Nature can feel far away when you live in the city. Try these tips to make the most of your balcon
– no matter how small – and create your own urban oasis.
Divide a small space
Konstancja and Jurij have made their compact balcony feel bigger and more useful by dividing it into different zones. Relaxed low seating gives them an outdoor living room, with a ‘coffee table’ for drinks and snacks. There’s also a separate dining space for when they have guests over, thanks to a fold-out table and chairs. RUNNEN decking brings the zones together.
“We have to be smart with limited space. Fold-out furniture is
flexible and easy to move around. Using hanging planters
means the balcony feels full of greenery without taking up
Extend your home outside
When Konstancja and Jurij renovated their home, they had to rebuild the crumbling balcony and start afresh. ‘We like to utilise every corner of our home,’ says Jurij. ‘The balcony took a lot of work, but now it’s our favourite place to sit and have our morning coffee in the summer.’
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Interior stylist: Ashlyn Gibson
Photographer: Benjamin Edwards