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Tips and ideas for extra storage on the balcony

Using your balcony for extra storage can be a good idea as it helps maximize your space at home. Even if you already have it set up for other activities like dining and relaxing, there are probably a few spots left for storing away this and that. Here are a few ideas.

Open doors onto a balcony with gray-green SNICKRA storage boards on a wall, a black/white bag, large potted plants and a rug.
Open doors onto a balcony with gray-green SNICKRA storage boards on a wall, a black/white bag, large potted plants and a rug.

Starting with generous shelves

A smart way of getting more storage space on the balcony is using the height of your walls. This shallow but sturdy shelf is great for storing your things dust-free and well-organized in stackable storage boxes with lids. If you want, there’s probably room for some greenery to brighten the atmosphere too.

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Two HYLLIS shelving units with stacked boxes with lids, potted plants and a white greenhouse, plus a carrier bag on a hook.
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Extra seating extra handy

An unused, out-of-the-way corner of the balcony can be used for hanging foldable extra chairs on hooks. Here, they take almost no space at all, but they’re conveniently accessible when you have guests coming over. Clearing the chairs away once they’ve left is very easy.

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A carrier bag and a white foldable chair on an almuminium/beige KLYKET folding hook on a wall, plus another chair above.
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Rails for clothes storage

The height of the space can also come to good use for clothes storage. Like with these rails that help relieve your regular wardrobe’s workload. They’re also ideal for airing out your clothes now and then. Just remember to open a window or two on your balcony.

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Two white MULIG clothes rails on a wall, with clothes on white hangers, beside a folding hook holding various items.
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Small smart multi-storage

Any wall space you have left over – like under a row of windows – can also be put to good use for storage. Sturdy storage boards like these are perfect for keeping your things organized, easy to find and ready to go. Clips, hooks and other accessories you might need are included.

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A row of gray-green SNICKRA storage boards on a balcony wall, holding various items, plus a black/white bag and plants.
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The beauty of built in storage

A small table is always practical to have at hand for balcony hangouts. But why settle for a table that’s just a table when you can have one that doubles as a storage compartment? It’s the perfect space for games, magazines or blankets for chilly evenings.

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A beige LÅGASKÄR coffee table on a green purple/striped rug by a white/beige corner section with cushions and a blanket.
The top lifted off a beige coffee table showing a compartment inside with blankets and cushions with GULLBERGSÖ cushion covers.
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