Nothing goes to waste! It’s what people usually say when it comes to being frugal but it’s also not a bad philosophy when it comes to getting the most out of your apartment. After all, you’ve done the apartment hunting, you signed the lease, you probably hassled your friends and family to help you move your belongings, and now it is time to ensure you are getting everything out of your apartment, and that includes utilizing your balcony space. Below are 5 ways you can get the most out of your balcony
1) Declutter Your Balcony
Cluttered balconies are no fun at all. Small, cluttered balcony areas might as well serve as a storage space. But there’s a way to ensure your balcony doesn’t just serve as just another place to put your things that are in the way. In fact, you can free up more leg room with a smaller table, ideal for placing summer cocktails and small plates to share! Trust us. Once you’ve added some more space to your balcony, added some furniture, you’ll be chomping at the bit to invite friends over to see it for themselves.
2) Add Decor
There’s something about greenery that just makes a space more inviting. Adding small, leafy plants (like Philodendron and Boston Ferns) to your balcony would create the ideal, lush summer lounging area in your home. Or, you could opt for a few lavender or honey suckle plants for built-in fragrances which are proven to be stimulating. For an additional touch, use brightly colored pots to add a splash of fun to your outdoor décor.
3) Pillow Talk!
Along with adding some patio furniture to declutter your balcony, using pillows offers another avenue for decorating the balcony space. Combined with other touches of color, throw pillows will accentuate any other colors already existing on the patio.
4) Use an area rug!
There’s a way to make your balcony even more homelier, aside from adding decor and some furniture. There’s no better way to complement decor than adding a small small carpet; in fact, any carpet would add a nice, comforting touch to the balcony. It will also invite shoeless treks out to the lounging space which is perfect for summer nights.
5) A small bookshelf or bench with storage inside goes a long way!
Having more options of activities to do while on your patio will encourage more use of the space. Books, magazines, and speakers give an authentic opportunity to take your favorite indoor hobbies into a lush new escape. Small storage options like shelves also offer another opportunity for housing other little nic nacs and decorations without cramping the area!
You’ll see your patio seamlessly become comparable to another room in your apartment! The possibilities are endless once you utilize these few methods to get your started! Enjoy your summer and your new escape built into your apartment!