Urban life is pulsing with vibrant city energy, and your balcony can offer a relaxing oasis overlooking it all. The following are 10 fun ideas for decorating your Uptown Chicago apartment balcony.
1. A CHIC BISTRO SETTING
A balcony can be the ideal spot to drink your morning coffee or enjoy a drink after work. A bistro set is the perfect furniture setting for sipping a beverage, eating a meal or just relaxing.
2. CUSHIONS AND PILLOWS
Lots of plush outdoor cushions, pillows or even a bean bag chair can ensure your balcony is the ideal spot to kick back and relax.
3. BLEND INDOOR WITH OUTDOOR IN YOUR UPTOWN CHICAGO APARTMENT
A balcony can also function as an extra room. Decorate it with plush outdoor furniture and large potted plants and trees to bring together the best of indoor and outdoor elements.
4. WICKER AND BAMBOO
You might be in the city, but there’s no reason you can’t create an “island oasis” to escape to when you want a break from city life. Classic wicker furniture and bamboo accents can help to create it.
5. VERSATILE BENCHES
Benches made of durable material can function as both seating and storage on your Chicago balcony. A cushion on top can help to disguise its dual purpose.
6. ADD LIGHTING ACCENTS
A string of all-white Christmas lights can help create a relaxed evening mood on your balcony year round.
7. COUNTRY DÉCOR
Hit up antique stores to find artfully weathered and distressed furniture and accents.
8. HAMMOCK HEAVEN
Create a vacation escape outdoors in the summer by hanging a hammock in bright, tropical colors.
9. ARTIFICIAL PLANTS
Don’t have a green thumb? Consider buying realistic-looking plastic or silk plants to accent your Chicago balcony.
10. A HANGING CHAIR OR SWING
A hanging chair or swing can be the focal point of your balcony and offer the ideal place to tan or read a book.
When it comes to apartment living, a balcony is a prized amenity. Uptown Chicago apartments at The Montrose feature balconies with Lake Michigan and Chicago city views. Consider these 10 ideas for decorating your balcony, and consider The Montrose for premier Uptown Chicago apartment living.