THE BALCONY offers the homeowner a view of the surroundings. It connects inside the space of the house with the outside world. This is where we usually spend our free time to relax and enjoy our coffee or tea. However, many homeowners choose to cover their balcony for privacy.
Privacy lets us create boundaries and protect ourselves from unwarranted interference in our lives. It also allows one to think and act without influence or control by others. The flipside is, some homeowners cover their balcony and overdo it. Well, it doesn’t have to be that way.
With creativity and crafty splurging, you too can enjoy a special outdoor space and ultimate in balcony privacy. Here are a few ways to build yourself an ultimate in balcony privacy.
USE SPACE-SAVING FURNITURE
You don't need to have an expansive balcony to put it to good use. Even if you are living in a space-limited apartment, you can upgrade your balcony in an easy hack—just opt for space-saving furniture such as a rugged wood bench or a slim bench. It'll take up less space but can be just as cozy with an extra pillow and potted plant on the side.
If you want to have your coffee or tea, you may choose to have a table and chair that folds up easily, so you can store it inside if necessary. Likewise, it will be easy to set- up once you have an unexpected guest.
BRING IN GREENERY
There are a lot of articles about the plant-covered balconies. Besides it being pretty, it pumps needed oxygen into the polluted city. Besides, busting out jungle cover may allow you to even buffer some noise around you as a bonus. Unfortunately, having a lot of plants on your balcony does require upkeep, as a watering can be problematic especially if you are living in a high-rise apartment.
So, if your watering source isn’t at proximity, or if gardening isn’t your strong suit, opt for faux jungle cover instead. Get creative with artificial greenery. There are various lifelike plants that you can choose from. As a starter, you can try the Hanging White Rose Stem that will surely add a relaxing vibe in your balcony.
ADDING PRIVACY PARTITIONS
A room divider can also create a nice illusion of privacy if you share the space with a neighbor. You can set up a portable hedge just like what commercial buildings do. Said portable hedges can usually be seen in modern café being used as barriers or blocking off areas with stunning, portable lightweight material.
Artificial and portable hedges come in so many shapes, sizes, and designs. There are various hedges to choose from:
You can also mix and match according to your taste and the aura of your balcony.
SWITCH TO FLOOR PILLOWS AND PATTERNED RUG
It is usual to spice up your balcony by adding a small table, so you can enjoy your morning coffee or late-night tea. Well, honestly, you can ditch those, switch to Floor pillows!
There's no need to invest in outdoor furniture—especially if you're just renting. Get some colorful and comfortable floor pillows that can-do double duty inside.
Amplify the look of your balcony with a patterned rug or runner. Be sure to choose one that will stand up to the elements of your home. This kind of style is perfect for you ‘Netflix and Chill’ nights with your friends and family.
Lastly, give yourself plenty of light for late-night hangouts by installing an outdoor pendant or sconces. If you're renting, go for string lights or outdoor lanterns. This will give you a relaxing vibe. Your neighbors will surely envy the look of your balcony.
MAXIMIZE YOUR WALL SPACE
You can maximize your wall space by Installation of Vertical Garden which is more popular nowadays.
For first-timers, you can try the basic entry-level products from this green wall range (insert link) such as Green Sensational Artificial Panel, then more intricate panels like Platinum Faux Garden or Eden Vertical garden, and then add some high-grade products like signature Vertical Plant Disks, Plant Stems, and Garlands.
More and more homeowners and establishments are switching to vertical gardens. This is the right time for you to try it. Contact your green provider now.
There’s so much you can do to personalize your balcony. Feel free to explore your creative solutions, inspired by these ideas. Walkthrough apartment-dense neighborhoods and look at how others achieve privacy on their decks.
If you have other designs in your mind, share it with us!