If you have a balcony in your home, do not let the space go to waste. It is a luxury many people do not have in urban cities. There are plenty of activities you can do on the balcony. If you have a large balcony, you can create a few seating spots, install a beautiful bar counter design, and turn the space into a beautiful lounge area. The only issue you will face is that the space will stay visible to outsiders. However, this problem can be solved by adding privacy to the balcony design. Adding privacy to your balcony is quite easy. There are plenty of ways to do so like the interior design of your home. If you are not sure about how to do it, here are a few ideas you can consider:
01 of 05 Create privacy with balcony blinds
Looking for a simple and light option for creating privacy for your balcony design? You can choose balcony blinds. They are a very popular choice for covering up the balcony. Since they are light, you can open or remove them when required. Also, they are easy to install. You do not have to invest a lot of time or money. Look for options that complement the look of your balcony design. They are available in many designs, and you will not face trouble finding one. Also, these blinds are easily removable. If you get bored with the design or plan to shift to a different home, you can easily remove it. Whenever you need privacy, you can just pull them down.
02 of 05 Create privacy with shutters
Shutters are quite similar to blinds, but they are not exactly the same. These are heavier and sturdier than blinds. Whenever you require privacy on your balcony, you can just draw them. The rest of the time, they can stay folded. However, you do not get only privacy with shutters. You can also keep harsh sunlight, rain, and strong winds away from your balcony. Therefore, you will be able to use your balcony at any time without worrying about the weather condition. Moreover, you get shutters in many amazing colours and designs to decorate your balcony.
03 of 05 Create privacy with collapsible grills
An open balcony can be covered using a collapsible grill as well. People prefer them because of their insane durability and sturdiness. You can ensure the security of the residents by installing collapsible grills. Burglars will not be able to break into your home. Also, people cannot see through them clearly. Therefore, you will be able to add privacy to your balcony design by installing a collapsible grill as well. At other times, you can keep it open to enjoy an unobstructed view and allow sufficient natural light to enter. Moreover, you can find collapsible grills in many designs. Choose a colour that will look good with your balcony colours.
The installation of a collapsible grill is quite complicated compared to the options mentioned above. Therefore, you will have to invest more in the installation. Also, additional expenses will be required for maintenance. A coat of waterproof paint will have to be applied timely to ensure the metal does not rust over time from being exposed to moisture.
04 of 05 Create privacy with heavy curtains
The first thing that comes to mind when thinking about adding privacy to any space is curtains. They are widely used in the interior design of the home for adding privacy. You can use them for covering your balcony as well. There are two types of curtains available. If you install sheer light curtains, they might not be effective due to wind. Therefore, always look for heavy curtains that will not get blown due to wind and provide privacy to your balcony design.
Installing curtains is easy. You do not have to invest a lot. Also, you will be able to draw and open the curtains easily when required. Look for attractive options that will add more visual interest to your balcony design.
05 of 05 Create privacy with clever positioning
You do not always have to add additional items for adding more privacy to your balcony design. Instead, you can create privacy simply by positioning your items correctly. This is a very simple and effective technique that does not require additional expenses. However, you will have to invest some time into planning the layout. An easy way of doing so would be by adding potted plants on the railing. Similarly, you can place your bar counter design and other items in a manner that your seating space gets blocked from clear sight.