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Simple Tips to Upgrade Your Balcony This Spring

  • Barrington
  • May 16, 2022

Having a bit of outdoor space is a blessing.  And even if you only have a small balcony in your apartment, spending time outside in the fresh air can improve your mood significantly. However, after the winter, you may need to give your outside space a refresh, if not an upgrade. As a result, we thought of some simple tips to upgrade your balcony this spring. We have some creative balcony decoration ideas to help you make the most of your outdoor space. With a little TLC, your balcony will become your new favorite spot in your home.

Clean and clear your balcony

After the winter months, you probably need to give your balcony a deep cleaning. After all, water and wind may have made a mess on it. You probably need to declutter it as most of us use our balconies as storage spaces during the winter months.

After the balcony is clear and you give it a good scrub, you can start thinking about how to decorate it. After all, it’s much easier to have a clear vision of what you can do with a clear space when compared to a cluttered one.

Change the flooring on your balcony

Depending on the use your balcony will have, you can have different types of flooring. For instance, if it will be your relaxation oasis, you can opt for faux grass. This type of flooring will prevent the floor from heating up during the hot summer. Not to mention that it can be a chic touch for a greener balcony. If you want to make your outdoor space cozy and intimate, you can choose to use place rugs over them.

However, ensure that your drainage system is in good working order and that your floors do not flood on rainy days. Too much water can ruin any type of flooring, so proper drainage is essential.

Make it green

One of the simplest tips to upgrade your balcony this spring is to make it green. Plants can improve the beauty of any space, but they are especially effective on a balcony. Being under direct sunlight will help them thrive and grow strong and healthy. Furthermore, if you have enough room, you can grow almost anything. Everything from herbs and flowers to veggies and vines, for example, can find a home on your lovely balcony. Plant them in tiny pots, wall planters, hanging pots, or any other vessel you have at hand. Plant them on time, water them, and trim them as necessary, and you will have your perfect heavenly oasis of nature.

Light up your balcony

A balcony can be a great place to spend time outside and refresh on hot days or warm evenings when a breeze is just what you need to chill. However, sitting in the dark is not quite what we would have in mind. As a result, you can use light to make your balcony look like something straight from a fairyland. Or you could make it feel like the most romantic place on earth. Just place the correct lighting and you can enjoy the desired atmosphere from your balcony each evening. For instance, you can use fairy lights and battery powered candles if you prefer a dimmer light that allows you to gaze at the stars. Just ensure that the brightness and color of the light are pleasant and your balcony doesn’t look like a lighthouse.

Furnish your balcony properly

Don’t be too hasty when choosing the furniture for your balcony. You should choose furniture with care, just like you would for the rest of your home. First and foremost, you should not buy anything until you have measured the space and have a clear idea of how you want to decorate it. If you purchase furniture before that, you might not have enough room for it. In addition, choose pieces that complement the ambiance you want for your balcony. For instance, get a coffee table and comfy seats if you want a welcoming tea time spot. Also, you could get a swing or rocking chair if you like sitting and relaxing outdoors.

However, be careful about what type of furniture you choose for your balcony. We recommend that you use pieces that are intended for outdoor usage or can handle a little rain now and then.

Accessorize

Now that everything is in place, it’s time to make the space your own. And the best way to personalize a room is to add your favorite touches.  A comfy pillow, some throw blankets, or a potted succulent should do the trick.  After all, no one says that decor is only for the inside of your home!  Now you are ready to enjoy your outdoor oasis!

 

Source: blog.apartmentsearch.com/tips

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