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Your best balcony: keep it private

06 March 2017

When spring arrives, there’s nowhere we’d rather be than out on the balcony. But too often it can feel like it’s a space on full display to neighbours and passersby on the street below. Here are three ways to block your personal space from peering eyes.

A close-up image of a sitting area beaneath a sheer canopy.
A small sitting area with a table and two chairs gains privacy from a black wind shield.

If your favourite way to spend time on your balcony is with a good book and the sound of peace and quiet, create a private little retreat. A wind shield fastened to your balcony rail will help keep gusts of wind at bay and also serve as a visual barrier between your space and the neighbours across the street. Decorate with some plants and outdoor textiles and lighting, and it will feel like a living room outdoors.

A wooden trellis with vines growing throughout gives privacy to a balcony.

Why not give your passion for gardening a functional purpose, as well? Let your vines climb freely up a trellis and across the bars of your balcony to create a natural curtain of sorts. They’ll give you lots of privacy and a lush, garden feel. 

A sitting area with two cosy armchairs and a small table are given privacy with a canopy hung above.

Create an intimate space to entertain with the simple addition of a large canopy. Let it flow around your seating area surrounded by tall, full bodied plants, and throw in some extra cushions, pillows and warm blankets to snuggle under. The overall feel is cosy and elegant at the same time.

We love to see our customers get creative with our products. Go for it! But please note that altering or modifying IKEA products so they can no longer be re-sold or used for their original purpose, means the IKEA commercial guarantees and your right to return the products will be lost.

MADE BY

Interior designer: Geneviève Jorn
Photographer: Oskar Falck
Writer: Vanessa Algotsson