How to Turn Your Balcony into a Stunning Space for Summer Retreat

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When summer comes, the first thing folks typically think is, “to where is my next destination trip?”  Summer escapade is almost always a country or an out-of-town trip, which practically is not wise. Also, not all families can afford such outdoor activity. Luckily, there are lots of ways now to enjoy summer without leaving the comfort of your house and breaking your bank.

Your balcony— whether it is small or huge— is an excellent space to turn into a summer haven you and your family can use. And it can as well provide you with the same luxury those extravagant vacation others do. If you like this idea, here are a few things to help you make your balcony a perfect space for relaxation.

Add Accent Using a Fake Campfire

Most apartments today do not allow any fire, whether it is for cooking or fire-pit in the balcony. It could be a huge disappointment especially for those who like the feeling of having a campfire. Luckily, there is a solution for that.  You can now make a fake campfire. You only need to wrap a bundle of decorative firewood with string lights.

Play With Patterns and Textures

If you want something that resembles a balcony hotel or a luxurious type of interior design, consider decorating your balcony with complementing patterns and textures such as aluminium sheet. You can layer fabrics that are made explicitly for outdoors like carpet and rug that have vibrant and sophisticated designs and cushions with shades that are best to integrate into your balcony-turn-summer–retreat. It will make your summer haven look comfortable and glamorous.

Give Your Balcony a Romantic Atmosphere at Night

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Whether it is for a dinner date with the whole family or for merely drinking wine and reading, there is nothing more relaxing than a space invigorated with romantic vibes. If you like this idea, consider ditching candles and instead hang string lights or modern pendant lightings in the entire area. Or if you prefer, you may also add some teacup-shape lamps on the floor. This way, you do not need to worry about the wind blowing the candlelight out.

Install a Hammock

It’s time-consuming to put a bed outside. But this does not mean you can’t make your summer haven a beautiful retreat to take afternoon naps. For a relaxed and comfortable sleeping equipment, consider installing a hammock. You can choose from small to the vast and stylish hammock that can provide you with an excellent nap even you are on your balcony.

Cover the Floor Using Fake Grass

Green and fresh-looking grass is the number one element of summer. A real carpet of grass to cover your balcony floor, however, sounds ridiculous and messy. But if you want to add summer vibes to your outdoor retreat, you can opt for turf or fake grass. It is simple to install and is available in lots of markets today.

Final Thoughts

With the creative and helpful home improvement tips circulating nowadays, there is no way you can’t achieve your summer vacation idea you want for your family. Now, you can provide your family with a summer retreat without the need to spend too much money.

Steffy Alen

Steffy Alen