TIPS AND TRICKS FOR TOWEL-SIZED BALCONIES
Doesn't work, doesn't exist! Because there is space on the smallest balcony . You just have to know how to make optimal use of the few available square meters .
In this blog post we will tell you the most important tricks you can use to get the most out of your balcony. And then you really have no longer any reason to look longingly at your neighbors' 20 m² sun terrace. Promised!
# 1: FOLD IT AWAY - OUTDOOR FURNITURE THAT FOLDS UP
You have just had breakfast in the sun on your mini balcony and - click, click - you are already lying on your sun lounger and indulging in idleness in your private chill-out zone. You owe so much flexibility to outdoor furniture that can be folded up or compact hammocks and armchairs . They can be set up or hung up in no time when they are needed, and just as quickly dismantled and put away.
Whether robust woods such as teak or acacia, extremely resistant bamboo, galvanized and powder-coated metal or plastic rattan: When buying your balcony furniture, you should definitely pay attention to weatherproof materials and FSC ® -certified woods from sustainable forestry . Then you can enjoy them for a long time - and have a clear conscience.
# 2: CLEVER ALL-ROUNDERS ARE THE SOLUTION TO SPACE PROBLEMS
If you don't have a millimeter of space to waste on your balcony, you can rely on functional furniture . These not only look good, but also surprise in terms of their shape, function and flexibility . The biggest space robbers are definitely the table and parasol. Therefore, it is better to use models that you can attach to the balcony railing. Then there are no annoying table legs or parasol feet in the way. Or opt for semicircular models that only take up half as much space.
All-rounders with multiple functions are also extremely practical. For example a table with an integrated clothesline . To dry the laundry, simply fold the tabletop halves to the side and you can hang up wet laundry. This saves you the hassle of assembling and dismantling a clothes horse and creates space where none is.
Or a bench with an integrated, fold-out table. You decide: breakfast for two or would you rather be together as a group?
# 3: CREATE PRIVACY WITH FLOWERS AND PLANTS
Flowers and plants not only provide the necessary spring or summer feeling on your balcony, but also ensure your privacy. After all, they serve as a privacy screen from nosy neighbors and passers-by.
Instead of filling the floor with large planters, you can also use the balcony railing or, if available, the ceiling. Lush flower boxes for the parapet and hanging pots ensure beautiful, flowery views at all times , without taking away valuable space.
# 4: MORE IS MORE
Once the balcony furniture has been put in the right place, it's time to decorate. With the right decorative accessories, even a small balcony can be comfortably furnished. A little tip for small balconies: A lot helps a lot in this case. So you are welcome to apply a little thicker here.
For example, outdoor carpets in beautiful spring colors and stylish patterns ensure more comfort . High-quality models are usually UV-resistant, so that the colors stay strong for a long time. They are also available in small sizes - perfect for your mini outdoor living room!
Outdoor fairy lights are also great mood makers in the evening . They ensure pleasant lighting and a cozy feel-good atmosphere - and that without taking up a lot of space. Simply wrap around the parasol or the balcony railing and: light on!