What better place to enjoy Palmer Township, PA than your own apartment here at Palmer View? Apartments come with private patios and balconies, giving you a spot to relax without venturing too far out of your own home. Today the blog has tips for decorating and using your patio or balcony so you can enjoy the summertime sunshine without a fuss.
Create a miniature fairy garden.
This is the perfect idea for anyone with a whimsical nature and aesthetic. Purchase a fairy garden kit or gather supplies from local craft stores. Find containers like a bakers rack, terra cotta pots, old-fashioned orange crates, old fashioned wagon, bird bath, tubs, the center of a cinder block, a wicker basket, an old sink, half a whiskey barrel, a tin bucket, hanging flower baskets, an old wheelbarrow, or a fountain. Use resources for finding miniature items to put in your garden, such as Fairy Garden Supplies from Oriental Trading.
You may have a bunch of decorations in your closet or storage space that you don’t know quite what to do with but that you can use on your balcony! Hang up a fishing rod or a flag on the wall. Drape shorter strings of lights around the balcony for a magical look all season long. Just be sure to dust them regularly and have a system in place for covering or putting away things to protect them from inclement weather.
Bring a touch of the outdoors into your apartment via your balcony or patio by adding plants. A bonus is that depending on the plants chosen, you can also add a pleasant aroma to your space. HGTV provides a handy guide for choosing fragrant flowers and plants. Another way to add some greenery while helping out your cooking is to plant an herb garden. We like these ideas for 8 Space-Saving Vertical Herb Garden Ideas for Small Yards & Balconies.
What are your favorite ideas for decorating your patio or balcony? Let us know in the comments! We hope you enjoy this great amenity for a relaxing start to summer here at Palmer View. Thanks for reading today’s blog!