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Light up your balcony

01 February 2015

‘It can be hard to know how to make the most of a small balcony. Bring it to life with lighting and textiles that create a little oasis for relaxation within the city’, Sam Grigg, stylist

‘Go for impact by hanging lanterns together at different heights to create a chandelier effect. Use coloured fireproof cords to match your colour scheme.’ 

‘Prints and fabrics add texture, making the space feel comfy and relaxing. Remember to keep extra throws on hand for chillier evenings.’

‘Personalise lighting with your own creations, like a willow heart. Soak the willow in water, then bend it into shape. Tie it together with string and wrap fairy lights around it.’

‘Whatever the season, generous lighting and extra textiles can extend the amount of time you spend outdoors’

‘Layering different kinds of lighting at different levels creates a relaxed yet luxurious look.’

Lanterns and plant pot on striped RÖRHOLT outdoor rug. Lanterns and plant pot on striped RÖRHOLT outdoor rug. Lanterns and plant pot on striped RÖRHOLT outdoor rug. Lanterns and plant pot on striped RÖRHOLT outdoor rug. Lanterns and plant pot on striped RÖRHOLT outdoor rug. Lanterns and plant pot on striped RÖRHOLT outdoor rug. Lanterns and plant pot on striped RÖRHOLT outdoor rug. Lanterns and plant pot on striped RÖRHOLT outdoor rug. Lanterns and plant pot on striped RÖRHOLT outdoor rug. Lanterns and plant pot on striped RÖRHOLT outdoor rug. Lanterns and plant pot on striped RÖRHOLT outdoor rug. Lanterns and plant pot on striped RÖRHOLT outdoor rug.

‘Polypropylene rugs can be left outdoors all year round, while lending a snug feeling to a small space. If it gets dirty, wipe or hose it down and hang it up to dry.’ 

‘Draping fairy lights over a wall or railing creates a pretty curtain of light. You can enjoy outdoor lights throughout the seasons.’

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‘The only things you might need to bring indoors in bad weather are the cushions and throws’

Sam Grigg, stylist