5 small balcony design ideas

Alissa Ugolini—homify UK Alissa Ugolini—homify UK
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Given that the UK is in the midst of a sudden heatwave, it comes as no surprise that homeowners and renters alike would be rushing out to ensure their balconies and outdoor areas are equipped for the warm weather. Whether you intend to spend these coming days entertaining or relaxing, it is essential that you have the following 5 tips sorted before you start planning! Take a look…

1. Relax & recline

Maison du Soleil:  Terrace by CCD Architects
CCD Architects

Maison du Soleil

CCD Architects

It's obvious that the furniture you choose for your balcony is one of the most important factors. This stunning home designed by CCD Architects shows off the best use of a clever spatial layout and how simplicity in design goes a long way. Always orientate your furniture towards the view, no matter what it is. It'll give you and your family a moment of respite from the confines of the indoors.

2. Textures

Bergo Unique tiles balcony floor:  Terrace by Ecotile Flooring
Ecotile Flooring

Bergo Unique tiles balcony floor

Ecotile Flooring

So you may have considered all the other decorations such a furniture and plants, but did you ever think that your creativity could extend to the floor, too? This beautiful geometric and monochromatic example comes from TactTiles flooring. Made with Bergo tiles, they are clean, free-draining, and maintenance free. The tiles are made from interlocking polypropylene tiles, which can easily click together for a fast and aesthetically pleasing look!

3. A touch of greenery

ferm LIVING Image Photos:  Balconies, verandas & terraces  by ferm LIVING
ferm LIVING

ferm LIVING Image Photos

ferm LIVING

For those that have an enclosed balcony space, you can easily add a delicate touch of greenery. Hailing from our Nordic neighbours, ferm LIVING bring us this minimal yet cosy example of how to decorate a small outdoor space. You can just imagine the same look should a small balcony be decorated in the same way. Using succulents and hardy plants are a great for those who don't have a lot of time for maintenance—but it will mean that their balcony space is always looking lush and green!

4. For the home cook

GRPL [Grapple]:  Balconies, verandas & terraces  by TAPEgear
TAPEgear

GRPL [Grapple]

TAPEgear

There are certain varieties of herbs and plants that thrive in full sun, and if you're limited for space, you need to think up creative ways to grow your kitchen essentials. TAPEgear bring us this clever reused hooks from GRPL. Made from textured bio-plastic combining recycled-plastic, these hooks are both visually pleasing and good for the environment. A win-win situation for all!

5. Hangin' out

Black Cotton Knitted Hammock for One:  Balconies, verandas & terraces  by Emilyhannah Ltd
Emilyhannah Ltd

Black Cotton Knitted Hammock for One

Emilyhannah Ltd

What better way to enjoy the warm weather in solitude than lounging about on a hammock? With a book, cool drink or to just kick back, the selection of hammocks and hanging chairs from Emilyhannah are sure to have you making the most of the warm weather and summer months. The pictured style is suitable for a small balcony and can easily be packed away once the chill sets in once again.

To see more useful outdoor ideas, check out the following ideabook: Innovative small garden design tips.

Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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