Balconies are arms that reach out to bring a slice of the sky into a home. They have been an overture to city narratives and popular literature. A balcony tiny or lavish, affords us a little wind below our wings, and makes an abode more coveted.continue reading….

Balconies work as an extension of the room they are attached to. Streaming common elements together create a flow between the indoors and outdoors.

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Photo top left, Photo top right

 

Lightweight movable furniture, a stock up of cushions and accessories help to dress the space by the occasion and to suit the mood and personal style.

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Photos clockwise staring from top left: Bright and comfortable, lightweight minimalistic,  tropical springtime, tiny cozy.

 

Enliven with lighting options while considering the utility of the space. Get a relaxed feel with softer lights or candles. To double up as a study or home office, a focused light like a pendent or a table lamp.

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Photos clockwise starting from top left: charm with candles, bright focused light, utility lamps, indirect recessed mood-lights.

 

Privacy walls can feel constrictive, but they can be used creatively for a unique look and feel. Vertical gardens or planter boxes, are perfect to allow greenery in less space. Shelves or étagères with curios, plants and books add a personalized mien.

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Photos clockwise from top left: étagères for display & storage, warmth with wood cladding, vertical greenery, panache with console tables & shelves.

 

Lack of privacy can be handled just as creatively. Intricate screens or creeper trellis, let in breeze and light and help add coziness to the space.

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Photos clockwise from top left: wood headboards with artwork, ethnic vibes with bamboo mats, modern laser-cut metal screens, all-time favourite creeper trellis.

 

Create a visual delight in your own slice of sky; your balcony. Customise it with themes and  get access to options available online or offline.

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Mood-board author’s own: Bohemian chic (all from Pepperfry); 1.one seater sofa, 2.planter shelf, 3.decorative mirror, 4.pendant light, 5.planter.
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Mood-board author’s own: Eclectic (all from Fabfurnish); 1.coffee table, 2.all season chairs, 3.console table, 4.embellished mirror, 5.elephant planter, 6.metal decor, 7.large planter, 8.pendant light, 9.bird house.
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Mood-board author’s own: Minimalist Serene; 1.outdoor seating, 2.metal étagère/book-case, 3, 4, 5. planters , 6.kilim cushion, 7.rug, 8.floor lamp, 9.candle holder.

 

In the words of Photographer and author of the book ‘Beyond Bombay Balconies’Ayesha Taleyarkhan, “It’s (balcony) a place close to the heart, a free-for-all space that can be whatever you want it to be.”

Feature picture: LAST LEMON
(All pictures have been either credited to the source / photographer or linked to the original site from which they were taken)
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