Turning my balcony into a cosy paradise ☁️ | DIY Balcony Makeover
Turning my balcony into a cosy paradise ☁️ | DIY Balcony Makeover
3 months of waiting for deliveries
3 full days of work
…and we have a cosy paradise 🌱
FAQ – What do you do when it rains?
There is a roof / the balcony of our upstairs neighbour, so we don’t get much rain on our balcony, unless it’s windy or heavy rain. That said – the rug, trellis, sofa base, lamp are meant for the outdoors meaning they are waterproof. We put a uv + waterproof tarp over the bbq & entire table if there’s any chance of rain, and cushions are kept indoors. It takes only 1 minute to protect our cosy balcony ^^
S O C I A L 🌱
L I N K S
Links marked with * are affiliated links.
Patio tiles – https://www.ikea.com/de/de/p/runnen-bodenrost-aussen-braun-las-90234226/
*Sanding pads – https://amzn.to/3zHQBTh
*Wood lacquer (my colour is not available, but this is the range) – https://amzn.to/3tnpTgJ
PVC privacy fence – https://www.jalousiescout.de/sichtschutzmatten/braun-eco-wicker-90-300.html
*Wood trellis – https://amzn.to/3zK69Gf
*Faux ivy – https://amzn.to/3BwlJpo
*Balcony hanging planters (rotbraun) – https://amzn.to/3kRW1F0
Black metal planter – https://www2.hm.com/de_de/productpage.0869488001.html
Black rolling table – https://www.ikea.com/de/de/p/bror-servierwagen-schwarz-kiefersperrholz-60333850/
Plant stand (DIYed by me) – https://youtu.be/Fa-jC1eVxVo
Round pom pom cushion (sold out, colourful version) – https://www2.hm.com/de_de/productpage.0924873001.html
Rectangular fluffy cushion cover – https://www2.hm.com/de_de/productpage.0829313002.html
Fairy lights (battery-powered) – https://www.ikea.com/de/de/p/utsund-lichterkette-12-led-fuer-draussen-batteriebetrieben-schwarz-00421133/
Watering can – https://www.ikea.com/de/de/p/vattenkrasse-giesskanne-schwarz-goldfarben-80497440/
Below are links to the other pieces I bought for the balcony. I DO NOT RECOMMEND this store as the pieces, although look beautiful, all came with defects and were delayed by almost 2 months (even though shipping itself was already supposed to take 1 month). Customer service is also pretty much non-existent. Purchase with caution~!
Outdoor rug – https://www.sklum.com/de/kaufen-garten-teppiche/90407-arcila-gartenteppich.html?id_c=175848
Solar powered rattan light – https://www.sklum.com/de/kaufen-aussenlampen/90371-fenri-outdoor-led-solartischlampe.html?id_c=175806
Blanket – https://www.sklum.com/de/kaufen-decken-und-plaids/80616-karierte-baumwolldecke-viana.html?id_c=158123
Sofa base – https://www.sklum.com/de/kaufen-chill-out-sofa/73806-dhel-wood-modular-sofabasis.html?id_c=145492
Sofa cushion – https://www.sklum.com/de/kaufen-chill-out-sofa/6307-kissen-dhel-doppelt.html?id_c=14697
T I M E S T A M P S ⏰
0:00 prologue | the before
1:09 chapter 1 | refinishing ikea patio tiles
4:50 chapter 2 | privacy fence + ivy trellis wall
7:13 chapter 3 | repotting plants
9:30 chapter 4 | adding furniture
11:21 chapter 5 | the reveal
F A Q
camera: canon g7x mark ii // gopro hero 9 // iphone 11 pro
editing software: adobe premiere pro 2021
digital art/drawing timelapses: ipad air 4th gen + procreate 5
M U S I C 🎶
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summer cologne – kelsey kuan – https://thmatc.co/?l=562EEF97
call me out tiger – velvet moon – https://www.epidemicsound.com/track/eOjRngNjZM/
the things you do – wildson ft. frida winsth – https://www.epidemicsound.com/track/R92lbGgpZU/
this love of mine – l.m. styles – https://www.epidemicsound.com/track/i63UuKGHqb/
kings and queens – ramin ft. staffan carlén – https://www.epidemicsound.com/track/yAfgpjQi9M/
golden things – kylie dailey – https://www.epidemicsound.com/track/gDpE2vKY2e/q
wow, it looks so pretty at night.
I love the black plant stands but didn’t leave any rust on your balcony
THIS MONSOON PLANT MORE TREES. #greenkyari
Wow, nice job!! Where’d did you get that basket lamp?? So nice
FAQ: What do you do when it rains?
