October 14, 2020

12 Cozy Ideas to Make the Most of Your Balcony

A balcony is the ultimate dream for most city dwellers. If you’re one of the lucky ones, it is but natural that you make this extra space extra special. That means putting a little more effort into dressing up this often neglected space so that you can enjoy it in style.

A little attention goes a long way in revamping space. Here are a few ways you can transform your balcony into a favorite hangout spot.

How to Make Your Balcony Cozier

1. Color it green

Fill your balcony with lush plants to create the feel of that backyard. Add some herbs for fragrance and flavorful cooking ingredients.

2. Sitting Pretty

boho balcony

Use your living room design formula on your balcony to ensure a place where you want to spend time. Put on a comfy couch, a table, some pretty lights, and an area rug for a second living room.

3. Put up a small table

Breakfast is best enjoyed in a bright, airy space – like the balcony! All you need for an alfresco breakfast nook is a café table and a chair.

4. Plop down plush pillows

If you feel outdoor furniture is not for you, colorful floor cushions might just do the trick. Just make sure your floppy pillows are weather-resistant, so they last longer.

5. Deck the halls

The typical balcony has a concrete floor devoid of personality. Fortunately, turning a boring slab into a stylish base is easy! Amp up the look of your balcony floor with patterned garden mats, rubber mats or colorful rugs.

6. Light it up

Set the mood for late-night hangouts with some pretty light pendant or sconces. For a romantic atmosphere, light up some large candles. If you are going for the Disney Fairies look, fairy lights can be your alternative to the pixies.

7. Hang in there

hammock on balcony

You may be in the city, but that’s no reason why your balcony can’t make you feel like you’re on vacation. A swing chair or hammock is perfect for laid-back weekends.

8. Built-in the furniture

furniture in balcony

If you worry about high winds knocking your furniture over – or worse, send them flying during a typhoon – you can rest easy with built-in balcony furniture. This maximizes your square footage in the balcony and might even add some storage.

9. Lie down

For lazy days, why not curl up with a book or daydream in the balcony. An outdoor daybed or recliner is all you need to indulge in whimsy reverie.

10. Lead the Ottoman Empire

Opt for an ottoman instead of a coffee table, so it can double as a footrest. You can also use it as a coffee table by adding a serving tray.

11. Go Vertical

plant box in balcony

If space is a premium, use balcony walls to hang up your decor. If you want flowers and plants, stack them and create a vertical garden rather than spreading planters out across the floor.

12. Keep it simple

If your bedroom balcony is narrow, ease up on the furniture and décor that may block the view. Instead, make the balcony the focal point by facing the bed toward it. In this case, a bare balcony is romantic.

Maximize Your Space

With the limitations of the “new normal,” better living requirements are on top of the investment list. These days, balconies provide a much welcome break from being cooped up at home. The Grand Midori Ortigas understands the value of form and function, thus it features efficient space planning on every unit and its entirety. Each unit comes with a balcony and expansive windows so you can enjoy the outdoors without leaving the safety of your home.

The Grand Midori Ortigas is a Zen-inspired sanctuary designed by world-renowned Japanese architecture firm Tange Associates. The Grand Midori Ortigas will feature minimalist interior design and Japanese gardens that will foster relaxation and recreation amidst the hustle and bustle of the city.

Apart from that, Federal Land also offers many RFO and pre-selling condos for sale in the Philippines that are thoughtfully-designed condominiums with curated facilities and amenities. Our projects are located in prime spots with high investment potential in the Philippines. Send us a message to learn more about our projects.

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