Apartment Balcony Ideas for a Luxurious Summer

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Summer is the perfect time to enjoy your apartment balcony. With the weather warming up, it’s the ideal at-home getaway to relax and entertain guests. If you’re looking for some apartment balcony ideas for summertime decorating, look no further!

In this post, we are going to discuss some of our favorite ideas for turning your balcony into a luxurious oasis. From adding new outdoor furniture to planting flowers, there are many different ways to make your balcony feel like a paradise getaway.

Create an Outdoor Living Room with Some New Furniture

One of the best ways to enjoy your balcony during summer is by creating an outdoor living room. This can be done by adding some new furniture, such as a small couch, coffee table, and chairs. You can even add some colorful throw pillows and blankets for added comfort.

If you’re looking for something more unique, consider adding an outdoor daybed or glider chair. These unique types of furniture are perfect for relaxing in the sun or reading a book.

Don’t forget to accessorize your new outdoor living room with some plants, candles, and rugs. This will help to create a more inviting and creative atmosphere.

However you wish to decorate, make sure that any cushions and pillows are made with fabric designed for outdoor use.  Choosing the right materials will help to protect them from the sun and any rainfall.

Create a Splash of Color with Flowers

Another great way to decorate your balcony for summer is by adding some color with flowers. You can either pot them or hang them in baskets for a fresh feel.

If you’re not much of a gardener, you can always buy some pre-made arrangements from your local grocery store or florist. No matter how you choose to add flowers, they are sure to brighten up your space and add a lively personal touch to your own outdoor oasis.

Electric Fireplace for Summer Nights

For summer nights where the weather still feels warm but you want to cozy up on your balcony, consider adding an electric fireplace. These fireplaces are perfect for creating a romantic ambiance or simply providing some extra warmth.

Electric fireplaces are also very easy to install and can be found at most home improvement stores. Be sure that you follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully and only use one that is designed for outdoor spaces.

Cool Off with an Outdoor Bar Setup

Turn your apartment balcony into the ultimate summer hangout for you and your friends by creating an outdoor bar. This is perfect for entertaining guests or simply enjoying a few drinks while relaxing in the sun.

You can either purchase a small, pre-made bar or create your own using a table and some shelves. You can stock all of your favorite drinks or keep them fresh in an outdoor mini-fridge or wine chiller if you want to keep a supply of cool beverages on hand.

Create Some Extra Shade with an Umbrella or Canopy

If your balcony doesn’t have much shade, consider adding an umbrella or canopy. This is a great way to create a more comfortable space to relax in during the hotter hours of the day.

When choosing an umbrella or canopy, be sure to pick one that is made with weather-resistant fabric and select one that has a sturdy base and can be easily collapsed. This will save you time and effort when you’re packing it away for the evening.

Bug Zappers and Insect Repellants

Keep the bugs away with bug zappers and insect repellants. These are a must for any outdoor space, especially during the summer months.

There are a variety of different types of bug zappers and insect repellents available on the market, so be sure to research before making a purchase. You will want to find one that is effective against the type of insects that are prevalent in your area.

You can also take a few simple preventative measures to keep bugs away, such as removing any standing water from your balcony and keeping food covered when not in use.

Start Your Summer with a New Luxury Apartment in Saratoga Springs

Saratoga Market Center combines everything you love about downtown Saratoga Springs living into one convenient and luxurious community. From spacious and modern apartments to on-premises fitness, shopping, and dining options, you will never run out of new and exciting discoveries.

To learn more about our available apartments, contact us today to speak with one of our leasing consultants or to schedule a tour. 


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