There’s no reason why you can’t enjoy your balcony in the winter. With these 4 tips from Panoramic Properties, you just might spend the entire winter outdoors!
The key to making your balcony more usable in the winter is to include proper furniture on it. Avoid plastic and iron since they won’t survive the cold. Instead, consider synthetic wicker and aluminum furniture. These won’t last forever either, but you should be able to get at least a couple of years out of them. Another thing to keep in mind is to avoid using fabrics that will get wet easily. Keep the cushions and blankets stored away, yet easily accessible, so when you are planning to enjoy your winter balcony you can just bring everything outside.
Create An Inviting Space
Make your balcony extra cozy with a few decorative pieces. Think cute winter-themed signs or a beautiful winter wreath. You can put a sled on your balcony and use it as a table or add a few pinecone decorations. By creating a more cozy and inviting atmosphere, you’re going to want to spend more time out there. Plus, you can add some evergreen plants for a wintery touch!
An Outdoor Heater
A small, portable heater is a great way to stay warm outside in the winter. Combined with a cozy blanket and mug of hot chocolate, you won’t want to leave your patio. Check out this small heater from Wayfair that’s ideal for a condo balcony.
Set the Mood with Lighting
Mood lighting is everything! If your balcony looks cold and dark, there’s no chance you’re going to want to use it in the winter. Consider adding string lights, battery-powered candles and lanterns to create a warm and relaxing atmosphere. Even when it’s below zero, your balcony will look like a spot that you can retreat to — even if it’s for only 30 minutes to an hour every day.
You don’t have to leave your balcony deserted until Spring. Panoramic Properties hopes these 4 tips will help you create a cozy and usable winter balcony.