A glazed and winterized balcony area easily transforms into a nice and cozy chill-out zone, a small but convenient home office or an inspiring interior garden. Variants of exploiting and furnishing the balcony space are numerous, but things get more complicated when it comes to decorating. Since the room is usually very moderately sized, it’s unwise to employ cumbersome free-standing decorative pieces or tons of minor eye-appealing items. The most reasonable solution is to exploit the walls to their fullest decorative extent. The below DIY ideas for adoring the balcony walls are intended for creative and extraordinary home-owners who are ready to experiment with their interiors.

Wall Painting.

Traditional mural painting is reckoned among the trendy movements in the area of interior decor. Over the past five years, this variant of balcony space upgrading has been experiencing a glut in the projects delivered by prominent USA and UK designers. An open or glazed balcony adorned with mural paintings speaks for the home-owner’s decent taste.

Landscape murals are one of the most versatile and popular genres of wall painting. Scenery with a hint of spatial perspective is depicted on the balcony walls in order to visually push them back or even “dissolve” them, which results in an impressive illusion of a spacious room.

To create a mural on the balcony wall, you will need paints that boast of qualities such as:

  • resistance to temperature fluctuations;
  • resistance to moisture;
  • resistance to color fading when exposed to direct sunlight.

Tempera paints meet these requirements to the fullest extent, followed by regular facade and interior paints, as well as colored cements. Another advantage of tempera paints is their ability to lie down perfectly onto any basis and to produce a strong decorative effect, digging in heels of classic frescoes.

DIY Flocking Art.

Flocking is a technique that involves application of a colorful particulate mixture composed of fiber particles of various shapes and colors. This decorating method is relatively new; however, flocking is not inferior to murals in terms of popularity in modern design.

Advantages of flocking are numerous: 

  • the flocking mixture is a moisture-resistant material that does not condense water;
  • it creates additional noise insulation;
  • the flocking material boasts great heat insulation properties;
  • a surface covered with a flock application is soft and nice to the touch.

To create a flocking wall art piece, you need to apply a special glue mixture to the wall, and then immediately proceed to applying the flocks. The particles will be sticking to the wall in a chaotic manner, creating unpredictable and unique effects. If your balcony has large walls to be flocked, you may want to exploit an airbrush. After you finish applying the flocking mixture, it’s recommendable to cover the wall with a coating layer.

Applique Designs On Balcony Walls.

Colorful applications are a stylish and worthy way of decorating the balcony space. The easiest option is to visit a design studio, look through the assortment of ideas they offer and hire a US professional to upgrade your balcony. However, wall applications are not hard to DIY with the use of knitted items, paper stickers, fabric patterns, etc.

Wallpaper-based stencil applications are virtually the most budget-friendly idea within this technique. The first step is to choose a contour picture. After that, develop the idea using the computer, and print it out. Place the stencil on a piece of wallpaper, outline the silhouette and then cut out the applique item. The advantage of this idea is that it allows you to exploit the wallpaper pieces left after the grand home renovation. Just make sure the wallpaper-based application stands in a good contrast against the balcony wall.

Textile Balcony Wall Decorating Ideas.

Fabric-based wall finishing options are an unusual DIY solution designed for glazed balconies. Among other advantages of the technique, it’s not very difficult to create a wall-size upholstery without engaging a team of professional designers. Your main task is to select a proper material that possesses properties such as durability and resistance to fading.

Before upholstering the balcony wall with a piece of fabric, you need to treat the material with a water-repellent agent, which will prevent the textile from accumulating moisture and dust. You can attach the canvas to the wall with the help of nails or screw-nails with decoratively designed heads. The seams, if any, can be hidden with ribbons, eye-appealing planks.

Balcony Decorating Ideas: Draperies.

Draped with a heavy fabric, the balcony walls will radiate a luxury vibe, warming up the atmosphere in this part of your home. This decorating technique has its advantages:

  • draperies are capable of visually secreting away any flaws of the wall surface;
  • draped fabrics are a layer that enhances heat and noise insulation;
  • such a decoration is very easy to arrange.

Only high-quality fabrics are suitable for creating a drapery decoration on the balcony. The material should be wear-resistant, transpiring and not vulnerable to fading. Opt for a fabric that features an attractive and inimitable pattern, and do not forget to check its moisture-resistance properties.

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