The interior of the balcony in the apartment, ideas, design tips, photos and videos

Balcony design

Almost every apartment has a balcony, even a small one. But as practice shows, in most cases it is used as a utility room for old or unnecessary things. In fact, this is a big mistake of the owners, since the balcony can perfectly transform the house, increase the space of the room and even turn into a zone for rest or work. The photo below shows the interior of a balcony in an apartment with a working area.

Having carefully thought out all the details, even the smallest balcony can be turned into a cozy and at the same time useful place where you can not only store blanks for the winter, but also enjoy your vacation at any time of the year.

Cozy sitting area on the balcony

Today, in order to turn a balcony into a functional corner of an apartment, it is not necessary to spend a lot of money and time.

Pop art balcony decoration

Even an inexpensive, but properly designed finish can turn the most ordinary-looking balcony or loggia into a cozy, bright and interesting place. Pay attention to the photo below, where the interior of the balcony in the apartment harmoniously turns into a cozy relaxation area.

white colors when decorating a balcony

Balcony interior: starting to build correctly

All experts strongly recommend starting the design from the window. As many years of practice have shown, it is the high-quality glazing of the balcony that will further determine its role in the room. And this applies not only to the aesthetic side, but also to thermal insulation, without which it will be impossible to live comfortably. You can stop your choice on plastic or wooden windows (

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see comparison here), which will provide a decent level of heat.

budget finishes

budget finishes

In addition, their appearance is very neat and aesthetic. There is also a more economical option for aluminum windows. However, this type of glazing is suitable only for country houses or in places where cold weather is very rare.

Balcony decoration in Art Nouveau style

The most optimal choice would be a metal-plastic window, which stores heat well enough and is suitable for any design solution. Below is a photo - an example where the classic interior of the hall is presented in continuation with a balcony in the apartment, wooden windows are very harmoniously combined with the general design

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Hall interior with balcony

Hall interior with balcony

If you decide to make the balcony a kind of continuation of the living room or hall, then pay attention to the fact that additional costs will be required for floor insulation. If you do not take care of this, then in winter the cold will spread throughout the apartment.

Balcony design option

Balcony design option

It is best to use carpet or laminate for finishing the floor.

In some cases, it is possible to use tiles, but additional covering in the form of a carpet will not be avoided.

Balcony decoration in Art Nouveau style

Balcony in the interior: choosing the right finish

Today, the most popular and, one might say, the ideal option is considered to be finishing the balcony with a wooden clapboard (clapboard) or slats made of the same material. This finish has many positive aspects, therefore it is very popular when repairing balconies.

Why is it advisable to choose lining for a loggia or balcony, as well as wooden slats? This is facilitated by the following material characteristics:

  • wood is an excellent material for heat and sound insulation;
  • this type of material is quite economical financially;
  • there is also an aesthetic side: wood trim will give the house coziness and a unique look.
  • Living room with access to the balcony

    Living room with access to the balcony

    Also, wood trim is perfect for a place where you can relax with a cup of tea or a glass of wine.

    decoration of the balcony with flowers

    decoration of the balcony with flowers

    If you want something more fashionable, then cover the wood paneling with light paint, this will give the interior a Scandinavian style. It is very popular, as it refreshes the room, visually enlarges it and gives it coziness.

    High-tech balcony decoration

    High-tech balcony decoration

    The interior of a small balcony, based on the use of a wooden covering in light shades, will visually increase the room in the apartment, as shown in the photo.

    wood balcony trim

    wood balcony trim

    For lovers of modern classic style, plastic paneling is more suitable. They are made in completely different shades, so such panels can be selected for different colors and tastes.

    High-tech balcony

    High-tech balcony

    Hosts who love minimalist style should pay attention to high-tech interiors.

    Small balcony decoration

    Small balcony decoration

    It is characterized by clean lines and minimal use of details. In this case, plastic panels are also perfect, which have a number of advantages:

    • they are not more expensive than good lining, and in some cases even cheaper;
    • panels of any length and width can be purchased on request;
    • they are moisture resistant, which will avoid the formation of mold and mildew;
    • panels are easy enough to mount.
    • Balcony design in brown tones

      Plastic panels will be an excellent option for those who want to create a classic interior with elements of modern style. And panels with imitation wood are perfect for creating a work area. Such panels will perfectly fit into the interior of a bedroom with a balcony in a small apartment, as in the photo below.

      Small balcony construction

      Balcony interior: budget finishes

      Covering the walls of the balcony with paint or wallpaper is the most budgetary option, but at the same time, not the worst. However, it must be remembered that before carrying out finishing work, the walls of the room must be perfectly flat and smooth, otherwise the paint will not lie well, and the wallpaper will soon begin to peel off.

      Balcony photo

      Covering the walls of the balcony with paint or wallpaper is the most budget option

      If your walls are prepared as necessary, then it will be quite easy to paint or glue the wallpaper.  In addition, some design solutions using a similar finishing method allow the room to be made bright and fashionable. The advantage of this finish is that you can paint or glue the wallpaper yourself, which will save your budget. Pay attention to the photo where the interior of the balcony in the apartment is made by hand, the walls are covered with wallpaper and painted with water-based paint.

      Balcony design in Art Nouveau style

      Balcony design in Art Nouveau style

      So, painting the walls in a light tone will allow the balcony to give a Provencal style or fusion. Do not forget that correctly selected furniture will help to fully implement the desired design idea in the room. Please note that the walls are just a background, it is the furniture and small details that will help create a full-fledged interesting picture. The interior design of a balcony in any apartment should begin not only with wall decoration, but also with the selection of furniture, for example, as in the photo below.

      painting walls in a light tone

      painting walls in a light tone

      If you decide to turn the balcony into a full-fledged room, to make it a continuation of the hall or living room, then consider some points:

      1. After renovation, the room ceases to be a warehouse for unnecessary or old things. Therefore, in the absence of a storage room, the option where the hall smoothly passes into the balcony is unlikely to suit you;
      2. On such a balcony, the possibility of drying things is excluded, this must also be taken into account.
      3. On the site

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        www.skandiokna.com presents options for modern wooden windows that will make your balcony a comfortable living room. And with the help of sliding panoramic windows, you can visually expand the living space of the room adjacent to the balcony.

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