If you live in a condo or an apartment building, you know how important your balcony is. As we’ve all been spending more time at home, having a balcony is a great way to spend some time outdoors without having to leave your unit. Now that the weather is finally starting to warm up, you should spruce up your balcony.
Let’s assume you’ve already taken the time to clean off your balcony. If you haven’t already done so, you can follow the tips in this article. With a fresh and clean space, you can get started on making your balcony a special outdoor space for you.
Ideal Seating for You
The right seating is very important to your balcony. Since it’s unlikely that you’ll be entertaining out there any time soon, you should focus on seating ideal for you. Instead of a bistro table and chairs that you never use, you may wish to replace them with a single chaise lounge. This way you have room to stretch out, read a book or listen to music, all while enjoying the sunshine.
It’s becoming more common for condo owners to add a swinging seat or a hammock to their balconies. Rattan “egg-shaped” chairs are also gaining popularity online for both condo and homeowners. Don’t be afraid to invest in more luxurious outdoor furniture commonly found in backyards. If you have the space for it on your balcony and it makes you happy, go for it!
Bring Indoor Comforts Outside
Spring is a transitional season, especially in Canada. One day can be sunny and hot, and the next there could be a rain or hail storm. For those chillier spring days, you may want to bring some of your indoor comforts outside. These could be things like throw pillows and blankets, your favourite scented candle, or even a rug.
While we don’t recommend you bring your expensive indoor rugs outside, you can always find an affordable outdoor rug online. This way when it’s inevitably rained on, it will not be damaged. The idea here is to extend your indoor living space to your balcony so that it’s just as comfortable as your living room.
Get Into Gardening
Whether your condo balcony gets morning or afternoon sun, there’s always an opportunity to add some plants. Instead of traditional planter boxes, think about going vertical with your garden. You can take advantage of any partition walls between you and your neighbours to create it. You can go for succulents that require little work, add an herb garden for fresh spring meals, or add your favourite flowers and plants.
Adding greenery to your balcony will encourage you to spend more time out there tending to your plants. This way you’ll get fresh air, some much-needed vitamin D, and you’ll have a new hobby! Look for inspiration online for the perfect balcony garden set up for you and start planting.
Try to make the most out of your outdoor space no matter how big or small it is. By adding seating you’ll actually use, bringing out some indoor comforts, and getting into gardening, you can create your own outdoor oasis. The best part is that you can totally customize your balcony so that it’s perfect for you. If you need any help creating your perfect balcony, you can reach out to pros on HomeStars.