Create a Personal Oasis with These Balcony Design Ideas

Create a Personal Oasis with These Balcony Design Ideas

In Singapore, where space is often a premium, a balcony serves as a valuable extension of our living spaces. These outdoor areas offer a breath of fresh air, a place to relax, and an opportunity to connect with nature.

If you live in an apartment or an HDB flat with an expansive balcony space, it's time to transform your balcony into a functional and inviting oasis with a thoughtful design approach.

In this article, we offer you some balcony design ideas specifically tailored to Singapore homes.


Create a Balcony Garden

Two types of balcony ideas are very popular when creating a garden.

Vertical gardens

This is an excellent choice for those Singapore balconies with limited floor space. These living walls add a touch of greenery, provide insulation, and improve air quality.

balcony wall garden

Choose low-maintenance plants such as ferns, succulents, or flowers that thrive in the local climate.

Install a vertical garden system or hang planters on the walls to create a stunning vertical oasis that maximises space while complementing the balcony's relaxed vibe.

wicker planter box singapore

Wicker planters

If you have larger plants and are sick of mismatched pots and planters, consider upgrading to matching decorative planters!

Herb gardens

Most Singaporean households already use that extra space as a sunny spot for their plants, but you can consider taking it up another notch with a functional herb garden!

Basil mini greenhouse - Hemma Singapore

Basil mini greenhouse

Grow herbs such as basil, mint, rosemary, and coriander. For best results, consider getting a mini greenhouse!

Not only will you have fresh ingredients at your fingertips for cooking, but the aroma of the herbs will also give your balcony a delightful fragrance.

The small pots will also be consolidated in one sturdy space, so you won't accidentally knock them over the ledge as you move around.


Transform your balcony into a relaxing drinking spot

CAPRI cafe table

If you love entertaining guests or enjoy sipping a drink while taking in the view from your balcony, creating a drinking spot is the ideal project for you!

Opt for a compact table that fits well within the available floor area on your balcony. Ensure that the materials used can withstand outdoor conditions.

expansive balcony space turns elegant

SKANÖR outdoor chairs and side table set

Complete the setup with some comfy chairs. Remember, safety should be a priority when setting up a balcony bar, so seating should be sturdy and durable yet complement your aesthetic.

Prefer a more solo lifestyle? Opt for a side table and a sun lounger instead!

Lightweight Foldable Reclining Zero Gravity Chair

This reclining chair is a great option if you have limited space on your balcony, as it can be easily folded flat and kept aside when not in use.


Turn it into an outdoor dining room

long dining table family sized dining set

Vito rectangular teak wood outdoor dining table set

If you love the idea of an al fresco dining area, you can now recreate a cosy dining area outdoors!

When choosing the right furniture, use weather-resistant materials such as teak, aluminium, or synthetic rattan that can withstand outdoor conditions.

Make this dining area more comfortable and inviting by adding soft furnishings.

Always consider the balcony space and floor area when opting for an outdoor dining setup. For small spaces, you can consider using a custom-designed drop-leaf tabletop that can be folded and latched against the wall when unused.


Extend the space to a second living room

Whether you have a big or small balcony, integrating it as part of your living room is always a great idea for relaxation and entertainment.

Consider a cozy outdoor sofa or sectional with plush cushions or sleek yet comfy rattan lounge chairs. Add throws and outdoor pillows for extra comfort and a touch of style.

family room sofa set

 Minnesota Modular Sofa 3 seater

Also, enhance the visual appeal of your balcony by upgrading the flooring. Choose floor decking with wood, porcelain, or composite tiles. However, if you prefer a low-maintenance option, you can always go for artificial turf or outdoor rugs to add warmth and texture to the place!

These options can add a touch of elegance and create a seamless transition between your indoor and outdoor spaces.

If you have the means, we also suggest adding a balcony window for the outdoor space so you can admire the view even during rainy weather.


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