In a modern apartment, a balcony is an additional area that is used differently. You can still find balconies that store old unwanted items, seasonal belongings (sleds, bicycles) and other “treasures” for which there was no place in the apartment.
But more and more often comes the understanding that you can dispose of a balcony differently: organize a cozy recreation area on it, equip a corner for creative work, set up a workshop or define it for some other functional purpose.
Furniture design for balcony and loggia
Arrangement of any balcony is associated with the task of selecting furniture. Open balcony or loggia suggest their operation only in the warm season. On such balconies, a rest corner can be equipped with success, respectively, furniture is selected so that it will comfortably spend time on it over a cup of coffee, a glass of wine and sincere communication.
A set of furniture for relaxing in an open space, as a rule, includes a table and chairs or chairs. When choosing furniture should be borne in mind that it must withstand the sun’s rays and precipitation, wind and temperature changes. Suitable from this point of view is furniture made of plastic, aluminum and wrought metal, wicker furniture. Furniture made of these materials is easy to clean, does not require special care, it is often folding. In the winter it is folded and stored at home.
Depending on the size of the balcony, a set of furniture can be represented by different items. So, on the balcony or loggia, you can place comfortable loungers, benches or small sofas. The shelves, suspended or attached to the wall, will serve for placing flowers or decorative decorations on them. On the loggia, you can install a metal rack or elegant corner shelves.
The glazed loggia or balcony has much more possibilities for arranging. Furniture is selected depending on the functional purpose of this part of the apartment. The balcony can be used to store blanks, household items, dishes, any seasonal items. For these purposes, suitable closed cabinet with shelves and drawers.
The built-in wardrobe, including the wardrobe, will allow saving the area of the loggia, and it can be made from chipboard, wood or metal-plastic structures. The product of these materials is durable and resistant to the influence of the external environment.
On the glazed loggia you can place a study. A computer table and an ergonomic chair are installed for its organization. The best way to take into account the size of the balcony and the wishes of the owner can be in the manufacture of a table to order. Corner for work is complemented by open or closed shelves on which it is convenient to place the items necessary for work. If dimensions allow, it is advisable to install a treadmill on the balcony, which makes it possible to combine sitting work with physical exertion in the fresh air.
In the fresh air can be arranged and a bed. To do this, install a chair-bed or a bed transformer on the balcony, which is retracted in the closet during the daytime. However, it should be noted that such use of the balcony is suitable for the warm season and therefore is not popular.
The device of a recreation area on the glazed balcony can be considered as the creation of a mini-living room. Interior decoration balcony depends on its size. It is logical to install an angular sofa, a small table and ottomans on small loggias. And hinged shelves with flowers will create an atmosphere of comfort. Spacious balconies allow you to place on them a table, lounge chairs, a sofa, cabinets.
Glazed balconies and loggias are decorated in any style, continuing the overall design of the apartment. The main components of the loft style are brick walls, stylish furniture, rugs. Country style is characterized by pastel colors, old or artificially aged furniture, candlesticks, and vases of flowers. Oriental style is represented by comfortable low seats with pads, decorated with oriental patterns, products made of wood, bamboo and stone.
Furniture for a balcony from IKEA
Equipping your balcony in accordance with the chosen functional purpose, it is not necessary to spend money on expensive furniture. Many items (tables, cabinets and even small sofas) can be made with your own hands.
IKEA furniture is very well thought out, making the most use of every centimeter of space. This world-renowned company pays a lot of attention to the practicality and functionality of furniture for small areas. In the shops IKEA you can find exactly the version of the table that fits your balcony.
It is very convenient to sit on the chairs and chairs of IKEA, and if desired, they can be turned into upholstered furniture, using special IKEA pillows. Most models and tables and chairs are made collapsible, they are easy to clean and convenient to store in the folded state at home until the next warm season. IKEA furniture is made of safe and durable materials: wood, metal, plastic.
IKEA also presents a lot of different in size and design models of cabinets for balconies and loggias. Sliding wardrobes, hinged and built-in wardrobes are offered. The convenient and compact option is the case with rolling shutters. When opening such a cabinet does not require free space and at the same time provides access to all shelves and drawers.
A distinctive feature of IKEA products is high quality, the use of environmentally safe and durable materials, ease of assembly.
Rattan on the balconies
In recent years wicker furniture is gaining more and more popularity. One of the main materials for the manufacture of such furniture is rattan. Rattan is a vine growing in the subtropics. Rattan products are very durable and durable, their color varies from brown to honey.
The main advantage of rattan furniture is the ease, variety and uniqueness of the models, and its resistance to temperature changes, moisture, exposure to sunlight makes it indispensable for equipping balconies and loggias.
Natural rattan furniture is quite expensive; a compromise option is artificial rattan furniture. Artificial rattan completely imitates the natural counterpart, retains all of its advantages, requires minimal care, is environmentally safe and is distinguished by increased strength.
Tables, chairs, bedside tables, small artificial rattan sofas create a unique interior balcony.