Monsoons are great to watch but no one likes the dirt and mosquitoes it brings with itself. And that’s why in monsoons many times you might not be able to enjoy your balcony because sometimes the mosquitoes would constantly sit on your Chai, while other times your drainage might get overflow. If you had been wise, you would have started preparing your outside “room” for the rains before the monsoon ever arrived. If, however, you wait until the last minute, don’t worry; go through these suggestions and get to work so you may still have tea and pakora sessions in the cozy confines of your balcony while seeing the raindrops fall.
Here are 5 balcony design ideas for a comfortable outdoor space during the monsoon –
1. Protect your balcony
Rain will find a way in sideways even if the top of your balcony is protected.
Unless you wish to lock yourself inside a glass cage, PVC blinds, are the solution. Blinds made of PVC for outdoor use are made to withstand a range of weather conditions, including rain. They are also available in a variety of finishes to suit your preferences.
For those seeking an authentic substitute for the traditional bamboo chik without the disadvantages, PVC imitation bamboo blinds are an excellent option. They seem just as natural and tropical, endure a lot longer, and shield rain much more effectively than the original.
2. Roof covers
Awnings, lean-tos, and full-roof coverings are just a few options you have if your balcony is exposed that you may use to cover it.
Most retractable all-weather awnings are constructed of synthetic materials that have been treated with acrylic. A retractable awning has the benefit of being available in a variety of colors and materials in addition to being retractable. Lean-to buildings with light roofs are a fantastic option if you’d want something more long-lasting. They can be made of PVC sheets or fabric, both of which are easily replaceable. PVC sheets have the benefit over fabric because they can block sunlight, unlike cloth.
3. Waterproof Furniture
Buying furniture constructed of weatherproof materials may have a significant impact on how long it lasts or how little upkeep is necessary to keep it looking beautiful. Apply weatherproof polish to the furniture if it is made of wood. Or you might paint them in vivid hues. Furniture made of wrought iron is incredibly durable, unaffected by even the fiercest winds, and able to survive extreme weather. Iron is susceptible to rust, but this is nothing that a fresh coat of paint can’t fix.
4. Storage facilities in the balcony
Keep a storage trunk on hand to place cushions in when not in use to prevent moisture accumulation and to prevent lying down on damp cushions. A storage trunk would be useful for storing blankets, candles, and other items without worrying about mildew or spiders getting inside.
You don’t need to worry too much about your trunk being waterproof because it will be covered. But it could be helpful to know that wood species like cedar and teak are ideal for outdoor spaces since they can resist high humidity levels and are pest-proof.
5. Use the Rugs
Perhaps we are unaware, but cosy balconies are heaven in the rain. We can immediately see us sipping a nice cup of tea while relaxing on the balcony floor and taking in the lovely rain. The greatest method to decorate your balcony during the monsoons is with rugs. They give it a cosy feel. Choose colourful patterns and elegant designs.
These were some of the ways in which you can decorate your balcony.