopy. Backlighting can raise questions. Firstly, you are in full view of your neighbors by turning on the light, and secondly, the lighting will attract all nearby insects. So as advice – yes, but we do not insist.
You can simply cover the lower part of the balcony from prying eyes with a cloth, preferably strong, not fading in the sun. You can use, for example, banner fabric, which is commonly used for outdoor advertising..
Again, the fabric on the railing is simple and inexpensive. It will be possible to change the decor every spring, preparing for the warm season and a pleasant pastime in the fresh air. Pay attention to the umbrella with which the owners decided to replace the canopy or awning. Quite reliable sun protection, and the balcony got a kind of beach view, so it’s a good option.
Life hacks for plants on the balcony. Special railings where the flowerpots are simply inserted, original pots that are put on the fence, bright fabric bags sewn with your own hands – all these options will allow you to decorate the balcony with greenery. It is beautiful, and it will be more pleasant for indoor flowers on the street in summer, in natural outdoor conditions.
Let’s move on to the balcony furniture. Although our space is small, we cannot deny ourselves a cup of coffee or a glass of wine in the air. Folding chairs and a small wooden table made it possible to perfectly organize the space of this balcony.
We promised that we would talk about open balconies, but this one is glazed, yes. But we think this folding table deserves your attention. This can be built independently, solving the problem with “balcony get-togethers”.
Examples of tables that are simply attached to the railing. A very compact option, but you can definitely put a couple of cups and a book. You can try to create such a hinged system yourself or search in stores.
Finally, a compact laundry dryer, suitable for tiny balconies. We understand that it will not decorate the appearance, but you need to dry your clothes somewhere. The dryer can simply be removed from the railing when not needed.