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Create a private retreat on your balcony

Escape city life by inviting nature into your outside spot. Here’s how to create a flexible and hidden plant paradise even in a small space.

A piece of outdoor furniture and a large cushion, beside plants growing up railings.
A piece of outdoor furniture and a large cushion, beside plants growing up railings.
A small balcony with outdoor seating, a low bench, a flower box and plant pots.

Create privacy with plants

Hook holders filled with foliage along the balcony rail to make a natural screen. Keep a couple of the pots empty so you have somewhere to stash your gadgets. Add greenery to the walls with trailing leaves in a movable hanging planter and baskets on hooks.

A chaise lounge on a balcony surrounded by plants.

Maximise space with flexible furniture

Combine two light-weight sofa sections to create a comfy chaise lounge to relax on, or pull them apart to form two seats for guests.

Unwind with smart storage

Keep essentials nearby inside a wooden bench that doubles as a coffee table and seat. When darkness falls, turn on a couple of rechargeable pendants and a lamp that stores energy from the sun. Snuggle up under a blanket and enjoy your cosy retreat.

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: Nathalie Kamkum
Photographer: Daniel Wester
Writer: Anna Blom/Jennifer Lee