For those in apartments of PMQs apartments with little balcony space, I put together this template. I opted to design around a chaise longue, but you could easily replace it with a cute little set of chairs and a table; cozy dinning for two!
The lanterns provide intimate lighting at night, and make for something to hang or have on a table, and even the floor! You can find some great ones year-round, so buy in the fall and dead of winter when they’re on sale!
The little windmills are a fun touch for any balcony, and make any herb garden or potted plant that much more interesting.
The herb garden is a cute way to have some low-maintenance greenery on your patio. The lack of draining space, and the sometimes tricky lighting mean that herbs or little succulents are a great option. They also have the added bonus of flavouring your food!
The chinese garden stools are adorable, and everywhere this season! You want one that won’t damage to easily, so make sure you give it a try in the store, and check it for weight bearing capabilities. They are technicaly a stool, but you could also use them as a side-table, a foot-rest or a piece of art! I’ve seen them in thrift shops, like I’ve seen them in the big box stores. Make sure you check the weekly flyers for their deals, as the spring stuff is going on sale every week as they attempt to clear in for bigger summer things.
You can always add a pouf, and a carpet, but due to lack of sweeping space, it might get a bit dusty if you don’t have a sure-fire way of eating it out every now and then.
Like with any backyard space, keep a rubbermaid bin indoors to put things in when it rains (pillows, delicate lanterns etc.) and consider a tarp to cover any big furniture!
Hope this brings some inspiration to your patio season!