5 Budget-Friendly Makeover Ideas for the Small Balcony
In this time of quarantine and stay-at-home orders, we value the time we are able to stay outside. The balcony could be the closest we can have to the ‘outside world.’ If your balcony is a place used as a storage or utility area, then perhaps it’s time for a quick makeover.
The balcony is a good source of fresh air and sunlight, but it is also one of the most unused spaces in the home. To get the most out of your balcony, consider these 5 budget-friendly balcony makeover ideas.
1. Add a vertical garden
Adding a vertical garden is an easy way to bring nature into your home. Embrace your “plantito/plantita” self and decorate your balcony with lush potted plants or probably some herbs and aromatics for your kitchen.
2. Add a cozy seating area
If space permits, consider adding a tiny table and a couple of chairs in your balcony. This can transform your space into a cozy nook where you can enjoy your morning coffee (or wine at nighttime).
3. Get the floor pillows out
Floor cushions can also make a space cozy. It’s a budget-friendly way to deck out your balcony with pops of colors and interesting patterns. They’re easy to wash and maintain too.
4. Install a hammock
Daydream of your beach life, chilling in hammocks while at home. Transform your balcony into your own private reading nook or just a sanctuary to relax in.
5. Switch up the lighting
Lighting can affect the mood of a space. Swapping your boring bulbs to a more dramatic pendant light can give your balcony an instant makeover. A few scented candles and maybe some fairy lights, and you’re all set for a relaxing evening outside.
Lovette Jam is a founding member and blogger of Filipino Homes. She is a freelance digital media professional. With a Masters in Business Management degree and Hubspot certification on Inbound Marketing, she currently works as a social media manager, project manager, and digital consultant.