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People Are Transforming Their Balconies Into Mini Holiday Havens In Lockdown

People Are Transforming Their Balconies Into Mini Holiday Havens In Lockdown

During lockdown, we're all trying to think a little more creatively about our home space.

Not all of us are lucky enough to have a garden, so many of us are finding inventive ways to use the space we have - even transforming our balconies to create a mini oasis during quarantine.

From small changes like hanging plants, freshly painted window boxes and fairy lights, through to bigger changes like garden furniture and fake turf, there are heaps of ways to show even the tiniest outside space some love.

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A small-scale makeover like a balcony transformation is a great sideline project to take on during lockdown. You'll feel productive, get that warm glow of pride once your balcony's complete - and a new and improved where you can enjoy the fresh air in the process.


TV presenter, curve model and dog mum Fiona Falkiner decided to do just that during lockdown.

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The influencer got her DIY on, sprucing up her balcony during lockdown and transformed her lacklustre concrete balcony with fake turf, rattan furniture and potted plants.

The final result is a leafy haven made for soaking up the sun.

"A little balcony DIY we finished today," said the model, shared her pictures to Instagram. "Trying to make a little green oasis!"

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Meanwhile, Twitter user and budding gardener Hannah Barkhoff used window boxes, potted herbs and chic grey and cream tiling to upgrade her balcony during lockdown.

Now, it's a lush sun trap where she can kick back with Aperol Spritz.

"Never realised how ugly it was before!" she commented. "A gin or two shall be enjoyed on it."

Easy-to-use interlocking decking tiles - which can be purchased online from Ikea - are a great way of upgrading your balcony space.

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Plant lover Melisa gave her apartment balcony an speedy upgrade by laying the cost-effective alternative to traditional decking over dull tiles.

Accessorised with succulents, cheese plants, cacti, all displayed on ladder-style shelving, it looks a treat.

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Luckily, Chris Kumer has already completed this balcony transformation a year ahead of lockdown, but it's still giving us all the inspo.


A once garish yellow space is now a Scandi-style sanctuary with rustic wood cladding, corner seating and rattan accessories. Gorgeous!

The same goes for this balcony makeover, which ditches dated chairs for a stylish outdoor sofa, wooden crates and rattan fencing.


And for a whole heap of balcony inspo in one place, look no further than this collection of snaps by Facebook page and treasure trove of creative DIY inspo, Million Ideas.

From hanging lanterns to cosy rugs and colourful soft furnishings, these are some of the prettiest balconies we've ever laid eyes on.


Happy gardening, people!

Featured Image Credit: Instagram / @FionaFalkiner

Topics: lockdown, Home, Style News, DIY, Life, Coronavirus

Mary-Jane Wiltsher

Mary-Jane Wiltsher is a freelance lifestyle and culture journalist. Elsewhere she writes for Stylist, Euronews, PHOENIX and What We Seee.