Making the Most of Your Mission Place Balcony

 

Mission Place Apartments, Jessup, MD  May is here and it's the perfect time to update your apartment balcony. We've got some DIY ideas for a balcony makeover.

 

Spruce up your balcony this month! Today the Mission Place Blog is sharing ideas for how to give your balcony a springtime makeover. Read on for some inspiration, head to your favorite Jessup, MD retail store for supplies, and create the perfect space to enjoy a summer evening.

 

Seating

You can only stand on a balcony for so long. Is it time to add a something comfortable? How about repurposed furniture such as a heavy duty chest? A stool? Or perhaps a bench? Add pillows for a splash of color to the space.

 

Plants

There’s nothing that says summer like a vibrant green plant. Your balcony is the perfect place to add some of that greenery to your life. Add textures, colors, and scents to enrich your space, and bring a bit of the outdoors inside, too. The Plant Encyclopedia from Better Homes and is a wonderful resource if you need help deciding which plants to use on your balcony. The section on container plants is particularly useful.

 

Color

Add some color. Colors can affect our mood. Depending on the colors you use, your balcony may be high in energy or calming. Fabrics, flowers, and objects can have a dual function to add both color and texture. Textures can also be added by using braided rugs, bamboo shades, or wicker furniture.

 

Decorating

Use the wall of your balcony or patio to display items you wouldn’t necessarily hang inside; how about a kite collection to add a splash of color, or your favorite fishing rod and net? Colorful tapestries create a focal point on a balcony wall. You can also add a string of lights to create ambience for evening enjoyment.

 

What is your favorite amenity in our apartment community? Let us know in the comments. Have fun giving your balcony a makeover for summer!

 

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