Outdoor relaxation isn’t just for those with big backyards. Here’s our top tips for setting up your balcony this summer.
How to Enjoy Your Balcony this Summer
As summer days draw nearer, warm weather beckons and opening up your balcony doors can become a prime opportunity to bring a piece of the outside world in. For many apartment and flat dwellers, a balcony can act as a peaceful oasis for relaxation, alfresco dining or simply a breath of fresh air.
Inner city balconies can be both small and uninspiring, but they don’t have to feel claustrophobic. There a few simple things you can do to create an inviting and cozy atmosphere that looks great.
Adding furniture will increase your balcony’s appeal as a place to linger over a cup of coffee. Furnish your balcony as you would any other room of your home with chairs, benches, stools and a table. Get creative; repurposing wooden crates and mix in mismatched furniture to create a unique look distinct from the rest of your home. From there, the addition of soft furnishings such as cushions, throws, rugs and candles will add comfort and coziness.
‘Get creative; repurposing wooden crates and mix in mismatched furniture to create a unique look distinct from the rest of your home.’
Plants can also be a magnificent mood lifter, counterbalancing urban landscapes with much needed lush greenery. When challenged for space, building vertically by mounting plants to the balcony rail or walls will create a whimsical hanging garden, drawing eyes upward. Planter boxes are also recommended for balcony herb gardens and will do wonders for adding visual interest as well as enhancing the flavour of your summer meals.
While a small balcony space can often be viewed as limiting, it is also an opportunity to get creative with furnishings and plants. With summer in full bloom, now is the perfect time to maximise your outdoor space for immediate enjoyment.
Your outdoor haven awaits.
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2 – Source: Nicole Lamotte for One King’s Lane
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