People Are Transforming Their Balconies Into Mini Holiday Havens In Lockdown
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.
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.
View this post on InstagramA little balcony DIY we finished today. Trying to make a little green oasis! #stayhome :v::seedling:
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TV presenter, curve model and dog mum Fiona Falkiner decided to do just that during lockdown.
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!"
Balcony transformation :hatched_chick::herb: pic.twitter.com/KdLFwG3pRf
- Hannah Barkhoff (@HannahBarkhoff) April 11, 2020
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.
View this post on InstagramJust got a new balcony through quarantine time :pray::herb: Be fun and be safe at home, guys :heart::muscle: #houseplants #plants #plantsmakepeoplehappy #plantslovelife #plantlover #plantlife #indoorplants #plantphotography #plantsofinstagram #plantlady #plantcollection #plantaddict #plantstagram #balconygarden #apartmentbalcony #balconytransformation
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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.
Luckily, Chris Kumer has already completed this balcony transformation a year ahead of lockdown, but it's still giving us all the inspo.
View this post on InstagramThis before and after Balcony transformation is amazing! Let yourself be inspired and create something great with your space!!! . Photo: @chris_kummer #balcony #balcones #balconydecor #balconytransformation #amazingtransformation #diyhomedecor #hometransformation #architecturaltrends #millionairemindset #inspiredspaces #beforeandafterdesign #arquitecturamoderna #arquitecturacontemporanea #arquitecturaydiseño #diseñoexterior #apartmentliving #apartmentdecor #homesguatemala #bienesraicesguatemala #exteriores #fachadas #naturalelements #naturalezviva #arkminimal #terrazas #mentemillonaria #bohobalcony #bohodesign #bohochic
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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.
View this post on InstagramFinally feeling at home on my balcony. What a transformation this has been: Ditched a stylish outdoor sofa for vintage club chairs. Loving it how the green cushions match the felt carpet against the red fence. That round table just adds to the cozy 70ies camping flair... Let's go bowling! :wink:
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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