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Balcony Ideas and Designs

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.
Stownes - Balcony
Stownes - Balcony
Oliver Grahame Photography
Inspiration for a medium sized country balcony in Gloucestershire with a potted garden.
Onslow Gardens
Onslow Gardens
Humble Spy Photography Ltd
Inspiration for a traditional balcony in London.
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
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.
Gallions Point Apartment
Gallions Point Apartment
Studio Morton
Small contemporary metal railing balcony in London with no cover.
Highgate Rooftop Apartments
Highgate Rooftop Apartments
Douglas and King Architects
Inspiration for a contemporary balcony in London.
Mayfair Penthouse
Mayfair Penthouse
Maurizio Pellizzoni Ltd
Inspiration for a small contemporary balcony in London with a potted garden and no cover.
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.
Manish Jain Apartment
Manish Jain Apartment
Ricken Desai Photography
Designed by Moriq Interiors
Photo of a world-inspired apartment balcony in Hyderabad.
Kalyan Residence
Kalyan Residence
AP Studioworks
World-inspired balcony in Mumbai.
Parshwa Luxuria
Parshwa Luxuria
Inclined Studio
inclined studio
This is an example of a modern balcony in Ahmedabad.
PUNE RESIDENCE
PUNE RESIDENCE
Eleganti Designs
This is an example of a contemporary balcony in Pune.
Angelo Drive
Angelo Drive
Core Development Group, Inc.
Jim Simmons
Inspiration for a contemporary balcony in Los Angeles.
Willow Glen Residence
Willow Glen Residence
Viscusi Elson Interior Design - Gina Viscusi Elson
This is an example of a medium sized traditional private balcony in San Francisco with a pergola.
Melbourne shoot #12
Melbourne shoot #12
Kate Hansen Photography
Small urban balcony in Melbourne with a living wall and a roof extension.

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 30,826 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Oliver Grahame Photography and Humble Spy Photography Ltd. 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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