Balcony furniture

Features and Benefits

Installing furniture on the balcony is a great way to functionally occupy its space. Such a room can become not a storage room for storing unnecessary things, but a stylish continuation of the interior design of the entire apartment as a whole. On the loggia, you can equip a very comfortable recreation area or even a personal workplace. It is only necessary to use the space correctly, choose the right furniture and arrange it conveniently on the balcony. And then you can bring comfort to your loggia and make being there pleasant and even relaxing..

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The main feature of balcony furniture is that it takes up little space, as a rule, its facades are very narrow, and the structure itself is very functional. For a balcony, it is better to choose built-in or folding furniture. These options are more practical, and in case you need to free up space, you can remove the folding interior items of the loggia. By using foldable elements, you can permanently re-equip your balcony for the type of room that you need most. So, for example, in hot summer at night, you can equip a sleeping place on the balcony by installing a folding bed there, and in the daytime it can be removed, freeing up space for other activities..

In addition, all folding balcony furniture is very compact, so it saves indoor space. Another main advantage of such interior items is their mobility. At any time, you can remove the folding chairs, tables and beds and completely remodel the room. In general, the furniture for the balcony is not too different from the usual interior items of the apartment, but it is more difficult to pick it up due to the limited area of ​​the equipped room. That is why you can purchase such items in specialized stores or make individual measurements to order..

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When choosing the furniture component of the loggia, it is necessary, first of all, to determine the functional purpose of this room. If you want to use such a space for storing workpieces or any necessary seasonal and other things, you must provide racks and shelves for these items, as well as closed cabinets with drawers for groceries. You can install a beautiful bookcase there and place all your literature there, as well as dishes and other necessary things. The ideal solution would be to install glass shelves for indoor flowers in pots, since in the warm season it will be more comfortable for plants to be placed on a sunny loggia..

To save the area of ​​the loggia, it is better to use built-in balcony furniture. So, the installation of a wardrobe with such a design is perfect. The doors of such a cabinet that move to the sides will not take up extra space at all and, moreover, such interior items are spacious. A tall and narrow wardrobe can be used to store warm clothes or shoes, and a low cabinet of this type can be installed under the windowsill and store cleaning, care products for cleaning or laundry or other items there..

Built-in furniture for a loggia helps to save the horizontal plane of the room, such furniture takes up the vertical space of the balcony as much as possible. Each such element of the interior is securely fixed to the walls, floor and ceiling of the room using special devices. Many built-in furniture items are highly versatile. Thanks to this quality, you can, for example, convert the wall of a built-in wardrobe into a mini-sized bed..

Quite often, wicker furniture is purchased for the balcony. Its popularity is justified by the fact that it has a very beautiful appearance, and at the same time it is very practical. It is usually made from natural materials such as willow, rose or bamboo. These materials do not undergo chemical processing and are therefore environmentally friendly..

Hanging wicker chairs or tables and chairs made of similar materials are perfect for arranging a recreation area on a loggia. Such interior items do not require special care, moreover, they are very mobile: they are easy to move while cleaning the balcony. In addition, you can easily make regular rearrangements, since bamboo and other wicker furniture is very lightweight. With such furniture, you are provided with fresh air and a cozy atmosphere on the loggia..

If you want to bring comfort to the room of your loggia or equip a relaxation area there, soft balcony furniture is exactly what you need. The insulated loggia is perfect for installing soft interior items. Such furniture is especially suitable for balconies that are combined with a kitchen or living room, and are separated from these rooms only by a partition. You can install there a fold-out bed, a small sofa with a storage box for a mattress or bed linen. Compact sofas with a sleeping place are ideal, or a table with soft ottomans can be placed there..

Now it has become very popular to equip a work area on the balcony, since in this case it turns out a private office in the open air with natural light. For such a layout of the loggia, it is best to purchase a small corner-type computer table with drawers. For convenience, you can install several hinged bookshelves above it. A compact computer chair and a couple of cabinets with doors are also perfect for such a workplace. Doors are necessary so that the contents of the cabinet are not dusty.

Requirements

For balcony furniture, three qualities are important: it should be lightweight, highly functional and at the same time aesthetically pleasing. It is these requirements that apply to such furniture, therefore, its choice should be approached with particular seriousness. The materials from which these interior items are made must be reliable and resistant to external factors, because a balcony room is characterized by sharp temperature drops and high air humidity, especially on an insulated loggia. That is why it is necessary to purchase balcony furniture only from high quality durable materials..

Furniture elements made of chipboard or MDF are best suited for such a room, since they are impervious to moisture. You can also use plastic furniture, but it is not very reliable and not at all environmentally friendly. It is better not to install furniture made of wood on an unglazed insulated balcony, they are better suited for an open balcony, since they are very frost-resistant.

