As home interiors are shrinking, it helps to make the most of your outdoor area, be it a balcony, patio or backyard. Here in Singapore, we enjoy lovely tropical weather, too, so it makes sense to use the otherwise wasted space.
Be inspired in the following slides by well designed al fresco spaces.
The balcony in this HDB maisonette home now makes for a nice breakfast nook or reading corner with a view, thanks to the green wall and wood-tone ledge.
A sheltered balcony can be an open-air home office. The custom-designed suspended tabletop is a good option for small spaces, since it doesn't take up floor area.
Design: Design Channel
A courtyard garden like this helps bring the outdoors in.
This living room seems to be visually extended into the outdoor area, making it look bigger and feel airier. Install planters and make use of dense foliage to act as a screen.
Design: Haire living
The boundary of the interior and outdoor area is blurred, thanks to wooden decking and streamlined architectural details. The home takes on an open-concept modern-tropical look, as a result.
Design: RT+Q Architects
With the use of decorative pendant lamps and patterned tile flooring, a simple balcony becomes a dining area that is a great spot for entertaining in the evenings.
Design: The Scientist
Mosaic tiles jazz up a backyard garden.
Design: Free Space Intent
Comfortable outdoor seating in a sheltered balcony will make the space so much more inviting. Also, deck out your space with stylish designs and decor.