Create a beautiful balcony retreat
If you live in an urban apartment or condominium, warm weather means relaxing on your patio or balcony - a small space to enjoy nature. Balconies don’t have to be bland and boring, but can serve as additional entertaining space or a haven to escape to. To help create a beautiful balcony retreat, consider the following tips collected by a team with Home Depot Canada:
Investigate building restrictions. There may be restrictions on how residents can decorate or furnish their balconies, usually in place to maintain esthetics as well as adhere to building codes. Before beginning any balcony project, consult your superintendent or condo committee for further details.
Be-deck and be-dazzle. Consider installing decorative stick tiles or wood deck flooring on the balcony to cover up the concrete and create a more inviting space.
A table built for two. A bistro table with two chairs is a great way to entertain on your balcony without overcrowding the space. Wrought iron or cane furniture is a popular choice.
Welcome wicker. Wicker furniture has changed a lot in the past few years from the traditional white that you would find in your grandmother’s sunroom.
This durable and outdoors-friendly furniture material can come in a variety of colours, including brick red and chocolate brown, and can be accompanied with comfy, durable pillows.
Go green. Decorate your balcony with bonsai, suspended baskets for trailing plants, terracotta figurines and urns. These small touches can make this space warmer and more intimate.