How to Create an Outdoor Oasis on Your Apartment Balcony
May 9, 2019
Summer is right around the corner (although it seems like it is taking FOREVER this year) and we all can’t wait to spend some much needed time outside. Want to make your patio the perfect summer hangout this year? Look no further, we’ve got 6 great tips and a round up of fabulous options for how to make your apartment balcony the perfect summer outdoor oasis!
1. Invest in a Table and Seating
Whether it be a cozy outdoor loveseat or some cute foldable chairs, you’re definitely going to want to get some seating for your patio so you can max and relax in the space! Foldable chairs are a great option if you want them to be able to collapse so you can make room for other outdoor activities (balcony yoga, anyone?!) and a small bistro set is perfect to make sure your patio won’t look too cluttered!
2. Add a Pop of Color or a Pattern with an Outdoor Rug
Outdoor rugs can completely change a patio space, by adding both color to the area and a fun pattern! We would highly recommend getting an outdoor rug for a quick update to your patio space! They’re extra great because they prevent anything from falling through your patio boards onto your neighbor’s balcony, as well. Check out this fun outdoor rug option at World Market!
3. Add Greenery
If you have plants already, they will love being able to be outside for the summer while the weather allows! If you don’t, your patio is a perfect excuse to splurge on a fun houseplant! Adding some greenery to the space will help to brighten it up and bring the outdoors closer to you. Head locally to the Bruce Company or over to Home Depot for some awesome patio plant options! You’ll even be able to make your patio space more fun with a pretty pot or hanging planter!
4. Hang String Lights
Some soft white cafe lights will instantly bring a warm, cozy vibe to your patio! They’re a must if you plan to spend evenings out on the patio and will make it the perfect summer hangout space! Can anyone say ‘happy hour’?! You’ll want to make sure you use Command Hooks to ensure you don’t do any damage to the exterior of the building. We love the vintage feel of these cafe lights you can find at Target!
5. Throw Pillows
If you’re really feeling adventurous, or if your patio furniture has seen better days, perk it up with a fun outdoor throw pillow! These throw pillows will help add color or a great pattern to the space. It will give your patio an instant face lift! Another option is instead of doing patio furniture, try some outdoor poufs and floor cushions for the ultimate boho vibe!
6. Purchase an Electric Grill
Electric Grills are an easy, safe way to bring the fun of grilling to your outdoor patio! There are lots of great choices on the market for electric grills! Check out some great options at Ace Hardware and Home Depot!
How are some ways you are planning to spruce up your patio/balcony for summertime?