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How to turn a city balcony into a countryside veranda: tips and examples


Open balconies and non-glazed verandas usuallyAre not used by their owners during the cold season. However, with the onset of spring, their role in the interior of the apartment may change. Our tips will help turn a balcony into a cozy resting place. For most of the year, open balconies and glass panes are practically useless. They can be used only to store things, and even then only those who are not afraid of dampness and temperature drop. However, with the onset of heat, the functional potential of the external space of your apartment is noticeably increasing. We will show you how to equip an open balcony so you can enjoy spending time with it, enjoying the fresh air and beautiful views (if there is one, of course).


Well, first of all, it's better to enjoy the view while sitting.Therefore, you will need furniture to decorate your balcony. The set of items naturally depends on the size of the balcony itself. However, if we consider that in most cases these sizes are small, it is better to choose compact and, if possible, folding furniture, for example, garden furniture. In winter, it will be more convenient to store it in an apartment. Our opinion: - If there is no storage space for balcony furniture at all, use as tables and chairs what you will not mind throwing away at the end of the season. Boxes, pieces of pallets, car tires are perfect.


It is textile that can make decor not onlyBeautiful, but also comfortable. Pillows, mattresses, mats, preferably bright spring colors, will create a mood and unite the external space of the apartment with interior decoration, which will create a feeling of coziness on the balcony. And without soft warm plaids you can not do until summer comes.


So that while sitting on the balcony you can abstractfrom the bustle of the city and imagine yourself on a cozy country veranda, you need to create decorative landscaping. Everything is simple here: the more flowers and plants, the better. Ideally, they should play the role of a screen that hides you from the prying eyes of passers-by. And if there are just barely enough space on the balcony, ask your imagination for help. To make the green decorations look beautiful and not get in the way, they can be placed on walls, railings, or suspended from the ceiling. Our opinion: - A great idea for landscaping a balcony - artificial turf in rolls. It can be spread out instead of a rug. A few square meters will cost you inexpensively. And given that you will be using this lawn for 4-5 months, you won't even have to take care of it. But if it starts raining, it is better to roll it up and bring it into the apartment.

Modern accessories

Perhaps you do not know, but the designers have createdA number of stylish, compact and very functional accessories for balconies. So, for example, to save space you can use special glass holders and tables with fasteners for handrails. There are even special racks-transformers, which are also attached to the railing and replace the whole set of furniture. And what about the opportunity to fry several pieces of meat or fish on your own balcony with a portable brazier!


To be able to spend time comfortablyOn the balcony not only during the daytime, but also with the onset of darkness, take care of the lighting. Optimum option will be garden lights, recharging from solar energy. They can simply be stuck in pots of flowers. In addition, you can hang a garland on the balcony, which with the help of an extension cord will be connected to a wall outlet. If you prefer candles, then for fire safety it is better to place them in high stable transparent containers or decorative flashlights.