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Bring your balcony spaces to life with colour!

I don’t know about you, but only a few things beat opening my balcony doors on a sunny day and letting the fresh air and sunshine pour on in.


As an Inner Sydney city-dweller with only a pint-sized balcony space connecting me to the outside world, I am a firm believer that a big backyard isn’t the only way to have your own private oasis. Even the smallest of outdoor spaces can be transformed into an inviting sanctuary with just a few key additions.



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Inject some life into your outdoor space simply by adding a few fun elements of colour and greenery.  Scattered plants are a must, but brightly coloured candles, lanterns, outdoor rugs, furniture or cushions are a quick and easy way to convert your exterior space from drab to fab.

The great thing about decorating an outdoor space is that there is freedom to express your design creativity. The outdoors is meant to feel refreshing and alive, so bright colours and quirky ideas are celebrated. Select a few key colours to work with, bring a colour through from the adjoining room or just go crazy with all the colours of the rainbow – have fun with it!

With bright, bold colours being a hit trend on the market at the moment, it’s not hard to find the perfect pieces for your own balcony space. Here are a few that inspired me…



Timber lanterns from Phil Bee Interiors – www.philbee.com.au



Talavera Planter Pot from amor y locura – www.amorylocura.com



This gorgeous Lhasa Outdoor Rug is made from recycled plastic bags! Available from Eco Chic www.ecochic.com.au


Vertical wall gardens are a funky and space-conscious way of blending plants and greenery into any outside space without infringing on the limited space available.



Vertical wall gardens are a funky and space-conscious way of blending plants and greenery into any outside space without infringing on the limited space available.

From Quality Products – www.qualityproducts.com.au



Purple Rail Box from Greenbo Australia – www.greenbo.com.au



Brita Sweden Gunnel Door Mat in Red from Habitat Home Collection – www.habitathomecollection.com.au



Acapulco Chair in Yellow – www.acapulcochair.com.au



Fuchsia Wire Ring Stool from Mezai – www.meizai.com.au



Beeswax Lanterns from Happy Flame – www.happyflame.com.au



Party Tub from SteadySticks is a craft substitute for a garden pot. Cover with a piece of round glass for an instant DIY coffee table too! – www.steadysticks.com



Zeal Deluxe Two Toned Tray from The Backyard Boutique – www.thebackyardboutique.com.au



Yellow Hammock Chair from The Toucan Shop – www.thetoucanshop.com



Yellow and Orange Stand Lantern from Status Investments – www.statuscollections.com



Butter Bar Stools from DesignByThem – www.designbythem.com



Talavera Doves Planters from amor y locura are sure to put a smile on your dial. www.amorylocura.com

Sourcing fabrics which are specifically for outdoor use is a must if you want them to withstand stains, water damage and fading from the sun.



Mill Creek Blue Outdoor Cushion from Beach Vintage – www.fabrictraders.com.au


Escapade Cushion in Firewheel Coral from Eco Chic – www.ecochic.com.au



Marine Bean Attol from Coast New Zealand – www.coastnewzealand.com.au



Kaffir Lime Design Chandi Thick Stripe Outdoor Cushion from The Backyard Boutique – www.thebackyardboutique.com.au

No longer will your balconies be reserved for the laundry and storage clutter, turn it into a beautiful extension of your home that will have you wanting to keep those balcony doors opened all year round.



Author ....


Working closely with hundreds of different brands at the PR site Press Loft, Fiona is at the forefront of product launches and is in a fortunate position witnessing new trends emerge constantly.

She is an avid lover of all things to do with the home industry and has a self-confessed addiction to re-decorating her home, often having to reassure herself that her obsession with cushions is completely normal.

Fiona Michelon - www.pressloft.com.au

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