Dressing up your Patio
Having a condo style balcony does not have to be a drag. A little attention can turn it into a favourite outdoor hangout too! There are a few things to keep in mind before you revamp your outdoor space.
For starters, the materials you choose for furnishings are super important and can be the difference between a soggy mess and a long-lasting outdoor investment. Materials like resin wicker, wrought iron, teak, and plastic can handle most of the elements nature throws at them.
Aside from furniture, there are a few other elements that will help make your balcony shine. Plants are a great addition for spicing up your space. Flowers in pots that do not drain water onto your balcony and plants like bamboo, and fresh herbs are all perfect for your outdoor oasis.
Bring the indoors out.
Who says you have to stick to "outdoor" furniture? A fun idea is to use patio chair covers. Adding a rug to your outdoor space is super cozy. Plus, you can add a pop of colour or a unique pattern to make the space more exciting. Throw in some decorative outdoor pillows to give your décor a personal touch. If you have the room, why not add a spot for both dining and lounging?
Throw in pops of colour.
Paint a flowerpot cherry red, throw around some teal cushions or incorporate bright blooms to add visual interest. Incorporating small, colourful elements makes it easy and inexpensive to change things up season to season, or even week to week, depending how quickly you get bored!
Get fancy with it!
Most balconies come standard with a simple and basic cement floor. You can make it your own with outdoor tiles that snap into place and can easily be removed for winter or if you move out. The wood version has a warm and natural appeal, but you can also go with their fancier click-into-place patterned porcelain tile. Adding a Moroccan style mosaic pattern can really spice up the look.
Light it up.
Sparkling string lights add atmospheric magic, making your space feel like a charming outdoor café. Solar lights are an ecofriendly alternative, and a great option if there's no electrical outlet outside. Find other creative ways to illuminate your balcony space like the warm candlelight from battery charged lanterns or the peaceful flickering light from battery charged candles.
What You Need to Know Before Getting Started.
Certain types of furniture or materials may not be permitted in your building and you may need to get permission for the balcony ideas you have planned. KG Group's property managers are always available to discuss any changes you would like to make in your suite or on your balcony.
Curating a balcony retreat can dramatically improve your outdoor living experience — even more so during challenging times (such as a pandemic). Regardless of what aesthetic you choose, your outdoor sanctuary is a terrific way to create a mini-escape from the comfort of your own home.