Spring is here and summer is just around the corner, which means it is time to create the outdoor space of your dreams. Regardless of the size of your apartment patio or balcony, there are small touches you can add to make it an inviting place for entertaining, relaxation or dining.
Add some greenery Plants are the perfect first step to freshen up your outdoor space. If you are really short on space, you could opt for a hanging planter that will add the lush feel you desire without taking up any floor space. If it is okay with your landlord, mounted planters that hang on the railing of your balcony can also look beautiful. If you have the space, add a select few potted plants in decorative pots or stands. Regardless of what you choose, be sure to pick a plant the can thrive based on how much sun your balance gets, from full to partial sunlight, to all shade/indirect light.
Comfortable seating It is fun to admire all of the beautiful outdoor dining sets and gazebos that are on display in practically every store this time of year. However, most apartments can’t accommodate the space these sets would occupy. Instead, look for small sets with perhaps two chairs and a small drink table. This size of set will still add comfort and will be perfect for enjoying drinks and appetizers outside.
A pop of color This is where you can add your own personality to the space! There are countless outdoor rugs to choose from in nearly every color and pattern. You can also add some coordinating pillows or cushions to tour chairs. Lastly, night time outdoor entertaining will be magical with some outdoor garden lights. These can be strung from above or along a railing.
You will be able to enjoy your outdoor space all spring and summer! Don’t forget to enjoy it as much as possible. Read a good book, relax with friends, and enjoy the warm weather.