5 Fun Apartment Patio Decorating Ideas to Spruce Up Your Outdoor Living Space Today
You may live in an apartment but that doesn’t mean you don’t get to enjoy the whimsical perks of patio life. Regardless of the size of your patio or balcony, you can transform what outdoor
space you have into an enchanting oasis for relaxation, 365 days a year. With fall approaching, we’ve put together five easy and effective tips you can apply today towards gardening, reclining, meditating, or any other way you choose to cherish your little parcel of outdoor existence.
Watch Your Garden Grow – Gardens aren’t only for people who have access to backyards and ample space. With a little effort and research, you can plant a wide variety of cool weather plants in a small apartment outdoor area. Try herbs like dill, parsley, and fennel, or vegetables such as kale, spinach, beets, radishes, carrots, or arugula. Prefer shrubs or flowers? Try ornamental trees to partially shield a balcony view or hang pots of cyclamen or pansies. Pick a sunny spot to place balcony- or patio-friendly planters and add compost. Use a floating row cover or frost cloth if you’re concerned about frost hurting your budding plants.
Get Creative with Planters – Let your garden work for you by simultaneously saving space and beautifying the area. Many creative ideas are out there for growing an urban garden on your patio or balcony. For herbs, you can try planting seeds in old wine boxes or canning jars mounted to the wall. To maximize space, try positioning a pallet upright against a wall, adding landscaping fabric to protect the wall, and then plant violas, kale, or herbs to fill the slats. Re-purposing an old shoe organizer is also an easy to way to create a space-saving planter.
Make the Most of Furniture – Here’s where you can let your signature style shine. Hunt down the coziest or classiest (depending on your taste) benches, love seats, and deep seating loungers you can fine. Maybe even add an umbrella for color that you can take down, depending on the season. Pile on cushions and blankets for added comfort for those days or nights when you just want to lounge in your balcony paradise. Casual Living offers a wide variety of comfy furniture pieces and dining sets to help you find the best additions for your balcony or patio.
Strategize Space – Learn to work with your tiny space, not against it. Create more room by using end tables or shelves to keep items off the floor. For smaller areas, even a bench with a cushion on it creates a nice lounging area, offering both storage and comfort. To make even more room for furniture and lounging accouterments, hang plants on the outside of the patio or balcony railing. Pick pieces that take up a small amount of square footage and that are more vertical. And if your balcony or patio is impossibly small, you can arrange the setting to open the door and let the outdoors in, creating an outdoor space that melds with your entire living room.
Stock Up on Accessories – You can really have fun with accessories! Pillows, wall-hangings, curios, rugs, and even decorative fans pull together every decorative element, showing off your signature style. Casual Living has a great selection of cute and functional accessories, including pillows, coolers, lamps, watering cans, and even hammocks. You’ll find whatever you need to make your patio or balcony your very own getaway space.
Even if you rent your apartment, that doesn’t mean you can’t customize your patio or balcony to give you the true sense of peace and relaxation that you deserve. Let Casual Living help you design the patio of your dreams. Try our apartment patio decorating ideas today and browse our catalog for implements. Call us with any other decorating or product questions.