3 Simple Steps to Making Your Apartment Balcony Cute & Comfy
If you live in a college apartment, or in a big city like San Francisco where your balcony is the only chill, relaxing outdoor space in your home (anywhere), you must make the most of it. You can even make your balcony another living room which would expand your 2x2 indoor space! Just imagine that. Many people leave their balconies abandoned and bored, including me for a while, but you can easily make your balcony as comfy and cute as your living room. Trust me, after your balcony redo, you will want to spend more time outdoors reading a book or talking to friends.
Here are some tips on how to make the most out of your balcony:
1. Plants, Plants, Plants
Living in a big city or apartment means there is probably not much greenery or nature around you. If you are a nature gal or guy(or even if you aren’t) you can add plants to your balcony to make it more aesthetically pleasing and add more life. Besides looking hip and trendy in your home, plants have the power to calm you down and reduce your stress. Add plants to your balcony so that you can go hangout with them after work and relax. You could even get vegetable plants that will serve as your produce and your decoration. Boom…no more expensive, organic veggie purchases. Your produce is self-sustained on your balcony.
Now, you might be thinking where you are going to fit so much greenery on your small balcony?!
Get unique storage shelves, like ZUO’s Stair Shelf where you can put multiple plants on the shelves and turn it into your own little garden. The plant layering will look amazing and also allow you to have more green. If you don’t want to get shelves or any other furniture storage pieces, you can put them on your windowsill or your balcony railing (if its big enough). You can honestly put them anywhere with a fun planter and they will spice up your home. Check out ZUO’s planters for some unique ideas.
If you have enough space on your balcony, add furniture. Consider adding a daybed which will make your balcony just as comfortable as your bed so that you can hang out outside at any time of the day and relax – whether it’s for your morning coffee or to gaze out at the stars, your bed will be there for you. ZUO has multiple daybeds with ultra-plush cushions and throw pillows to make sure you are in comfort. If you want to get furniture, but a daybed is too extra, maybe consider getting an outdoor armchair or mini sofa. These furniture pieces can be just as comfortable and complete your balcony aesthetic. If you are feeling adventurous, you can add an outdoor rug to ground the space. Sitting on a comfy armchair, surrounded by plants and some fun lights, on a balcony with a view sounds amazing right about now.
If you are someone who works all day long or likes being outside on some nights (most of us), consider adding lighting to your balcony. Lighting can be as simple as some string lights on your balcony railing or strung above you with dim lighting. Lighting will add so much personality to your space. Another option for lighting, if you don’t want to do string lights or you want to add more lighting is lanterns. Lanterns add to the design of your space and can create a romantic, relaxing mood. ZUO has many décor lantern options that you should check out. Lighting will add to the overall aesthetic of your balcony, whether it’s BoHo chic or modern, it will add to any style home. It will also be functional and allow you to see while you read a book or hang out with friends. Like in any space…lighting is key.
Don’t leave your balcony lonely and abandoned, you can make it comfy, cozy, and cute for any time of the year! Use these steps to make your balcony another living room, you can single handedly expand your apartment…Try it.