How to Decorate your Balcony for Relaxation

Convert your balcony into your own piece of paradise! Decorate your balcony for relaxation and rest and make this area of your home a place where you can escape life and disconnect.
How to Decorate your Balcony for Relaxation

Last update: 23 February, 2022

Are you thinking about converting your balcony into a more relaxing space? Oftentimes, we neglect this area of our homes and don’t value how useful it can be. If you decorate your balcony for relaxation you’ll make it an ideal resting place and completely revive this space. Doing this will also give you a place to disconnect and unwind.

It seems as though interior design mainly focuses on the rooms inside of the home. But, we shouldn’t limit ourselves to this way of thinking. The home starts from the outside.

If you’re thinking about making this shift, keep reading. We’ll give you some tips on how you can decorate your balcony and how you can make it attractive and unique. Learn how to exploit its use by keeping the ideas of rest and relaxation in mind.

Why decorate your balcony?

A balcony can have a ton of different uses. It’s true that during the colder months, the weather doesn’t really allow us to use the balcony much. However, in the spring, summer, and fall it can become one of the most used spaces at home.

The fact that you don’t use your balcony in the winter months doesn’t mean that you should neglect its decoration entirely. Actually, everybody outside can see your balcony, it’s visible to everybody and it’s their first impression of your home. 

balcony with garden

The result of your decoration can be really interesting. It should be a teaser to what your guests will see inside of your home. We should also add that you’ll want to make it an area suited for your needs, and not just decorate it to impress people.

Furniture to decorate your balcony for relaxation

Firstly, keep in mind your balcony’s dimensions. It may be large or small and the type of furniture you choose will depend on how much space you have. If you have a large space, you can decorate your balcony in the following ways:

  • A table and chairs for celebrations, lunches, dinner, or any other activity. These pieces of furniture can become functional and also contribute to the space aesthetically.
  • Deckchairs or hammocks. For greater relaxation, this type of seating allows our legs to stretch and they serve us well, in a variety of ways.
  • Coffee table. You can’t leave out a small table to place magazines, decorative elements, or use it simply as a place to place a drink.
  • Plants and flowers are best placed next to the balcony’s railing or hung on the wall. You should avoid placing them in areas of passage.
  • Light. You should use light so that it’s tenuous and indirect. Remember, you’re going for a relaxed and comfortable environment, and low lights will achieve just that. White and direct lights cause restlessness, tension, and make it difficult to relax.
  • Strings of lights and lanterns. Anything that contributes to a sense of Zen and rest is very fitting for this environment. These small lights don’t provide functional lighting, rather they’re for aesthetic purposes.

Bring nature to your balcony

Another way to decorate your balcony for relaxation is to bring nature to the space. But how can you do this? It’s a lot easier than you might think!

Zen gardens are small artificial and natural resources that simulate a space of nature to fulfill two functions: decorate and acclimate. These gardens don’t have to occupy a large space.

It’s possible to create a small area with a fountain that allows you to hear the sound of falling water. This sound relaxes and maintains a sense of well-being.

There are different models and you can plug them in when you want to use them. Some even include lights and other features.

zen garden

Other ways to decorate your balcony for relaxation

If you want to add decorative objects, you can choose from a large variety so that you can really personalize the space to your tastes. We’ll list some examples below.

  • Decorative tiles. Use different tiles or ones with fun colors or tiles with images that reflect your personality.
  • Dishes. This is a typical resource on balconies that you can hang on walls.
  • Sculptures. You can place these in the corner of your balcony, but don’t use too many otherwise you’ll overload your space.
  • Photographs. You can hang them on the wall or place frames on a table.

The main objective is to make your balcony a place where you can rest and relax. You’re looking to create a pleasant atmosphere where you can sit and relax when you get home from work and disconnect from whatever stress you’re dealing with.

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