Blissful Balconies

Written by: Flo Oldridge

Summer is finally on its way and how welcome it is too! After a long winter creeping its way into spring, we are ready to spruce up our outside spaces to begin enjoying the beaming sunshine and time with family and friends. Perhaps pour a glass of something fruity and get ready to make the most of your balcony on brighter days and warmer evenings.

Furnishing Your Space

You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to garden furniture styles available this summer! From bistro sets to rattan corner sofas, they can be styled perfectly on a balcony. It’s important to furnish first to ensure you know how much space you have left to accessorise, so add your choice of seating and then begin to frame the space. The trends are taking us down a vibrant route this summer, with bold prints and bright colours at the forefront of our minds. Our multi-coloured festoon lights are a perfect accessory paired with scatter cushions and throws for an on trend look. For a more golden glow, our warm white festoon lights are the number one decoration to add a classy and cosy ambience. Simply loop around railings or up and over your balcony doorway for a subtle shine whilst also enhancing the full potential of your space. Our solar powered festoons are great for balconies with the sun on their side. Alternatively, outdoor string lights offer a very similar concept, with smaller bulbs, more lights and just as much glow!

Green Goodness

Plants have become a super popular addition inside homes. With cacti, eucalyptus and palms all trending, greenery is more popular now than ever! Whether you opt for artificial or fresh, balcony troughs complement a smaller space effortlessly. Brighten up the foliage with some outdoor micro lights to add a vibrant glow. With flexible wiring, they can be moulded to fit in and around your plants, powered by batteries to prevent wires being on show. The greenery doesn’t have to stop there… Potted trees, artificial or real, bring the garden to the balcony and introduce a homely touch to your outside space. To add some sparkle, wrap your chosen foliage feature in outdoor fairy lights. All that’s left to do is flick on the timer and watch your trusty trees illuminate as the sun sets each evening.

Warming Glow

Lanterns aren’t just an indoor decor piece, our outdoor lanterns are built to last the test of British summer time! With the option of sleek frames delivering an effortless contemporary addition to your space. Typically found in modern homes, style in pairs with metal garden furniture in bold, monochrome finishes. Alternatively, for a more natural space, opt for a rustic rattan lantern, crafted to suit a natural space with a minimalistic look yet super on trend. Pair with wooden or rattan outdoor furniture in a neutral shade, before finishing with soft and sumptuous throws and cushions. Complete the look with our waterproof TruGlow® candles. Designed especially for outdoor use, they will stay safe in uncovered balconies come rain or shine. With the most realistic flames on the market, our candles are known to give off a super cosy ambience and warm glow making your dreamy balcony become a reality this summer.

Balcony Inspiration

Have a sneak peek at our customers balconies for all the inspiration you’ll need to get started!

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