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Building a Balcony? Here Are Your Design Options

It’s been a long-time dream of yours to wake up and look out from your elevated balcony. And now that you have the chance to add that extra feature to your home, you want to do things right by choosing the right design elements for your balcony. To make things easier, we rounded up some of your best options:



The railing


Your railing will be the most visible part of your balcony, so it’s only fitting that you find the right design to match the rest of your house and make the balcony as safe as possible, especially if it’s an elevated balcony.


Wrought iron railing is a common choice because of how it gives off that classic look, especially when paired with a wrought iron spiral staircase. This option is perfect if your house has a European or old-world feel.


Glass railing, on the other hand, offers uninterrupted views without compromising safety. It is perfect for modern minimalist homes, but it can also blend well with most home designs.



The décor


Decorating your elevated balcony is an exciting part of this entire process because you have endless options to choose from. One of the most popular décor pegs for balconies its urban charm. Think about a mix of industrial and rustic charm where you can use wrought iron railings and add bistro-style seating for that urban effect. This style is especially perfect if you have brick exterior walls.


A lot of homeowners also love modern design, which is basically keeping things as simple and minimal as possible. Use muted palettes for your theme and dress the space up with pops of color through your outdoor cushions or even some wall décor.


Play with different textures and shapes to give your balcony extra flair. If you’re into Moroccan-themed spaces, you’d love the eclectic design for your balcony. This style is all about using bright colors, unique accessories and gold accents to create a space that makes you feel like you’re on a holiday.



The floors


Aside from your railings, your floor also needs to be chosen well to create the look and feel that you want for this outdoor space. Wood is usually the go-to option for a lot of homeowners because it can match with any theme and essentially easy to maintain.


You can also go for concrete flooring for your elevated balcony and use reactive or nonreactive stain to make it less boring. If you want to get the look for a marbled floor for your balcony, you can use an acid-based reactive stain that will change the color of the concrete to natural earth tones. But if you want a stronger color, you should use nonreactive stains.



The bottom line


The possibilities are endless when it comes to dressing up your balcony. From awnings to lighting, there’s a lot that you can do to create an outdoor space that’s conducive for relaxation and even entertaining. You just have to choose your design elements wisely to achieve a cohesive and structured look for your elevated balcony.


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