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How to turn your balcony into an instant cinema

Up the spontaneity! Moving an ordinary activity to a new setting can be a surprisingly refreshing experience. Is it a beautiful evening out? Stage a film night on your balcony.

Woman and a man sitting on a balcony in a SVANÖ arbor bench with a running film projector on a side table in front of them.

Go collect your favourite snacks

Without queues to stand in or transport required, you need a minimum of preparation. One sets up the projector, the other gets suitable food and drink. Maybe invite a neighbour or two?

Hang screen, let opening credits roll

A shower curtain on a rod makes a great ad hoc film screen. Or use a sheet and some drawing pins. To make it breeze-proof, tighten it with weights (if the surface behind it is right, magnets work wonders).

In the afterglow of a good day

Film night or not, some solar-powered lamps are a first-aid kit for your balcony cosy. Let them harness sunlight during the day, and you’ll set the mood just right whenever opportunity calls.

We love to see our customers get creative with our products. Go for it! But please note that altering or modifying IKEA products so they can no longer be re-sold or used for their original purpose, means the IKEA commercial guarantees and your right to return the products will be lost.