What could be better than a room with a view? Well, perhaps a balcony with a view! Balconies really are the dream. I’m very blessed to have a terrace outside my lounge but I haven’t really made the most of it. Today I thought I would peruse the internet in search of inspiration. What can be achieved with such little space never fails to inspire, vertical gardens, colourful rugs and well placed cushions all accumulate to create a little haven in which to view the world.
This little space has been well maximised, hanging herbs, a corner table and a something soft under foot with a grey rug. Making the most of available space.
An interesting shaped balcony here romantically finished off with waterside view, wrought iron and peppered pink flowers.
Up in the rooftops, a built in seat provides a cosy nook to admire the view.
Such stunning architecture, on my travels in Paris, Barcelona and Prague I have seen the most beautiful Art Nouveau buildings, often with balconies to die for.
This modern balcony uses vertical planting to great effect, I’m fond of those wire chairs too.
What a joyful mix of spring colours!
Such an idyllic setting, the blue and white cushions mirroring the view.
What a difference a rug can make, colour even on a grey day.
Climbing greenery adds vertical interest to this comfortable space
A line of light highlights the edge, looking oh so sophisticated in the fading light.
A little bohemian oasis complete with hanging wicker chair.
A place to kick back and relax, casual planting and slouchy blankets.
That cat’s got the right idea! Simple sun lounger made from wooden palettes, purrrfect. (I couldn’t resist)
A balcony made for two, a real sun trap with built in wooden seating and lovely views.
That view conjures up sun-kissed holidays, a glass of red wine and breath-taking sunsets.
Here we have an enclosed area brought to life by a living green wall.
Smart storage, a wooden shelf and hanging herb garden make the most of limited space.
Pretty idyllic right? You can just imagine a family gathering, filled with life and love – and that view!
Bringing nature to an urban landscape, this balcony is brimming with life.
This double balcony would be perfect for two star-crossed lovers.
A real Moorish vibe here, lovely natural, earthy textiles against crisp white plaster.
What a pretty spot to spend an evening, the thoughtful planting adds height, colour and interest to a linear space.
Let’s finish with a view, after all that’s what really makes a balcony. I could sit here very happily with a morning coffee and while away the day.