Thinking over the style of your apartment, it is worth paying close attention not only to the rooms. The balcony can be the highlight of your home. How often people turn it into a place to store unnecessary things! And by the way, you can create there both an additional room and a place to relax. Moreover, this can be done even in Khrushchev. How to make a nice design for a small balcony? Read about this and much more in our article.
Features and Benefits
Of course, not everyone can boast of a large housing area. Many people still live in a small apartment. Accordingly, the balcony will not be large either. At the same time, there are also advantages:
- Compactness and practicality. On such a balcony, really those things that you need will be placed.
- Stylish design. You can arrange your balcony the way you need it. There are various ideas on how to decorate the space inside. This way you will emphasize your individuality.
- Saving. A small balcony, accordingly, will not require as many materials as an impressive loggia.
Where to start the arrangement
The very first element of arranging a balcony should be an ordinary but thorough cleaning. You will need to free up all the space. It will not be superfluous to check the balcony slab. It is necessary to initially understand in what state it is, and also whether it can be given a load.
You need to start with glazing. You can do this both independently and with the help of qualified specialists. Moreover, if you are not confident in your abilities, then you should not experiment yourself. Better to trust experienced craftsmen. This will save you money, time and nerves. It is better to choose a double-glazed window with a thickness of 32 mm.
If you are not attracted by plastic windows, then you can order wooden frames. This way, you can get a great country style design. It is imperative to discuss the material for insulation with the company. For example, to insulate the walls and ceiling, a waterproofing film and insulation should be laid between the frame and wooden beams. The vapor barrier film will secure everything.
Warm floors can be another option for insulation. Of course, this method is not budgetary and you will have to spend money, but it is faster and more comfortable. Moreover, after completing the entire warming process, you will not feel the difference.
Now you can start creating the design. Most often, modern firms use lining to create a style. It comes in a variety of sizes and colors. This way you will be able to bring your ideas to life.
It's worth noting that not only are rooms in need of transformation often, but so is your balcony. The interesting design of this component of your apartment can transform the balcony so that you simply do not recognize it. The main thing is that you feel comfortable in the room, there is a single style concept. You can come up with everything yourself or resort to expert advice. The main thing is not to forget about a single concept, not to overload the room with unnecessary details.
When implementing your ideas, it is worth remembering about stylistic norms, as well as special rules that will help make the balcony visually larger and more voluminous. So, using a light tone will expand the walls of a narrow balcony. If you want to create a balcony office, then it is better to use calm and restrained tones.
The furniture that you want to put on the balcony will also play an important role. With it, you can focus on the chosen style. In this case, you should be as careful as possible. After all, using bulky furniture, you can ruin everything, overload the composition. Better to adopt wicker chairs or tables. They will give the space airiness and weightlessness.
You should also not abuse the large number of shelves that are located at the top. They will help to reduce the space of the room. Plus, you'll end up putting all your belongings there again. Spots are great for lighting. In general, it is better that minimalism prevails on the balcony. This style has never failed. You can spend time comfortably even if the balcony area is 3 meters.
It would be a great idea to place flowers on the balcony. They will not only organically fit into the style of the room, but will also delight the eye, set you up for good luck and positive. At the same time, even avid gardeners can turn the balcony into a greenhouse. To do this, it is worth agreeing in advance with the company that will make the glazing so that they install a wide window sill and other devices where it will be possible to comfortably place the vegetation. At the same time, do not forget to put blinds so that your flowers feel comfortable and do not get direct sunlight on them.
You can decorate the balcony with plastic and natural stone panels. For this, special finishing materials are sold. They will help you create a creative design, depending on your preference.
Among the various design options for a small balcony, the following can be distinguished:
those who dream of finding an oasis of serenity and tranquility have a great opportunity to create such a place by themselves. For this, a small balcony is suitable. In this case, the main difficulty will be the placement of furniture. But this is not a problem either. You can make beautiful options with your own hands. For example, a comfortable couch for relaxation will perfectly fit into any interior. You can easily and naturally create it yourself.
You only need to lay two sheets of plywood on the posts from the bar. At the same time, calculate the height so that two drawers are located at the end, in which it would be convenient to store the necessary things. Or so that you can put a drawer with a pull-out table. Now you need to put a mattress and pillows on the plywood. So a great place for rest and relaxation is ready. You can also just spread the pillows on the floor. This will fit the oriental style.
If you don't like the ottoman, then you can create a small bench. Make a comfortable reclining seat. It will also serve as a roomy drawer. There you will store all sorts of things. For comfort, the bench can be upholstered with soft material.
To visually expand the space, it is worth using light shades in the decoration. You can revive the composition with colorful bright spots. The side wall can be supplemented with cute photo wallpaper.
A place to have coffee
The balcony can also serve as a place where you can spend time with your loved ones and friends, drink coffee, have breakfast, looking at the mesmerizing view from the window. For this you will need a folding table. You can do it yourself. The main thing is to follow the instructions, do everything according to the drawing. This compact option will appeal to everyone. You will be able to spend time in the evenings in a pleasant company, be charged with positive emotions.
You can also put a small wicker or glass table on the balcony, and place a bench of the same style next to it. This way you can create the right amount of space for a small circle of friends. Now you will have a new stylish place where it will be nice to get together for two or a small company. In this case, you will not feel cramped.
The balcony can be glazed or not. If you choose the latter option, then you can feel like a resident of a southern country. You can have breakfast as if on a veranda, enjoying aromatic tea and coffee.
An excellent option would be to create a kind of mini-cabinet from the balcony. Here you can work at any time. At the same time, extraneous sounds will not interfere with you, which means that the activity will be even more fruitful. Among the advantages are excellent natural lighting. At the same time, it will not be superfluous to install an additional lamp if you work at night. You will feel comfortable and at ease. Organize a table that you like, arrange shelves, place all the necessary accessories.
If you do not want to spend your energy on organizing the creative design of a small balcony, then you can simply turn the room into a convenient storage area. This does not mean that they will be scattered in a chaotic manner. On the contrary, everything will be orderly and stylish. Such a storage area will look neat. So, a wardrobe with comfortable shelves can be built into the side wall. All the necessary items will be placed there. The rest of the space will be free and clean. Here you can play on contrasts or vice versa, arrange everything in a single color. It is advisable to use light shades. They will help to visually expand the area, make the balcony freer.
Thus, we have seen how to make a successful design for a small balcony. Now you know where to start - and this is the most important thing. Choose style, color, design, don't be afraid to experiment. Let your balcony become the place where it will be comfortable and cozy to stay for a long time. Regardless of whether you live in a panel house or a brick house, a small balcony is not a problem, but a source for your inspiration and the realization of your fantasies. May your dreams come true today.