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Balcony Ideas and Designs

Gallions Point Apartment
Gallions Point Apartment
Studio Morton
Small contemporary metal railing balcony in London with no cover.
Rangwali Balcony
Rangwali Balcony
Farrow & Ball
This modern outdoor space, with its pop of vibrant Rangwali, is the perfect antidote to grey skies. But you don’t need a balcony to capture the spirit of this scheme in your own home – the inside of an arbour, the side of a shed, and even garden furniture and plant pots can be brought up to date with bold hues.
Powis Square
Powis Square
Martina Oh photography
Martina Oh
Scandi balcony in London with no cover.
Lighting Design at Rawling Street
Lighting Design at Rawling Street
Light House Designs Ltd
Small courtyards and outdoor spaces can be just as homely as large gardens and should be seen as an extension of the interior. By picking out the planting with a couple of spiked garden lights and highlighting the brick wall texture with wall downlights, you can draw focus to the elements you want to see. Photo Credits: Tom St Aubyn
Stownes - Balcony
Stownes - Balcony
Oliver Grahame Photography
Inspiration for a medium sized country balcony in Gloucestershire with a potted garden.
Aspen Villa
Aspen Villa
MR Architects
Design ideas for a modern balcony in London.
Highgate Rooftop Apartments
Highgate Rooftop Apartments
Douglas and King Architects
Inspiration for a contemporary balcony in London.
Onslow Gardens
Onslow Gardens
Humble Spy Photography Ltd
Inspiration for a traditional balcony in London.
Residence
Residence
Anagram Architects
Inspiration for a contemporary balcony in Delhi.
Parshwa Luxuria
Parshwa Luxuria
Inclined Studio
inclined studio
This is an example of a modern balcony in Ahmedabad.
Contemporary Balcony
Contemporary Balcony
Design ideas for a small contemporary balcony in Toronto.
Montana Modern
Montana Modern
James McNeal Architecture and Design
This is an example of a wire cable railing balcony in Minneapolis with a fire feature and a roof extension.
Inspiration
Inspiration
MIG Design
This is an example of a medium sized scandinavian private balcony in Stockholm with a roof extension.
Melbourne shoot #12
Melbourne shoot #12
Kate Hansen Photography
Small urban balcony in Melbourne with a living wall and a roof extension.
escalier.C
escalier.C
Atelier FAVORI
Design ideas for a classic metal railing balcony in Tokyo Suburbs with no cover.
The Aurora : 2019 Clark County Parade of Homes : Blended Indoor-Outdoor Living
The Aurora : 2019 Clark County Parade of Homes : Blended Indoor-Outdoor Living
Cascade West Development
Inspired by the majesty of the Northern Lights and this family's everlasting love for Disney, this home plays host to enlighteningly open vistas and playful activity. Like its namesake, the beloved Sleeping Beauty, this home embodies family, fantasy and adventure in their truest form. Visions are seldom what they seem, but this home did begin 'Once Upon a Dream'. Welcome, to The Aurora.
The City Salad Box
The City Salad Box
Eden Condensed
City Salad box with flowers and vegetables on a high rise balcony.
This is an example of a small contemporary balcony in Los Angeles with no cover.
Houzz Tours Myhouseins
Houzz Tours Myhouseins
Mia Mortensen Photography
Mia Mortensen © Houzz 2016
Design ideas for an eclectic balcony in Wiltshire with a potted garden and no cover.

How do I make the most of my balcony?


A balcony can be the smallest of the terraces and outdoor spaces, but, unless you have a juliet balcony, you’ll still be able to make the most of it with a few design touches, here and there.

If you like to throw open your balcony doors and let the light and air flow in, you could think about extending your room out onto the balcony with balcony furniture that matches the interiors or colours of your room. Smart furniture, neat balcony planters and coffee tables will make you feel like you’ve brought the indoors outdoors.

If you have a glass balcony or a balcony with rails that looks out over a street or nearby neighbours, then you may want to shield your balcony terrace from prying eyes. It’s a shame to block out the edges of a balcony completely, so consider potted plants or high balcony planters to act as a shield. The leaves and flowers of your plants will obscure the view onto your balcony but still let in light and air.

For small balconies, look for slim furniture, such as slim console tables, benches and shelves so you can still display ornaments, plants and knick knacks but without cluttering the space too much.

Whether you want inspiration for planning a balcony renovation or are building a designer balcony from scratch, Houzz has 31,356 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Kate Hansen Photography and Studio Morton. Look through balcony photos in different colours and styles and when you find a balcony design that inspires you, save it to an Ideabook or contact the Pro who made it happen to see what kind of design ideas they have for your home. Explore the beautiful balcony ideas photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.
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