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. 

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