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The Urban Balcony Blog

We spend most of our time working with landscapers, stylists and customers to help create inspirational and well designed Balcony spaces. Here is a place where we hope to share some ideas, tips and aspiration for furnishing or maintaining your Balcony

New from Fermob

There are some stunning new products in the Fermob range that I thought I might share today. Read 

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Create an Adaptable Outdoor Space

Smaller spaces still need to deliver maximum impact and usage potential. Read 

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Be Bold with Colour this Summer

Be bold with your colour choices and have some fun. Colour adds interest and vitality to a space and can uplift and energise you Read 

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Creating a plant free balcony

We just assume that a balcony is not complete without plants but this is not necessarily true. A balcony can look amazing without a single plant. Read 

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Atlantis Sana Pot stands 90cm tall

Atlantis sana pot

We added this stunning pot to the range last week, it was barely on the floor and already sold along with the only three in stock Read 

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A Relaxing Space

Give your balcony a purpose

Essentially the idea is to create a room and all rooms have a purpose, without a purpose a room becomes a wasted space Read 

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Custom Round Glass Table

Custom furniture

Now is the time to start thinking about ordering custom outdoor furniture for the spring. Custom lead times are around eight weeks plus planning the finish and dimensions takes a little longer when you have so many options to choose from. Read 

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Marble Outdoor Table WIth Stainless Steel Bench

Marble Outdoor Dining Tables

Marble – the natural choice for contemporary outdoor entertaining. Read 

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Hardy plants can take full on sun

Solutions for a hot, sunny balcony

Balconies are often extremes, if you have a sunny balcony then often it is baking hot in the summer and many plants struggle to survive, even those with 'full sun' on the label Read 

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Repeat colours to borrow space outside

Connecting your balcony with your interior

"Connecting" your interior and exterior spaces will do two things for you.It creates flow from one space to the next - thereby encouraging you to move from the inside out, and it creates an illusion of increased space Read 

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Pallet Balcony Garden

American blogger Fern Richardson takes a disused shipping pallet and converts it into a vertical garden perfect for balconies Read 

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Balmain Shady Balcony with Bamboo

Working With A Shady Balcony

A shady balcony really needs to look fantastic as you don't have the benefit of bright sunshine to draw you out onto it. Read 

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Keep it simple

Simple solutions for small spaces

Small spaces present big challenges. To help create your perfect outdoor space on a small balcony we have put together a few pointers Read 

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Waterloo balcony

Design Inside Secrets

Last week we were asked to do a presentation on our "insider secrets" of balcony garden design. This got us thinking about what it means to be designing balcony gardens, and the concepts we apply when doing it. Read 

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