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Here’s How To Create a Cozy Balcony for Summer Nights

Summer nights call for cozy outdoor spaces. Here's how to create the perfect oasis for you.

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April 24, 2024 at 6:04 PM PST
Updated on April 24, 2024 at 6:04 PM PST
Living Room Cozy Balcony

Here’s How To Create a Cozy Balcony for Summer Nights

Summer nights call for cozy outdoor spaces. Here's how to create the perfect oasis for you.

By
April 24, 2024 at 6:04 PM PST
Updated on April 24, 2024 at 6:04 PM PST

With the arrival of perfect weather, now is the ideal time to step outside and enjoy the fresh air on your balcony for hours on end. However, you may find that your current setup, consisting of a few folding chairs and a small table, isn’t suitable for luxurious lounging. To truly make the most of the upcoming summer nights, it’s time to consider a complete balcony upgrade. Transforming your outdoor space into a cozy and inviting retreat might seem like a difficult task, but with the right approach and a touch of creativity, decorating your balcony can be simpler than you imagine.

Think about the inside of your home, and how cozy it feels to you. Use the same ideas or inspiration for your outdoor space. Consider the important must haves you have inside that you can use to create your cozy and comfy balcony. From greenery to lighting and plush outdoor furniture, we’ve created a list of items you need to design the best balcony space that suits you.

Set the foundation by decking out your concrete floor.

Decking out the concrete floor can make a huge difference in how your balcony looks and feels. With easy installation and assembly, buy deck tiles that snap together. They’re the perfect option to upgrade your outdoor space and they’re available in different tile styles, like wood or stone. Or, you could opt for the faux grass root route. Astroturf comes in tiles, too, and even looks a bit like grass. And if you want to skip new flooring altogether, consider a nice large area rug that compliments your outdoor decor.

Photo credit: Ivy Aralia Nizar

There’s no such thing as too much greenery.

To create the most ideal outdoor area, greenery is a must. Whether it’s real or faux plants, fresh flowers, or your favorite potted plant, add them to your balcony for to produce earthly feels and relaxing, calm vibes. You can optimize your outside retreat by gardening and being intentional about the types of plants you have. Plus, strategically placing plants can act as a way of privacy to keep nosey neighbors out.

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Don’t forget outdoor furniture sets.

Furnish your balcony like you would your home. This means consider purchasing outdoor furniture that fits your balcony size, but is stylish, too. Keep in mind when purchasing furniture that whatever material you use can sustain the unpredictable weather that Mother Nature throws at it. It’ll be exposed to rain, snow, etc, so be sure the material can withstand.

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Use ambient lighting to set the mood.

Once the night falls, lighting will set the mood. Whether they’re string lights that intertwine between your balcony fence and rails or lanterns that make a statement on your table. You can also opt for classic candles to brighten up the space and offer a refreshing scent. They instantly feel like home and bring the space all together.

Add a rug for texture.

While your deck tiles can easily upgrade your space, rugs are there to take it up one more notch. Add contrast or balance to your balcony by incorporating a rug that compliments your current decor.

Save space and opt for minimal seating.

If you’re dealing with a smaller balcony, you can minimize your seating. Instead of a cozy couch, a wicker egg chair is seating for one that adds charm and grace. This hanging seating option not only gives your space fashionable and modern taste, but it also can turn your balcony into a cozy spot. Read a book, take a nap, or stargaze, the options are endless for the one of one seating option.



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