Small Balcony: 7 Tips for a Functional, Beautiful & Organized Balcony

With houses getting smaller and smaller, large open gardens have become a thing of the past. Here are some really cool small balcony inspirations that not only retain the aesthetics of a garden but also create space to sit down and relax. Here we go with ten ways that can help you get the non-messy, organized and beautiful look!

  1. Use a Sleek Bench to Create the Ultimate Sit Out

It’s not always about boring, space occupying chairs. Long sleek sit outs like in this inspiration, can make the perfect space to enjoy an evening with your family and friends.

 

Small Balcony: 7 Tips for a Functional, Beautiful & Organized Balcony
Small Balcony: 7 Tips for a Functional, Beautiful & Organized Balcony

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2. Use Wall Shelves for Planters

If your balcony isn’t sufficient enough to hold pots/plants, wall shelves and floating shelves work very well to hold small pots. That will leave you with ample space on the floor to arrange a sit out.

 

 

Small Balcony: 7 Tips for a Functional, Beautiful & Organized Balcony
Small Balcony: 7 Tips for a Functional, Beautiful & Organized Balcony

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3. Bifurcate the balcony

Separating the areas between plants and the sitting area in a balcony does not have to be a boring bifurcation  . This inspiration is a perfect example where a small balcony can be made to look like a perfect evening sit out with the touch of greenery without occupying too much space.

 

Small Balcony: 7 Tips for a Functional, Beautiful & Organized Balcony
Small Balcony: 7 Tips for a Functional, Beautiful & Organized Balcony

Picture Source: : http://conceptrends.com/2013/12/15/26-ideas-to-decorate-a-small-balcony/

4. Use the Sink Area Creatively

If your balcony has a provision for a washbasin or a sink you don’t have to remove it. You can convert your balcony to a small barbecue area for a little week-end zing. There are plenty of barbecue grills available which are compact for use in small balconies. Floating shelves will give that extra place to hold small seasonal plants.

Small Balcony: 7 Tips for a Functional, Beautiful & Organized Balcony
Small Balcony: 7 Tips for a Functional, Beautiful & Organized Balcony

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5. Try to use folding furniture if your balcony is a really small one

If your balcony is really tiny, you can make use of sleek folding furniture that are easy to use and prevent the hassles of day to day clean-up. Hanging planters can be used to create a minimalist garden look. Balcony grills are a perfect fit for such planters.

 

Small Balcony: 7 Tips for a Functional, Beautiful & Organized Balcony
Small Balcony: 7 Tips for a Functional, Beautiful & Organized Balcony

Picture Source: http://www.minimalisti.com/home-garden-design/05/20-balcony-decoration-ideas.html

6. Recycle your old furniture to create a sit out for your balcony.

A small balcony can be host to recycled furniture. If your furniture is sleek, you can use them to make that little tete-a-tete after a tired day at work!

Small Balcony: 7 Tips for a Functional, Beautiful & Organized Balcony
Small Balcony: 7 Tips for a Functional, Beautiful & Organized Balcony

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7. Minimalistic is the mantra

Filling up a small balcony might call for a lot of maintenance. A minimalistic balcony, as shown In this inspiration can give you that extra storage and a little space for a few plants. A cosy approach can be to enclose it with glass windows that allow all the sunlight to pass and when open some fresh air for your mind and body!

Small Balcony: 7 Tips for a Functional, Beautiful & Organized Balcony
Small Balcony: 7 Tips for a Functional, Beautiful & Organized Balcony

Picture Source: http://homemydesign.com/2014/small-homes-with-big-features-by-ofdesign/small-balcony-garden-ideas/

 

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