I know it might be hard to believe, but spring is just around the corner – which means that it’s a great time to start creating a plan for your outdoor space.
If we’ve learned anything from 2020, it’s that our homes should be our sanctuaries; we should not only feel comforted when we walk in the door but also pampered. And that comfort and luxury lifestyle shouldn’t just pertain to our bedrooms and living rooms – it should extend to our outdoor space as well.
Because I work primarily with clients who embrace condo living, creating luxury in often limited outdoor space can sometimes be a challenge. But it IS possible. Outdoor spaces can be designed in pretty much any style and can be made to feel like any room in your house. Outdoor fabrics now come in velvets and almost any type of fabric you can find indoors. There are also outdoor trims (fringes, tapes, etc.), rugs, and lighting.
Here are some ideas to get you started:
ApartmentTherapy.com has several ideas on how to create comfort with limited space. Keep in mind that many of these arrangements would work well for ground floor apartments; the higher up you go, the stronger the wind and the more likely you could lose light furniture and cushions!
As I mentioned above, the higher you go, the heavier you need your furniture to be (or solutions to keep it on the ground). Built-in furniture with removable seat cushions that could be stored in a secured storage container should be something you consider. Plants are also something that can help liven up the space, but keep in mind that, depending on your design, these might need to be approved by your building association.
Contemporary…With a Twist
Not only is this concrete furniture different, it’s also heavy enough to withstand the wind that often comes with high-rise living. Fun fact: this furniture was created using 3D printing with concrete!
A Few More Tips
As you can tell from a few of these ideas, keeping your furniture on your patio or balcony should be something you consider. CLICK HERE for 11 Tips to Secure Your Outdoor Furniture.
Remember that whether you’re hoping to create your oasis indoors or out, I’m here to help you make the most of the space you have with your specific lifestyle as the focus. Love the space you live in.