If you purchase upholstered furniture for a loggia, then the main requirement for it is the durability of its upholstery, as well as its non-staining. Such a coating is difficult to stain, and on dark upholstery you will not see stains from food or drinks, as well as settled dust. For open-type loggias, furniture with soft upholstery is generally not suitable, it would be better to give preference to leather or other upholstery that is easy to wash and clean.

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How to choose

When choosing furniture for a balcony, you should consider: whether your balcony has insulation, and whether it is glazed. For a cold loggia, it is better to purchase metal or plastic furniture, since it reacts least of all to precipitation and high humidity. It is best to purchase furniture with a special antiseptic coating. An excellent solution would be to purchase furniture for an open balcony, which can be folded and removed at any time, in case of precipitation or cold weather. In cold seasons, such interior items can be brought into an apartment or house and used to equip the residential part of the room, while it is impossible to find it on the balcony..

When purchasing furniture items for a loggia, you must take into account its size. As a rule, the balcony area is very small, on average 6 square meters. That is why it is necessary to purchase only the most necessary interior elements, distinguished by functionality and compactness, for a given room. Keep in mind that about half of the walls are occupied by the placement of windows and doors, so pick items that will not block them. In addition, balcony furniture should not clutter up the room, otherwise you simply will not turn around there..

Do not forget that the front door leading to the balcony is usually quite narrow, measure its width before purchasing furniture. She should calmly pass through the balcony doorway. If you are planning to make such interior items yourself, remember that sooner or later you will have to take it out of the balcony. It is necessary to first carry out all its measurements so that the removal does not cause inconvenience and is generally possible.

When buying balcony furniture, pay attention to the folding and most mobile options. A very good option is also buying interior items with a folding structure. Ideal for placement on a loggia multifunctional transforming furniture.

Also, when choosing and placing furnishings on the balcony, check which side it is on. If your balcony is on the north side, it is better to purchase furniture in warm and bright colors. But if your balcony is located in the southern part, and during the day direct sunlight is directed at it, it is better to refrain from buying interior items in rich shades. Such furniture is very easy to fade in the sun. In this case, it is better to give preference to light pastel colors or perfectly white furniture..

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How to do it yourself

For the manufacture of balcony furniture, plywood, chipboard, bars and other materials, the installation of which is easy, are best suited. In addition, to make such interior items yourself, you will need to get a screwdriver, electric drill, hacksaw, screws and nails, as well as blizzard fittings. For the manufacture of furniture for the balcony, you can use the old elements of the home interior. An old unnecessary locker can be easily remodeled. A new cabinet is also very easy to assemble: for this you need to fix two blocks on one of the walls of this room; these elements will replace your shelves.

Making furniture for the balcony with your own hands, you can create exclusive items. In addition, in this case, you can independently select their design. Thus, you can make only the most necessary interior elements, which at the same time will be ideally suited to your requirements. It can be very functional and roomy furniture. Moreover, you can make new balcony interior items from old furniture lying around, and you will get an excellent new one..

Interesting solutions in interior design

The interior decoration of the balcony depends, first of all, on its size. There are many types of interiors that are great for decorating this space. For small loggias, it is better to choose modern corner furniture in warm colors. This way you can create a relaxing corner. An example of such a design is a small corner wardrobe and a corner sofa with a small table and ottomans.

In addition, you need to functionally occupy the entire area of ​​this small room to the maximum. So, you can install small wall cabinets that will take up very little space or shelves on which you can place flower pots. Plants will bring comfort and freshness to your loggia. You can make the space of a cramped loggia visually wider by decorating the walls and floor with light materials, as well as by installing light furniture.

For more spacious loggias, you can come up with many interesting design solutions. So, you can install an artificial reservoir, a billiard table, as well as a treadmill or other exercise machine for outdoor sports. An unusual option would be to divide a large loggia into different functional zones. You can set up a large table with ottomans or armchairs for relaxing with friends, you can put a sofa bed or hang a hammock. The hammock will look very interesting with wicker chairs and a table..

The balcony can be furnished in any style. It can be a loft style with brick-like walls and bright color transitions combined with unusual furniture elements such as ottomans-bags. It can be a modern style, characterized by a combination of rich tones with calm light shades. You can also arrange a loggia in the Provence style, which is characterized by pastel colors; you can add romance to such a room with the help of light curtains and pale pink or beige furniture elements..

To decorate a loggia in a classic style, it is better to give preference to furniture made from natural materials such as wood. You can also use light furniture with an antique effect. It will be very pleasant to be on such a loggia, since such an environment will make it very stylish and cozy..

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