Be inspired by this gorgeous balcony and make the most out of your outdoor space during lockdown.

boho balcony styling - take a tour of this lockdown friendly balcony - inspiration -

Image: Wayfair

Wayfair's resident Style Advisor, Nadia McCowan Hill, shares her top tips on how to transform a small balcony into a gorgeous, lockdown friendly space.
Just because you might not have a garden, a stylish balcony can work wonders for your mental health and give you that much needed vitamin D. 

Boho details

balcony pouffe and storage ladder - take a tour of this lockdown friendly balcony - inspiration -

Image: Wayfair

During the summer, turn to decor that conjures up a relaxed boho look, such as wall hangings and outdoor rugs in all colours and shapes.

Try layering rugs in different patterns and colours to create a striking look and add depth to a balcony with limited square footage.

Don’t forget to take advantage of vertical space. A decorative wooden ladder offers a spot for hanging succulents, small lanterns or woollen blankets for cooler evenings, while ceiling-mounted hanging chairs leave the floor free and convey a feeling of lightness

Plants galore

pots on sie table - take a tour of this lockdown friendly balcony - inspiration -

Image: Wayfair

Colourful, sweeping or delicate - there are plants for every balcony. When making your choice, make sure to consider whether your green roommates need sun, shade or a mix. If you want a Mediterranean look, use plants such as lavender and eucalyptus. These are not only evergreen, but also have an enchanting scent. For those who want a practical green oasis, herbs are the perfect pick. Thyme, sage, mint, basil – the choice is huge. They look fab and smell wonderful and are ideal for adding something extra to lockdown meals.

Fabulous furnishings

boho small balcony makeover - take a tour of this lockdown friendly balcony - inspiration -

Image: Wayfair

A small lounge corner is essential for a 'staycation' feeling at home. Choose a lounge set in light cream shades and complement it with colourful, textured cushions and blankets, to give that Ibizan flavour.

Pouffes and stools in all shapes and colours are perfect for a small balcony and have a relaxed feel.

Light it up

rattan lantern on balcony - take a tour of this lockdown friendly balcony - inspiration -

Image: Wayfair

If you want to make the most of the time on your gorgeous new balcony space, thankfully you don’t need much in the way of lighting to create the right ambience. Lanterns, votives and fairy lights can be artistically draped around a railing or scattered on an accent table, bathing your open-air oasis in an atmospheric glow. 


What do you think of this boho balcony? Let us know how you get on on social! Tweet us @goodhomesmag, post a comment on our Facebook page or tag us on Instagram @goodhomesmag



How to style a balcony garden

How to plant a drought-proof garden

6 of the best garden furniture sets for summer 2020


Easy ideas to keep children entertained in the garden

Keep your kids busy in the garden this summer when these easy-to-follow ideas.

How to make a natural bug repellent for your garden

Make this all-natural bug repeller to keep bugs at bay in your garden.

5 of the most stylish garden bars on Instagram

Be inspired by these amazing garden bars on Instagram to create your own.

5 creative pergola designs in real gardens

If you're considering building a pergola for your garden, here are a few examples to inspire you.

How to look after your garden in the summer months

Follow these steps to ensure your garden is flourishing for the rest of the summer and for years to come.

Buyer's guide: the best barbecues for summer

Invest in a barbecue that will not only last this summer but will be as good as new for years to come.