Tips To Decorate Your Balcony This Summer
Torontonians definitely want to make the most of their outdoor space, to get maximum enjoyment during this gorgeous summer weather. If you’re thoughtful about how you furnish your balcony, you’ll look forward to using it morning to night. We’ve rounded up some great ideas to help decorate your balcony; it may just become your new favourite place to be.
Start by assessing the amount of space you have and thinking about how you’d like to use it. You might want deep, cushioned seating for hours spent lounging and reading or prefer a more formal cafe-style bistro set for cocktails and outdoor dining. Whatever your priority, be sure to find the most comfortable seating; this will ensure you’ll be able to spend as much time on your balcony as possible this summer.
A Solid Surface
To make your balcony a usable space you’ll want at least one solid surface within arm’s reach. This could be a small side table, stool, or ottoman, and if you’ve got ample room you can use more than one option. You’ll want a place to rest any food and drinks, especially if you plan to use the area for entertaining.
Flooring That Feels Good Underfoot
Consider all of the senses when designing your outdoor space. Be sure to include a textural element for the flooring, either a small area carpet or easy-to-install deck tiles. It’s a great way to add pattern and style, and will really help tie all of your decorative elements together. It can also make the space feel like a natural extension of your home. Choose flooring that feels great underfoot.
Lighting For Atmosphere
When decorating your balcony, you can immediately up the wow factor with a few simple and inexpensive lighting touches. Hang some string lights and display a solar candle or two and you’ve instantly created a warm and welcoming space. LED outdoor lanterns or table lamps are another great option, helping you create layers of lighting in addition to your exterior wall sconce.
To bring your balcony to life and give it some vibrancy, add some greenery as a final touch. This could be in the form of plants, flowers, grasses, or small potted trees, whatever you are drawn to. It’s the perfect way to introduce splashes of colour, or you can go modern and streamlined with a uniform colour palette. You can hang window boxes along the railing, or grow climbing flowers along a trellis leaned against the wall.
It doesn’t take much to transform a standard balcony into a truly inviting outdoor space. Start small by adding one element at a time and before you know it you’ll have a brand new room to enjoy. Thanks for reading and don’t forget to follow the MOD Developments blog for more home decor tips.