With the COVID-19 crisis showing no signs of abating and government advisories encouraging social distancing, chances are that you’ll be spending more time at home than at the office for the foreseeable future.
At first glance, balconies might not give you the scope and scale as a traditional garden, but there are many advantages to them. For one thing, if you live in an apartment with balcony, you have the advantage of looking out into a lushly planted courtyard that changes with the seasons without having to worry about its upkeep. And with a little clever arranging, a balcony can be the perfect private space for outdoor dining, lounging or people watching.
The first principle in furnishing your private balcony is to maintain some flexibility in the quantity and layout of your balcony furniture so the balcony can be rearranged as needed for different activities such as outdoor dining or relaxing with family and friends. Depending on your needs, stick to perhaps only one or two comfortable loungers or armchairs; folding seats that that can be stored away might do when you have guests.
Balconies are a great extension of your living space, and should be considered as such. Just as you would with your apartment’s interior, consider creating zones giving you a space to eat, a place to relax, etc. With great creativity, you can create something truly magical in even the tiniest of spaces.
If your formal sitting room opens up onto a balcony and features floor to ceiling glass doors or windows, make sure your balcony furniture blends in well with the interiors. As is the case here, the wicker dining set on the balcony is just an outside interpretation of the furniture found inside.
Take advantage of the this period and start to build your little corner of nature directly on the balcony. Shop for outdoor furniture with Arena Living now! Share your experience by leaving a comment!