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If you live in an apartment, it usually means that you cannot boast of having your own courtyard or garden. But you should not be upset because of that fact! You have a balcony and this is the space you can make use of in the best manner!
In case you are ready to turn your apartment balcony into a real outdoor oasis, these five tips will help you to make your dreams come true.
Be Wise When Using Your Space
Would you like your balcony to be a special place for a lounge time or a space where you can work when it’s summer time? First of all, you have to make a decision concerning the function of the space upfront. This will save you both – money and time.
Give Preference to the Right Furniture
If you wish your balcony to be a place for entertainment, make certain to invest in sturdy outdoor dining. Specialists recommend using the so-called rule of thumb when choosing the most suitable size. Just do the simple chair test: is it easy for you to pull the chairs from the table and then comfortably sit down?
If you want to turn your balcony into a special place for relaxation after a long and hard-day, then make sure to pick up outdoor armchairs or lounges.
And finally, no matter what you are going to turn your balcony into, it is highly recommended to purchase quality and weather-resistant materials. Note that all cushion covers should be both easily removable as well as washable.
Add a Touch of Greenery
A container garden will make your garden shine in a new light. Just make sure to go green by using small or large pots (depending on the size of the balcony) and very soon you will see that it will also add a touch of nature and style to your outdoor place.
When it’s time to choose the most suitable plants, think about how much sun your balcony receives from the dawn till the nightfall – you do not want to select plants that are in need of sunlight all the time in case your balcony is in the shade most of the time. In addition to that, you also need to consider the fact that the plants usually dry out fast in the pots and some of them are in need of everyday care and attention.
The Backdrop of Your Balcony
In case the balcony backdrop is a brick or rendered wall, it is a good idea to add some personal touch to it using decorative screening. The marketing offers a great assortment of possible solutions – aesthetically satisfying and moderately priced screens, from laser-cut steel to wooden and bamboo items.
Art Is Your Best Friend!
Although the balcony is outside of your home, it still requires some art! Just like a screen, art will turn uninteresting wall into a masterpiece. In case your balcony size is far from being huge, leave the art behind and give your preference to a large mirror. It will double the size of the space in a twinkle of an eye!
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