I’ll admit, I never really cared about balconies until a few months ago. Now that we spend infinitely more time at home than we used to, it has been a blessing to a bit of outdoor space where we can get fresh air without having to go outside and risk interacting with people. After a few months of sitting on the project, I finally finished the design of the balcony, just in time for the weather to start getting warmer in Nairobi. Here is our cozy balcony design, which includes tons of seating, greenery, and even an herb garden!
I explained my vision for the balcony in this post, but essentially, I wanted the balcony to be a green space with pops of black and white. The original moodboard only had one area for seating, but I saw someone selling a pallet sofa at a good price and jumped on it! I played around with a few different layouts (sofa where the plants are, sofa as a chaise in the nook), but ultimately landed on this setup.
Here’s a full tour of the balcony design I came up with!
Balcony Decor Sources:
Most of our balcony decor was sourced locally in Nairobi, but I’ve found similar options online!
Rattan chairs: James Gichuru Rd opposite Saint Marys, similar here
Side table: Target
Pallet sofa + cushions: bought secondhand, similar here or for the pallet alone to DIY here
Leaf pillows: Smart Lady Home, similar here
Triangle mudcloth pillows: Love Artisan, similar here
Throw: Smart Lady Home, similar here
Lime plant: Mandhari Plants
Ficus Benjamina: Mandhari Plants
Snake plant: James Gichuru Rd opposite The Arbor
Metal hairpin plant stands: Afro Boho Jungle, similar here
Herb pots: Herbivore 254 (I spray painted them white), similar here
Herbs: Mandhari Plants
Balcony pot holders: Etsy
Faux wall ivy: Mabel Homestyle, similar here
Wall hanging: Smart Lady Home, similar here
White crates: Home of Pallets (though the experience wasn’t stellar), similar here and so affordable!
Green watering can: Target (old), similar
Crate storage bins + jars: House of Leather
Looks great and so inviting! Could definitely see morning coffee and night cap taking place here.
The balcony is nice. I see that Ruggable have good reviews and that’s a plus. A good incentive that’s washable ????
Was looking forward to seeing this! It looks fantastic!!