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Ideas to get the most out of your balcony

Whoever has a balcony has a treasure. However, on many occasions, either you do not know how to use it or you are not able to get the most out of it. This is a real pity as the balcony is a place that opens us to the world. A simple coat of paint will bring out its greatest features. This is why we want to give you a series of simple tips that will help you get the most out of your balcony.

Ideas for the best balcony

1. Give priority to colours. The balcony is an area that invites to take risks and be daring. Therefore, do not hesitate to include decorative elements with bright colours or even paint the walls in tones that attract attention. Also, add flowers and plants that work in the same way. The results will be incredible.
2. The importance of lighting. Once the sun is gone, it is time to artificially light up the balcony. However, forget conventional lamps and opt for candles, chandeliers and lanterns. These will help you create a very pleasant and intimate atmosphere in the balcony.
3. Don't go over the top with furniture. A few cushions or poufs, a hammock and, at most, a table would be all you'll need on the balcony. It must be a space that gives freedom of movement. Also, include natural rugs so you can walk on them barefoot. 
4. Do not forget the bamboo. Placing bamboo poles on the terrace is fashionable as they are very weather resistant and provide a nice rustic touch. Another good option is to put lattices and let a variety of climbing plants to grow on them.

Madrid - Ideas para sacar el máximo partido a su balcón

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5. Focus on the aromas. Do not put plants in your balcony simply because they are beautiful and fit well. Try to choose types that release good aroma such as rosemary, sage or lavender. So, every time you enter the balcony, you will enjoy an incredible fragrance.
6. Think of functionality. One of the best ideas that we can give you for the balcony is to always keep functionality in mind. It is important that all the furniture you own can be easily put away, especially before autumn and winter. After all, the wind and the rain can ruin them.
7. If you can, do not forget the barbecue. Having a terrace with barbecue is a real luxury. We know that for space reasons, it is not always possible, but if you have adequate space, do not hesitate to have a barbecue. In fact, it will serve as an excuse to give yourself a culinary treat from time to time and enhance your social life. All your friends will want to come to your terrace every weekend!

Follow these tips and ideas and you can be sure that your balcony or terrace will come alive. It would certainly be a shame if you don't get the most out of its space.

Engel & Völkers

Génova, 27 - 5th floor
28004 Madrid
+34 91 277 45 00

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