5 Ways to Get Your Balcony Summer Ready

With warmer weather just around the corner, it’s time to revamp your outdoor space and give it a summertime makeover.

Although apartments with balconies may not have the same generous space as homes with gardens, there is plenty you can do to transform this area into a welcoming place to relax, unwind and socialise during the summer.

Take a look at these 5 simple things you can do to help you make the most of your balcony this season.

Insect Repellent Lighting

Balconies look beautiful when illuminated with string lighting, but what happens when bugs and insects inevitably visit?

Consider investing in a flameless citronella candle to help deter flies and mosquitoes from disrupting your next get-together. This lemony fragrance deters insects, such as mosquitoes, as it helps to mask the human scent that insects look for. In addition, flameless candles are battery operated, which means they are also entirely safe for balcony use.

Alternatively, plenty of battery-operated lanterns are available that use a heat-activated insect repellent and look beautiful around your outdoor space. 

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Folding Furniture

If you wish you could spend more time on your balcony in the warmer months but don’t have the space for a chair or a table, folding furniture could be the solution.

There is a large range of foldable tables and chairs that can be pulled out when in use and folded away when no longer needed. They usually come in a range of weather-proof materials so they can be used all year round.  

Another option for creating extra seating for guests would be to invest in plenty of outdoor floor cushions, throw pillows and cosy blankets to create a comfy seating area that you can easily tidy away once your guests leave.

Hammocks and Swings

If you prefer to keep your balcony as a space exclusively for you, why not make the ultimate relaxation investment and purchase a weather-proof hammock? Rocking in a hammock during a sunny summer day is the perfect way to de-stress and unwind. There are so many styles to choose from to complete the look of your outside space. 

If your balcony is too small for a traditional hammock, you could opt for a hammock chair or a freestanding swing or egg chair, which provides the same relaxation vibes as a full hammock but takes up less room.

It is always recommended you check health and safety requirements and seek permission if needed before constructing and installing weight-bearing objects on your balcony.

Plants and Herbs

Who says you need a garden to grow your own produce, transform your balcony into a self-sufficient garden this summer. Add a small greenhouse, grow a variety of flowers, plants and fruit and veg or create your very own herb garden, Herbs grow easily in small pots and are a great way to add beauty to your balcony as well as incorporating new flavours into your cooking.

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