A Fire Element is Essential
A dancing flame creates both warmth and ambiance. Whether you are sitting out there on a cool evening, or if you want to enjoy the space on an autumn day, table top fireplaces will make it more enjoyable. You are probably thinking there is no way your apartment building will let you start a fire in your balcony no matter how good of a tenant you are.
Well, ventless fireplaces create no smoke. You can buy one that burns either bio fuel or gel, so they are perfectly safe to use out there. Not to mention, they are portable, so you carry it inside and use it indoors as well. This is a purchase you will really get your money's worth out of.
Table Top Fireplaces don't necessarily need to be placed on a table either. If you plan on putting a nice hammock chair or rocker out there, you can put the fireplace right on the ground.
Other Essential Décor
If you are going to create your own personal retreat you will need other essentials as well. A few ideas include:
Furniture - Keep your furniture simple. Oversized pieces will make the balcony feel much smaller than it is. A small bistro table with two chairs is perfect, or a hammock swing, rocker or something similar is ideal.
Rug - An outdoor rug is a must-have. Not only will it really make the space look polished, you will appreciate it beneath your toes, if you want to step out there barefoot.
Fountain - Fire and water create a perfect balance, so you simply must add a small water feature to complement the flame being created by your ventless fireplace.
Plants - A bonsai tree or bamboo plant would really be the icing on the cake for a space like this. However, any plants or flowers will do. There are even planters available that attach to your railing. This is also an ideal place to grow herbs!
You don't need to have a house with a deck or patio to Shop Modern Fireplaces. If you live in apartment, you can do a lot with a small balcony to transform it into your own personal oasis.
Apartment balconies can provide a way to express your decorating creativity, as well as more thoroughly enjoy your outdoor space. Whether you have a high rise balcony or a ground level patio, there are many ways you can make your outdoor space truly your own.
Make a place to sit
Balcony furniture comes in many different styles and sizes. Whether you just want to add a few chairs or you'd like to create a whole furniture arrangement, there are many options available. Keep in mind the size of the space available, however. Unless you have a huge balcony, it may be best to keep it simple. Whatever you choose, be sure to remember that your furniture will be exposed to all kinds of weather. It is important to purchase the waterproof variety, specifically made for outdoor seating.
Create a balcony garden
Adding plants to a balcony or patio can truly enhance the space. Flowers can provide a beautiful touch; however, it is important to choose plants that will be able to thrive in the balcony environment. Concerns include plants drying out too quickly, running out of nutrients and receiving too much (or not enough) sunlight. For these reasons, it is important to choose hardy plants that are resistant to potentially harsh conditions. Rhododendron, begonias and succulents are easy to care for options, though it is important to consider whether your balcony receives mostly sun or shade.