The warmer weather is in the air, and summertime is just around the corner. Your balcony will soon be getting more use, and outdoor entertaining will become more frequent. Here are some tips on how to prepare your balcony for the summer and outdoor entertaining.
Add a Touch of Colour
Summer is the brightest season of the year, and when you are entertaining guests on your balcony, they should feel the happiness and comfort that comes with the season. Embrace the bright and colourful atmosphere of the summer, and add some colour to your balcony. Whether it is throw pillows, or fun furnishings, choosing colourful accents for your balcony will create the perfect atmosphere for summer entertaining.
Add Cozy Lighting
Spend the later parts of the evening enjoying the cooler summer air on a beautifully lit balcony. Whether it is string lights, or fancy lanterns, turn your balcony into the perfect entertaining spot for those late summer evenings.
Decorate with Planters
One of the simplest ways to brighten up your balcony space is to add some bright coloured flowers and greenery. The vibrant flowers will make your balcony more inviting, and the greenery will enhance the calm, relaxing mood that pairs so well with summertime entertaining.
Add an Outdoor Area Rug
Freshen up the style of your balcony, and add a vibrant area rug. The attractive look will make the space feel more like another room in your apartment, and will bring the space together, making it feel cozier for entertaining your guests.
Think Functionality and Relaxation
The size of your balcony will dictate the amount of space you have to work with. Whether you have a large balcony, or a small one, it is important to consider what types of activities you will be doing. When purchasing furniture for your balcony, consider combining function with comfort, with a mixture of dining and lounging options. The furniture you use to host a dinner wouldn’t necessarily be the same as what you’d want for an evening of reading. For the best use of space, dedicate a corner to plush furniture, and use the rest of the space for entertaining.
Your balcony is the perfect space for entertaining guests in the summertime. This summer, instead of overlooking that space, transform it into the ultimate entertaining spot for you and your guests. With these simple ideas, your balcony will be ready for entertaining all year long. For more ideas on how to prepare your balcony for summer entertaining, visit the Medallion Blog.