Whether outside there is rain or shine, you should always bring a little sunshine into your Central London apartment. The size of your balcony doesn’t matter, as there are always creative ways to add some summer flair. From furniture to furnishings, we at MyLondonHome have got some great ideas to make you feel you are sat in a far away place of your dreams, or provide you with great ideas for entertaining. So let’s get right to it, and open the door to 10 summer décor ideas.
1. Fresh produce
Many of us are now experimenting with growing our own fruit and vegetables; if you have a balcony you can use plant pots, or create a vertical garden. The advantage of the vertical garden is that it is not an installation, and therefore if you’re renting a flat in central London you can take it with you when you move. It can also be used internally as well as externally; the concept was designed by Jörg Brachman, and was awarded third place in the Green Product Award 2013/14.
Vertical Garden, Heimat Work €199.00 (deliver to the UK)
2. Keeping warm
Firepits are a stylish way of heating your outdoor space. We know that this firepit has caught the attention of horticulturalists, as it was selected as a finalist for the RHS Chelsea Garden Product of the year last month.
Firecube, Solus Décor £2000.00
3. A little haven
There is nothing quite like relaxing on your balcony on a hot summer’s day, or a warm evening, and there is no better piece of furniture for creating a little haven that an outdoor hut. You can imagine yourself lounging here with a good book, or maybe even catching up with some work.
Ocean Wave Outdoor Hut, Riverside Outdoor Living £2025.00
4. Decorate with colour
Add a touch of one of this season’s hottest trends with this Paradise Outdoor Cushion. With exotic prints in bright colours it features an orange and yellow bird of paradise flower. Outdoor cushions are made in water resistant fabric, making them easy to wipe clean, which is great for any little accidents. Make sure you central London real-estate is pretty as possible.
Paradise Outdoor Cushion, BeanBagBazaar £14.99
5. Decorate with comfort
Add comfort and style with an outdoor pouffe, which adds to a summertime ambience and coastal vibe, with their classic nautical aesthetic. Their durable design makes them perfect for your balcony, poolside and playroom.
Trimaran Stripe Fuchsia Indoor/Outdoor Pouffe, Dash & Albert Europe £269.00
6. Decoration for night
As the sun sets and the stars begin to appear on the reflection of you central London apartment, let your furniture add some light and personality to your balcony. Enjoy laid back drinks around this funky and contemporary shaped lounge coffee table, encourage a relaxed ambiance aided by the fabulous colour changing glow from within. It creates a whole range of wonderfully stunning colours as it passes through 7 phases.
Led 'curve' Mood Table, The Glow Company £199.00
7. For entertaining
Invite your friends round and let your accessories set the mood for the evening. Perfect for parties and family gatherings when one bottle of wine or champagne is simply not enough, this gorgeous champagne bath is an elegant way to keep your drinks chilled.
Champagne Bath, Annabel James £164.95
8. Delicious food
Outdoor cooking in the summer is the taste of the season, but if you’re looking for a bit of variety and you have a good-sized balcony your luxury flat in central London we may have just the thing. This Lifestyle Pizza Oven & BBQ is a smart black garden accessory that is perfect for entertaining your guests. As it is on wheels it can be easily moved when not in use.
Lifestyle Taranto Outdoor Garden Pizza Oven & BBQ, Internet Gardener £448.95
9. Tasty BBQ
A smaller balcony, may struggle to fit something the size of the Pizza Oven suggested above, so why not go for a clever BBQ specifically designed for your balcony? Tremendously stylish, and providing a suitable addition to modern contemporary living, just hook over your balcony and away you go!
Balcony BBQ, Prezzybox.com £36.95
10. Mood lighting
We have satisfied your hunger for fresh produce, need for comfort, desire for style and ideas for entertainment. At the end of the evening, when you are looking to enjoy the calm that the evening air can bring, why not add some beautiful mood lighting with these stunning and robust outdoor candle holders?
Manutti Flame garden candle holders, Go Modern Furniture £280.00
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