How to Make the Most of Your Patio or Balcony

If you are lucky enough to have a patio or balcony, then it’s important to make the most of it. There are tons of ways to utilize this space, but the most important thing is to find out how to utilize best for you. We’ve compiled a list of ways for a variety of people to make use of their patio or balcony, and enjoy it to its fullest potential.

1. Find Size Appropriate Furniture small-spaces-balcony-designs-outdoor-furniture-1
One of the best parts about having a patio or balcony is being able to sit outside and enjoy the outdoors. Because of this, one of the most essential pieces of furniture you can buy is your seating. Make sure it fits the size of your area. You don’t want oversized furniture if your area is small, and you don’t want tiny furniture if your area is large.


2. Use All of Your Space Railing-Balcony-Planter1
Many people think the floor area is the only area to fill, but there is so much you can do in other areas as well. What about your walls? Your door? Your railings? You can string lights around your door. There are planters, barbeques, tables, and plenty more things that are made to be secured to your railings. There are also vertical planters that you can stand against a wall to utilize your vertical space. Thing about ALL of the space you have, not just the floor.


3. Make it Mobile Small-balcony-makeover-DIY-from-Home-Depot 
As we all know, the outdoors is great, but it’s also unexpected. Mother Nature brings us wonderful weather and awful weather whenever she wants. It’s important in your patio and balcony planning to make sure all of your items are easily mobile so that if bad weather is on the horizon you can move them inside if need be.


4. Add Some Color how-to-decorate-balcony
Color is your friends, my friends! Make your space a fun one that you can’t keep away from. Add pops of color in your furniture or an outdoor rug. Make sure the only source of color in your space isn’t just the green of your plants. Once you add some color, your neighbors will be green with envy.

How do you make the most of your patio or balcony? Post your pictures in the comments. We want to see!

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