We don’t get that much rain into our balcony, because there is a "roof" aka the balcony of our upstairs neighbour. Also, it’s slanted and slopes downwards so the water slowly trickles away.
Either way, I made sure almost everything there is uv + waterproof – from the rug to anything wood (using outdoor stain). If we know there’s gna be the slightest chance of rain, we’ll place a waterproof tarp over the entire bbq + table, and cushions are brought indoors. It takes only 1 minute to protect the balcony 🙂
FAQ: Doesn’t it get dusty?
Not really… It’s pretty easy to maintain since it’s such a small space. We find it gets dustier inside our house than outside, lol.
FAQ: What about winter?
In the winter we bring everything in. In Germany a lot of old buildings like ours have basement storage units (it’s like 3 to 4 sqm of space) so we can put everything away, and restore it once the weather gets warmer again. A lot of people who have fully decked out balconies bring their furniture in during the winter too!
Very lovely. Job well done 👍👍👍
How do you spray things on your balcony without getting it everywhere. I tried even with a tarp and the spray literally went everywhere
Soo beautiful and lots of patience and hardwork turns out to a beautiful space
Hi! Really great DIY, is there a list of what you bought? I think I recognize everything from Ikea but I was especially interested in the pallet sofa frame- I have four pallets from target I’d like to use as an outdoor lounge bed ☁️
Que vídeo satisfatório, passa uma paz tão grande 🙏🏻 o lugar ficou lindo e aconchegante, eu amei!!
Hey this was an amazing video to experience. I noticed you didn’t include the grill on the list of items. Where do you guys get it?
Hey I have a tip for your tiles, instead of fixing them every year, you can put them inside after the summer, so they don’t get any bad affects from the cold and wet winter! It’s easy with them because you just have to click.
Trilha sonora?? Qual nome das músicas ?
It is absolutely beautiful. I’ve been wanting to decorate my balcony. I have a couple of concerns. It’s still outdoors and furniture needs to be dusted more often, right? And what about rain? Any concerns?
One direction of the x 😭
Where did you purchase the ivy? Love it!
Hi, where did you get the command? strip from? I also live in Munich and these things I kind of get lost with. I’d rather hang this way than drill too… Thanks!
Waw just WAW
Really love it.
Que bonito !! Mi balcón es muy pequeño y debo reformarlo me has dado alguna idea. Muchas gracias y enhorabuena por tu magnífico trabajo
It’s beautiful well done 👏
Very nice, thank you
So beautiful! You have so many wonderful talents!
Love it! So many cute touches! Luv the rug at 9:44 Funny quote at 9:55
"Old man noises." Lol…you (viewer) almost miss that humor if you aren’t watching carefully enough.
Esse vídeo deixou meu coração aquecido ❤️
What is the polka dot plant called?
Wonderful 🙂- and: woow, the outdoor rug ist sooooo beautiful❣ It would be so nice on my terrasse. Please tell me where I can get it.
1. Stain doesn’t protect, it just brings out the wood grain. Some stain claims to have protectants… well, I guess an umbrella protects against bullets too, just not very well.
2. Consider covering all wood, especially the floor tiles, with polyurethane. Follow directions and the stained wood will look great.
Again, nice tansition.
Can’t wait to have my own room, since I live with my grandma, n I always sleep at the sofa in the living room..
I absolutely love it! Does anyone know the measurements of the balcony? I’ll have my own one I a bit of time and I’m wondering how much inspiration I can draw from them 😊
Lovely video! I just discovered this channel and I love it so far.
Just want to address the invasive mint real quick- it’s true. I planted mint with some basil and parsley, not knowing that mint is basically a weed when planted with anything else, and soon I had a huge pot absolutely covered in big mint leaves. Needless to say, I now have three jars of dried mint in my pantry and almost no basil or parsley- beware! 😂
Hello, I know its a old video, but Which Parkside AKKUschrauber are you using here? THanks
Wow really breathtaking . I love the look and it’s not over done
It’s too hot
Hi, thank you for sharing your video 🙂 How are you doing? Beautiful & cozy balcony you have! Just wanna ask something..what do you do when the rug gets soiled / wet during raining days? I’m also in the midst of my balcony makeover..Btw, I’m writing from KL, Malaysia. Take care! Have a blessed life together 😉 God bless.
so refreshing to see the balcony
The train was the cherry on top. Like a Miyazaki film
Very sweet! Love it! Love you guys as a couple! ❤
The end is so amazing 🤩