When it comes to outdoor decor, quite a few of us dream of a spacious outdoor area, equipped with everything you need to fully enjoy sunny days. Unfortunately, however, this dream often ends up fading into reality. Because if you live in the heart of Paris, you probably only have a balcony of a few square meters and a fairly limited budget to transform it into a cozy and pleasant place. To help you live the dream, today we offer you lots of ideas and tips from balcony decor cocooning to copy and adopt in your own outdoor decor.
A soft and very cocooning balcony decoration to spend a beautiful morning outdoors
How to arrange your balcony ?
The design of a balcony is above all a question of needs and configuration of the space. That is to say, before embarking on this adventure, you will need to answer two simple questions. First, what will be the concrete role of the exterior that you plan to develop? Is a breakfast area where you will savor your meal while contemplating the beautiful cityscape. Is it an outdoor resting place where you will spend hours absorbed by your favorite readings, or would you simply like to transform your balcony into a small green paradise, urban jungle style? And second, as great as it is, your landscaping project would be doomed to failure if you did not take into account the peculiarities of the space you have available. So, it matters if you decorate a very small balcony or a larger extension. And then, arranging a very narrow long balcony (as is often the case), that also poses a lot of constraints! Installing a balcony lounge would be almost impossible in this case, but we have a great tip for you! Opt for a simple bench or two minimalist chairs and hang a small table suspended from the railing. Too smart, no ?
How to arrange a balcony in the city? Minimalist decoration seems a good solution
What balcony furniture?
Yes, as we just said, space saving furniture is the number one ally in your balcony design. One or a few seats are a necessity, but their size and character will always depend on the dimensions of the space to be arranged. Among the most popular furniture solutions is the trio of two chairs and a round table which is the perfect breakfast nook for you and your partner. Otherwise, in case you have extra space, don’t hesitate to set up a small living room with a bench seat and a coffee table. And why not make these by yourself by recycling old wooden pallets which will constitute an authentic and unique decorative touch. Finally, for the smallest spaces, a pouffe or cocooning cushion placed on the floor will also do the trick! A soft plaid, a pretty vintage lantern next to it, some exotic plants and you have a Arabian Nights decor.
Balcony decoration idea in a bohemian country style and above all very cozy with pallet balcony furniture
How to flower your balcony ?
Gardening enthusiasts will not hesitate to transform their balconies into a mini exhibition room for their most beautiful plants. For their part, these will take advantage of the favorable conditions to “don” their best clothes. The installation of a few flower boxes hanging from the railing is undoubtedly the most classic solution. But since the trend is towards exotic plants including succulents and cacti, we will see a lot of balcony gardens made up of this type of plants. And in quite a few cases, they coexist with oriental decorative elements to create a tropical reverie in a bohemian chic style. Finally, don’t forget that arranging the plants on the ground is far from the only solution! Take advantage of the vertical by creating an exterior green wall or store your plants on a beautiful shelf.
Example of bohemian style balcony decoration invaded by exotic plants
What a breeze for my balcony ?
And since the question of how to maintain our privacy is on the minds of many of us, know that these same plants represent a superb way to remedy it in an elegant way. Otherwise, you could also opt for an artificial hedge, wooden slats, a plant screen or a beautiful canisse to protect yourself against the prying eyes of neighbors. The latter exists in two main versions with very aesthetic and natural rendering that are the wicker canisse and the bamboo one..
Bamboo privacy screen to preserve the privacy of this very exotic little hippie balcony
Decorative elements to cocoon more
Heaps of cushions, cozy Scandinavian-style throws, outdoor light garland, candle lanterns, all these little details add to the cozy character of the exterior. On the furniture side, we could still think of installing a swing or hanging chair – an extra cocooning seat. The same goes for the hammock which is another must-have for hygge style decor. Finally, a nice carpet on the floor will have the same personalizing and cocooning effect, especially if it is also imbued with the Berber spirit.
The hanging chair – a piece of cocoon furniture par excellence
A very romantic balcony decoration to spend a pleasant evening in the open air – the perfect outdoor resting area
Furnish your balcony in the style of a thousand and one nights – here are the elements to achieve a bohemian decor
The jungle decor in all its splendor! A nice getaway from everyday life
Small all-wooden balcony furnished according to hygge aesthetic rules
And here is how to arrange a flowered and very romantic long balcony
Arrangement of a small narrow balcony to create a mini outdoor living room that is too pleasant
Monochrome balcony decoration with green touches
The outdoor light garland to introduce the cozy spirit to the balcony
Practical space-saving technique with a very nice rendering – hang the flower boxes on the railing
Superb Mediterranean balcony decoration in white with reclaimed accent introduced by the charming little table in reel
Several small details that could transform your balcony into a cozy little nest
Large balcony to enjoy beautiful summer evenings
And if you want to declutter the ground, the vertical pallet garden is a great solution.
Narrow but very warm balcony layout with bohemian touches
A very nice idea for an exotic terrace or balcony decoration
The outdoor hammock to spend beautiful moments of laziness outside
Decoration of apartment balcony illuminated by multiple lights … the dream !
All-wood balcony lounge with sitting area and dining area