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Balcony Ideas and Designs

Mayfair Penthouse
Mayfair Penthouse
Maurizio Pellizzoni Ltd
Inspiration for a small contemporary balcony in London with a potted garden and no cover.
Onslow Gardens
Onslow Gardens
Humble Spy Photography Ltd
Inspiration for a traditional balcony in London.
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.
Highgate Rooftop Apartments
Highgate Rooftop Apartments
Douglas and King Architects
Inspiration for a contemporary balcony in London.
Stainless Steel Post Glass Balustrades
Stainless Steel Post Glass Balustrades
Bespoke Frameless Glass ltd
Side mounted stainless steel posts and handrail complete with clear safety glass to finish off this lovely balcony with stunning views
Design ideas for a contemporary mixed railing balcony in Other 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
Gallions Point Apartment
Gallions Point Apartment
Studio Morton
Small contemporary metal railing balcony in London with no cover.
Stownes - Balcony
Stownes - Balcony
Oliver Grahame Photography
Inspiration for a medium sized country balcony in Gloucestershire with a potted garden.
Waterloo New Build
Waterloo New Build
Kia Designs
Anna Stathaki
Inspiration for a medium sized contemporary balcony in London with a roof extension.
Powis Square
Powis Square
Martina Oh photography
Martina Oh
Scandi balcony in London with no cover.
Laguna Beach - Temple Hills
Laguna Beach - Temple Hills
Corbin Reeves Construction
Photo of a medium sized modern glass railing balcony in Orange County with no cover.
House Of Hidden Doors
House Of Hidden Doors
Studio Lagom
Inspiration for an urban metal railing balcony in Other with a pergola.
The Lodge | East Devon
The Lodge | East Devon
In Ex Design
Photo of a medium sized contemporary glass railing balcony in Devon with no cover.
Parshwa Luxuria
Parshwa Luxuria
Inclined Studio
inclined studio
This is an example of a modern balcony in Ahmedabad.
Terrace Balcony Garden
Terrace Balcony Garden
MyCloudforest
This is an example of a world-inspired balcony in Bengaluru.
California Coastal, Mid-Century Modern Home Build in Laguna
California Coastal, Mid-Century Modern Home Build in Laguna
Corbin Reeves Construction
Medium sized coastal mixed railing balcony in Orange County with no cover.
Jungle House
Jungle House
Accoya Wood
Accoya was used for all the superior decking and facades throughout the ‘Jungle House’ on Guarujá Beach. Accoya wood was also used for some of the interior paneling and room furniture as well as for unique MUXARABI joineries. This is a special type of joinery used by architects to enhance the aestetic design of a project as the joinery acts as a light filter providing varying projections of light throughout the day. The architect chose not to apply any colour, leaving Accoya in its natural grey state therefore complimenting the beautiful surroundings of the project. Accoya was also chosen due to its incredible durability to withstand Brazil’s intense heat and humidity. Credits as follows: Architectural Project – Studio mk27 (marcio kogan + samanta cafardo), Interior design – studio mk27 (márcio kogan + diana radomysler), Photos – fernando guerra (Photographer).
Lythrum Way
Lythrum Way
David Charlez Designs
This is an example of a contemporary balcony in Minneapolis.

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 30,835 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including MyCloudforest and Kia Designs. 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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