Choosing you interior canopy

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Trendy, the interior canopy is a solution to decorate the space of your home. It gives a certain originality and preserves the natural luminosity. However, the choice of a canopy requires some details to consider.

Glass roof, presentation and materials

The interior canopy can be presented in several ways. There are all types: depending on your budget, the material used, the size,… Here are the main components of traditional glass:

Wood: Wood is known to be a very good insulator. It is usually located in the frame or frame of the canopy.

Steel: This material has many different qualities than wood. It benefits from quality finishing work and its virtue is essentially aesthetic. On the other hand, steel is very expensive but it allows you to expose a contemporary and modern style to the whole of your housing.

Aluminium: This lightweight and powerful material can be combined with all types of glass. Aluminium interior canopies have the advantage of being inexpensive and durable.

Installation and advice

After selecting the glass of your choice according to the technical configuration and the material, I invite you to be vigilant about any technical obstacles.

First, check if there are no wires obstructing the future location of the canopy. Some accessories are more than annoying to install (switches or electrical sockets,…).
You must also take precautions with your walls. If it turns out that the wall chosen is a load-bearing wall, the competence of a mason is more than necessary. Indeed, he will study the reliability of the opening project.

Underfloor heating can also be a major constraint. The fixing cannot then be done by drilling through the floor and the use of a strong adhesive is your only way out.

During the realization of the opening, I advise you to see the opening dimensions upwards. Count about 5 mm more than your canopy on each side.

Canopies, realization and prices

The installation and construction of a canopy must be carried out by professionals. The classic offer is found in DIY establishments, as well as on the websites of the professionals in question.
The prices vary according to the value of the glass roof, the quality of the glass, the structure, the brand and also the material.

Count approximately 150€ for a standard model, 600€ for a canopy with two modular panels, and 1000€ per m² on average for a canopy made by an artist.
An interior canopy can bring a lot of cachet to your home. Trendy and trendy, the installation of the canopy must be carried out by professionals. In addition, certain criteria must be taken into account, such as the choice of materials, price, etc.

Optimize your balcony

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More than 20% of the population has a balcony or terrace (source: PromoJardin). In the city, this small piece of space is often a criterion of choice. The balcony can become a real paradise with some design and decoration ideas.

Optimize your garden corner

Nowadays, there is a multitude of materials to change or sublimate your balcony. In addition to the furnishings, the lucky owner of a balcony can also decorate the floor and wall.



  • Artificial turf recreates a very natural country atmosphere without the inconvenience of real grass. It is rotproof, UV-resistant and maintenance-free and waterproof.
  • Tiling is also a practical solution. It comes in different shapes and is still the easiest to clean.
  • The deck boards, on the other hand, have the advantage of raising the balcony by a few centimetres and are available in pine or composite wood.
  • Clip-on tiles have the advantage of being lightweight and easy to use. They are available in several sizes and are made of wood, composite and even natural stone.



To make the balcony a separate room, it can be furnished with bookshelves, colourful decorations or candles with a variety of scents. You can use paintings, paintings or watercolours as you wish to add an undeniable artistic touch. You can also hang a few paper suspensions.

Creating a discreet and intimate place

The balcony in the city can be an undeniable luxury and a real added value. However, the opposite side can become a major drawback. There are some tricks to preserve your little corner of paradise from prying eyes and thus keep your privacy.



It is the most popular privacy screen. It protects from the gaze of others without major loss of luminosity. In PVC, straw or wood, it is easy to install and cheaper. It is a material sensitive to weather, U. V. and wind.


Made of natural wood, woven bamboo, varnished or painted, it is a privacy screen that allows an original and durable decoration over time.


The final touch – Development Ideas

  • In order to create a comfortable and convivial place, it may be wise to trade the classic garden table for outside cushions such as colored and soft poufs, which will prove to be a real invitation to relaxation. They are available in all sizes and are high quality, waterproof and stain resistant.
  • Solar lamps, at nightfall, provide a soft and warm light. The advantage is that they do not require any electrical installation!
  • Gardening on its balcony in town is possible with wood panels to be planted. There are also portable basket planters with water drainage.
  • In order to keep the light in good condition while protecting yourself from the sun, using bay leaves or boxwood is a solution: their dense foliage all year round protects them from the wind and guarantees extra safety for children.


In short, don’t neglect this little corner which can become a very strange place, even in town.

Optimizing a small bathroom

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The bathroom is a space often sacrificed for other living rooms. It is also worth considering, if only by using tricks to give it an impression of space.

Playing materials

To give a small bathroom a grand effect, the first thing to do is to choose white as the colour of the flooring. Alternatively, you can also choose other shades, but always clear to bring in the light. Indeed, light means space. It must penetrate your bathroom, from floor to ceiling. The use of materials such as a canopy also helps to bring in light and free up space, not to mention the fact that it is a very trendy option.

If your bathroom must remain opaque to preserve your privacy, nothing prevents it from capturing the maximum amount of light. This is also why it is advisable to place one or more mirrors in each corner of your walls. The larger they are, the greater the optical effect produced.

Choosing the right furniture

A small bathroom should be furnished in a stylish, yet refined way. Overhead and fluid lines should be preferred to oversized styles, which are more suitable for large areas. Thus, the best is to choose compact cupboards, suspended to free the space, with pastel colors, sliding, without wrists… The idea is to make it simple to give a more airy look to the whole.

Storage also helps to free up space in your bathroom. Your washbasin plan should stay clear. To do this, it is best to leave the accessories well stored in the cupboards. These must be well compartmentalized and allow for easy storage.

Even your toilet should be minimalist. Hanging models free your floor and are less imposing than standing toilets. Added to this is the fact that it is a more contemporary and aesthetic option. Lighting can also give your bathroom space. Choose discreet, recessed references that give soft or even indirect light. Furniture fixtures are also preferred.

Using dimensions

A small bathroom should be arranged in such a way as to optimize space. So it’s all about organization. If you can’t move in a generous surface, you can always fall back on the visual effect.

For example, the Italian shower rather than the bathtub will be chosen to save space. For an additional optical effect, it will be delimited by a glass wall. However, if you want to have a bathtub, it must be recessed in the floor to clear the view towards the window that could face it.

On the floor, large and very light tiles or equally large slats are preferred instead of a floor covering made up of small elements.


In the end, a small bathroom can easily look larger. It is enough to use trompe-l’ oeil and optimize its space with good furnishing.