5 Cosy Balcony Ideas to Prepare for the Cold Weather

Are you excited for the season to change? Sometimes there’s nothing better than having a cosy and aesthetic place to stay when the weather is not so lovely outside, which is why the balcony is the perfect place for a remake. If you neglected it and now it acts as a space for unwanted things in your house that you don’t want to throw, it’s time to get your Pinterest account and look for transformations that you can make with few resources. You don’t need to invest a lot in this project, but if you wish for the balcony to be your meditation space, it’s best to do some research. Let’s see what we can do!

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Repaint the walls 

Although white walls are fine for balconies, you should consider other colours for a more sheer vibe for your patio, like citron, which is a buttery tone of yellow, so it won’t distract your eyes because it’s a calming and cheerful colour. You can try shades of green since they’re pretty adaptable, and you can find an array of undertones. The best type of paint for a balcony is Epoxy-based paint which is more stain-resistant and durable. 

Or, if you want a more colourful alternative, you can look for wallpapers that you can stick to the walls. Wallpapers are easier to install and cheaper, so, depending on your budget, you have many choices regarding the walls’ decorations. 

On the other hand, if you wish to close your balcony and construct the walls from scratch, here are some ideas:

  • Concrete style walls 
  • Walls made up of dark wood
  • Rustic and unpolished walls 
  • Textured walls with bricks 

Install proper seating 

If your balcony isn’t covered, this idea might be optional because, along with the seasonal change, the rain and snow can ruin the bench, seats or whatever you plan to place there. Although you can find a solution for this, too, it may be better to invest in a ceiling. If your balcony is closed, you have plenty of choices to make regarding furniture. 

You want to make it as comfortable as possible, so look for outdoor sofas and lounges (depending on available space). You can even have a small table for when you want to have a snack with your friends. Why not install a hammock and add a faux fur throw. You’ll have a quiet and pleasant place to nap or unwind, which is a great idea. 

For a smaller balcony, you can make the most out of your space with smart choices regarding furniture and have:

  • Shelving units that are installed on the walls
  • Stackable stools that double as side tables
  • Cushions that turn a side unit into a bench 
  • Tables that you can extend and put back into place

Decorate your balcony 

Now that we have the room ready, it’s time to decorate it with:

  • Plenty of pillows and cushions
  • Unique-looking rugs 
  • Throws to have when it gets chilly
  • Coloured lights to make the balcony more welcoming
  • Storage products (like a tray)

You can even go to a vintage store and purchase classic decor items. Anything works, so just take the things that get your attention and are most colourful. There’s no space for minimalism in a cosy balcony, so don’t worry about overfilling it because it adds to the charm and will be a pleasant place for you to enjoy being in. 

Although it’s best to use your space resourcefully, so you can organise your things without creating a mess, you can add features like hanging decorations – just make sure you keep the place neat whenever possible because otherwise, it can transform into clutter. 

Add plants and flowers 

The ultimate decoration you can add to your balcony is plenty of lush plants. It would be best to get low-maintenance plants that can face the cold weather, so getting a lot of balcony planters is one idea. Transform the room into the perfect place for meditation and good energy by having some plants like:

  • Aloe vera which needs to be watered only when the soil is dry
  • Devil’s ivy – to be kept away from sunlight and watered once a week
  • Spider plants that don’t need water in the winter
  • Basil which needs minimum watering and sunlight
  • Jade plants – don’t need any sunlight or water and can survive in any type of soil
  • Desert roses are easy to maintain and look fabulous in pairs or bunches

If you’re looking for sustainable and good-looking flowerpots, elho provides an array of designs suitable for your new indoor flowers, as well as for outdoor plants. Changing your pots doesn’t have to be done often because plants might need repotting only once a year, but you can place your plants into bigger pots for aesthetics. 

Choose weather-resistant flooring 

If your balcony happens to be open, it’s essential to invest in high-quality flooring to withstand any weather and still look good. For example, you can have:

  • Interlocking deck tiles to contribute to the woody design of your balcony
  • Matte finish porcelain and ceramic are also great
  • Natural stone flooring and terracotta tiles
  • Add a patch of faux grass if you want to match the multitude of flowers and plants

However if your balcony can be closed, you may choose whatever you like, but a non-slip version of ceramic tiles would be the best choice. And don’t forget about rugs since they’re also a part of the design. Natural fibre ones (bamboo, hemp, seagrass) are not only durable and resistant to mould and mildew, but they’re also sustainable. 

How about you?

What are your thoughts about decorating your balcony? Is it a good place for decorating, or would you prefer to store your things there? If you decide to give your patio a fresh start, know there are no limits to what you can do, so get your Pinterest boards in place!

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