During the monsoon, the balcony often gets soggy and is impossible to reach. Our natural reaction when it starts to rain is to run inside and take in the beautiful surroundings from the warmth and comfort of our homes. However, you can transform your balcony into a year-round outdoor environment with a few simple repairs. To create the ideal outside space where you can enjoy the cooler weather with a steaming cup of tea during the monsoon, use these balcony design ideas and DIY home décor advice.
1. Hang Blinds
Blinds should be installed to keep rain from entering the balcony from the sides. Since PVC blinds are watertight, they are perfect. Heavy rain will be blocked by transparent PVC shutters while still allowing natural light to enter.
2. Add a roof
Install a temporary roof over any balconies that face the sky to keep them dry. Invest in a retractable motorized awning. Verify that the awning is just a little bit larger than the balcony. A PVC roof construction that is lightweight and permeable to sunlight is inexpensive. A little balcony is an ideal place for a patio umbrella.
3. Invest in Outdoor Furniture
Periodically sealing wooden furniture is recommended to shield it from the elements. Furniture made of wrought iron is durable and offers the balcony a decorative appearance. Furniture made of cast aluminum and steel is lightweight and ideal for a contemporary balcony.
Use an outdoor rug made of moisture-resistant fabrics like nylon, polyester, or polypropylene to spruce up the balcony. Your balcony will seem warm and inviting if you use a combination of plain and printed polyurethane foam cushions in brilliant colors.
5. Decorate with Plants
Don’t forget to add potted plants to the balcony’s decor. Avoid putting plants near the edge or on the parapet since they may collapse if there are severe winds present.