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When summer starts to approach and those cold dips in spring temperatures are gone for good, everyone looks to sneak in as much extra outside time as they can! Let’s chat about a few ways you can get the most out of your balcony this season!

Add Multifunctional Seating

Small benches not only serve as a few extra seats, but when you aren’t entertaining guests, you can use your bench as a beautiful place to set some potted plants, herbs or flowers. Just simply move those things underneath when you need the extra seating.

outdoor bench
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Create a Pallet Wall

Balconies are usually pretty limited in space, and when you can’t go “out,” you have to go “up.” Pallet walls are a great way to bring nature to your balcony without taking up your square footage. All the space above you is just wasted; take advantage of some of that!

pallet garden
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Project via Apartment Therapy

Add Plants and Flowers

Plants and flowers are necessary in an outdoor space. They not only leave your balcony smelling as fresh as a field of flowers, but they create an outdoor mood. You may even forget you are on a balcony!

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Lighting Is Key

Lighting sets the mood for any occasion. If you are looking for a romantic stay-at-home date, consider using candles as a lighting source, perhaps even some citronella candles to keep the bugs away. Or maybe you are hoping to entertain a lot over the summer, in which case some outdoor light strands can provide that “party mood.” Don’t be afraid to use both.

candle holder
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Make It Cozy

Even in the summer, the nights and early mornings can be cool. Keep your outdoor space cozy and comfortable by having outdoor pillows and throws nearby in case you or your guests need a place to relax without sacrificing comfort.

cozy balcony
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Image via Liz Marie Blog

Don’t miss out on this opportunity for the perfect summer balcony and/or porch. With these tips and ideas, you will be on your way to relaxing evenings on your balcony.

Are you looking for a few ways to give your balcony an overhaul? Check out this post all about creating a beautiful balcony in your rental. Don’t ever let space limit your ideas; there is always something you can do to make the space your own.

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Ashley and Audra are the sister's behind the blog, Cherished Bliss. These sister always lived close to each other, but now find themselves living across the country from each other. Together they are blogging to bring you their latest tutorials and recipes. Ashley spends her days with her three children in Wisconsin often out in the garage playing with power tools and painting anything she can get her hands on. While down in Texas Audra has three kids of her own and is often found whipping up your family's next favorite meal! Together these sisters are out to inspire women all over to turn their house into a home one project or recipe at a time. Visit Cherished Bliss

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