The best thing about summer is eating outside. I love to have breakfast on my balcony. This year I decided to have a small balcony makeover. I’ve been living in my home for 12 years now, and figured it was time for a change of atmosphere outside. I wanted to extend my living space to my balcony and make it more comfortable for lounging and eating.
First I started creating a moodboard on Pinterest with examples of balconies that I liked. The pictures inspired me to look for a bench that would fit horizontally so I could create a small lounge corner, and to use more colour, texture and pattern with a rug and pillows. It’s the perfect nook to curl up with a magazine and a warm throw in the evenings. You can get an array of colours and patterns of the synthetic fiber rug at Hema or Loods 5
A white serving tray on a stool serves as a table. I’ve added votives for tea lights so I can also sit outside during twilight.
I painted a few of my pots white to pull it all together and create a coherent colour scheme.
I also painted an old crate white and used it as a platform to diversify in heights.
I just love to grow my own vegetables and herbs to cook with. By grouping my herbs together I create rest. The ceramic plant markers I bought last year (read about them here) are functional and aesthetic.