Homeowners and renters are being offered budget-friendly tips on how to decorate their balconies this summer.
The gardening experts at GardenBuildingsDirect.co.uk have recommended 7 easy ways to create a showstopping balcony for a low price.
Changing the space by adding something as simple as floor pillows or some greenery can elevate a balcony into a place where people can enjoy the sunshine in style.
A spokesman for GardenBuildingsDirect.co.uk said: “As the temperature rises, people are looking to develop their outdoor spaces to enjoy the hot weather with friends and family.
“Adding a flower wall and placing some ivy around the balcony’s ledge can help create a tranquil summer space, without having to splash out on gardening expenses.
“There’s nothing people from the UK love more than the idea of sunbathing abroad on a hotel balcony, and these simple tips can help make your home feel like a Spanish villa at a fraction of the price.”
Here are GardenBuildingsDirect.co.uk’s top tips below:
Go bright with furniture
Using bright tones such as magenta and bright blue can make your balcony beam. This can be achieved through a couple of well-placed pillows. You can even go the extra mile and simply paint any existing outdoor furniture.
Decorate with greenery
An eye-catching summer villa makes us think of white paint and greenery. Use these colours to create a chic space on a balcony, wrapping some ivy around its ledge. Even an artificial palm tree can create an exotic atmosphere.
Bring dining to the balcony
Some indoor dining chairs also work perfectly for outdoor seating. It’s best to buy some weather resistant covers, as they may not be built to be outdoors all the time.
Become an artificial florist
Creating a unique flower garden with artificial petals can turn your balcony into an artistic showcase. Keep it simple with pinks and whites to go for a minimalistic style. These will last for weeks longer than real flowers and are perfect when decorating on a budget.
Check for summer deals on outdoor furniture
As people invest more into their outdoor spaces, retailers often hold special offers on furniture pieces. Nabbing a couple of patio chairs and a table at a discount can make a desirable space affordable.
Go for floor pillows
If you’re tight on space on your balcony, create a little hideaway that’s comfy but stylish. It’s a modern way to hang out with friends. You could even place a speaker in the middle and sunbathe to give the essence of being abroad.
DIY your wooden furniture
If you want to upgrade existing wooden balcony furniture, get out a paint brush to transform its appearance. Clean, sand and prime the wood before freshening up any furniture, otherwise it’ll be left looking blotchy and rough around the edges.