Summer is here, and there’s nothing more pleasant than planning your next family holiday or spending time abroad with your other half. It’s not surprising that over 60% of Brits decide to spend their holidays at a summer destination!
But what if you are stuck at home during the hottest (and most exciting!) season of the year? Do you need to give up on getting your Vitamin D fix and enjoying time in the sun with your family or friends? Certainly not!
If you only have a balcony or terrace to enjoy the upcoming summer months, you’ll be glad to discover the tips below to transform it into the perfect summer cove!
Provide Shade To Enjoy Your Terrace During the Hottest Days
Summers are getting warmer with every passing year, and the forecast for the upcoming months tells us that we should prepare to embrace soaring temperatures. But how can you make the most of a south-facing terrace during the hottest summer day?
The key is to invest in custom-designed Awnings, canopies, or gazebos. These tools allow you to provide shade to the entire structure of your balcony while letting the fresh breeze travel through. Make sure to partner with a specialized manufacturer or distributor who can help you find the right style and shape for your balcony.
Invest in High-Quality Lighting
The first rule of creating an outdoor living space is that it should be livable throughout the day. After all, the last thing you’ll want is to have to interrupt your terrace party because the sun has set! That is why you should invest in high-quality outdoor lighting.
Luckily, thanks to today’s unprecedented range of choices, you can choose lighting that meets your needs and style goals. For example, you could create a romantic atmosphere with bistro hanging lights or fairy lights. Alternatively, solar-powered lights or LED lanterns might be a more sustainable choice.
Decorate With Comfortable Outdoor Furniture
No matter how large or small your terrace might be, the right furniture set can help you add value to your outdoor space and create a comfortable nook for all of your guests. Some must-haves include chairs or plans and a table. However, to make the entire space extra comfortable, consider adding blankers, pillows, and drink holders!
Add Privacy With Plants, Trellis, and Pergolas
Love nature but you only have a small balcony to play with? Don’t fret! You can create a magical balcony garden by arranging potted flowers, starting a herb garden, and cultivating climbing plants.
If you are looking to use your balcony as a summer retreat, climbing plants, pergolas, and trellis can also provide privacy to you and your guests – perfect for a romantic dinner or for a catch-up with your best friend!
Don’t Forget About Entertainment!
When you are in good company, you might not need to plan activities, games, and entertainment beforehand to have the best time. But, in some cases, the right entertainment can take your whole party to the next level. Unsure how? Consider investing in a bar cart, board games, cards, and music!
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