Apartments and condos with a balcony or patio are a wonderful place to relax and unwind during the spring, summer or fall. Yet, many apartment dwellers don’t take advantage of these wonderful outdoor amenities. That’s unfortunate because they’re essentially extra living spaces that offer all kinds of possibilities that can’t be experienced inside the apartment or condo.
To make the most of your outdoor space, we’ve put together a quick guide on how to decorate your condo or apartment balcony and patio to create a wonderful outdoor experience!
Make It A Multi-Purpose Hangout
Apartment or condo balconies/patios are the perfect place to catch some rays, lounge with a new bestseller, or enjoy a meal during perfect weather. If your outdoor space is large enough, you can use the space to do all three of those things – and more!
Balconies or patios that offer ample room can be easily transformed into a first-rate multi-purpose hangout with the right furniture and decor. Add a small table and chair set to create the perfect outdoor dining experience. Angle a lounge chair in the corner to create the perfect place to soak up some sun, take an afternoon nap or catch up on your reading. Finish with an end table or two and small outdoor throw rug to tie the whole outdoor space together.
Create Your Own Little Cafe
Love to greet the day with a morning cup of coffee? Like to take your dog along for a trip to a pet-friendly coffee shop for a scone and a treat? How can you still enjoy those moments during those days when you don’t want to leave home? Easy! Turn your balcony or patio into your own private outdoor cafe!
Perfect for smaller balconies and patios, an outdoor cafe setting simply requires a small steel bistro table, two folding chairs and a small bluetooth speaker to play your favorite early morning music (at a reasonable volume, of course). Just add a machine-washable outdoor pet bed and metal water dish for your doggie, and you’re all set!
Design a Gratifying Green Space
When some of your favorite plant species don’t do well indoors, don’t worry. You can give them a happy home on your balcony or patio!
You can effectively use your available outdoor space to create your own relaxing green space. Hang large plants above using iron stands or any available hooks that may be installed. Line your balcony’s perimeter with railing planters for smaller plants, flowers and herbs. If there’s room, add a small bistro table with folding chairs or a comfy lounger so you can relax among all the greenery and colors.
Helpful hint: Keep a watering can near the edge of your outdoor space to collect rainwater that you can use to water your plants and flowers during dry conditions.
Feel inspired? Are you already thinking about the abundance of opportunities you have to decorate your condo or apartment balcony and patio to create your perfect spring and summer sanctuary?
If so, you’ll be happy to know that many of Allan Domb Real Estate’s popular properties (The Dorchester, The Rittenhouse and the Western Union Building to name just a few) feature spacious balconies just waiting to be transformed into your ultimate outdoor space!
To learn more about our available properties, contact Allan Domb Real Estate today to speak with one of our attentive representatives!