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Balcony and patio ideas from South African homes

Aqeelah Bawa-Osman Aqeelah Bawa-Osman
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Have you thought about your perfect South African home, a place to relax and unwind with a comfortable environment and elegant surroundings? Your must-haves? Well, in this homify feature we look at all things patio and balcony related, adding chic style to that space of your home that communes with nature. 

Our team of professionals included 13 fantastic and eye catching patio and balcony inspirations, whether you live in a rural location or a high rise city apartment, your outdoor area can be fresh, colourful and attractive too. Let's take a look for some sensational tips and tricks.

1. Cosy comforts

Enjoy a simple summer afternoon in the sunshine on your patio, or use your indoor fireplace and cosy up with a good book.

2. Shaded space

If you have a small garden, then you may want to add a simple covering for shade and shelter from the elements.

3. Quaint exterior

How about incorporating some wicker furniture and soft accent colours for a cute and quaint balcony?

4. Under the cover

A wooden pergola will enhance that tropical island theme in your backyard, summer will never end for you and your family.

5. Dining area

New House for Developer:  Patios by Human Voice Architects
Human Voice Architects

New House for Developer

Human Voice Architects

Al fresco dining will make your next dinner party and awesome attraction! Now just think about ways to enhance your panoramic views.

6. Keep it simple

Estate living:  Patios by House of Decor
House of Decor

Estate living

House of Decor

Accent colours, striped sofas, lovely illumination and light wooden furniture can instantly upgrade a dull and dreary terrace.

7. At dusk

The patio area doesn't only need to be used throughout the day, consider planning your next holiday party outside and take advantage of the moon and stars.

8. The full package

A patio area with an indoor grill, full kitchen, dining area and gorgeous decor is the ultimate dream. This one is sleek and sophisticated, its spacious layout is great for a large and loud family.

9. Neutral shades

Riverclub Estate:  Patios by CKW Lifestyle
CKW Lifestyle

Riverclub Estate

CKW Lifestyle

You cannot go wrong with decorating your patio or balcony in neutral shade, but a patterned accent scatter cushion is simply chic too.

10. Wooden decor

Wooden furniture is great for a rustic decor and can add some character to a modern patio design too. This option includes a wooden deck, simple dining area and even an elegant pergola.

11. From the rooftop

 Patios by Specht Architects
Specht Architects

Cliff Dwelling

Specht Architects

If you have access to the rooftop of your building, then this would be the quintessential spot for a romantic evening for two. Make use of your space and include a gorgeous garden.

12. City sights

A balcony can be decorated with weather resistant seating and a wonderful wooden deck, keeping the city noise outside or bringing in the fresh air as needed.

13. Striking seating

Opt for a love seat and include a vertical garden for all your favourite blooms, herbs and scented flora. Have a look at these 11 pools for small yards

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