The smallest balcony can
be turned into a cozy retreat with imagination, few
potted plants and chairs. Hide the junk behind a
bench, lattice screen or shrubs and choose plants and
accessories that can thrive well for long time and do
not need constant care. Shade plants for balconies
where sunrays hardly reach and accessories that do not
crack or fade in the sunny balconies are not so hard
to find after all. Here are some other tips that you
can use for decorating balcony, patio and deck in your
Divide a large and wide balcony into smaller
areas to add more rooms to your home that you can use as
dining area, private library or a small garden.
Experiment with bold colors here and make it
a family seating area where everybody can have coffee and
gossip for a few minutes every evening.
You can also use balcony or patio as an
ever-ready venue for your fun barbecue parties, turn it into
an exotic garden with big bright flowering plants or install a
small pond or fountain there surrounded by small bonsai
Balconies can become a great place to
meditate and worship in private. You may need to cover it with
bamboo screens however. Try this one out.
A screen of ivy complete with birdhouses and
birdbaths will lend the look of English garden to your
Furniture for balcony can range from a porch
swing to two or three chairs with a coffee table or just a
chaise lounge or a bench with a side table.