Apartments are great for many reasons, including that they are easy to care for as most of the work is done for you. But one of the things many apartments lack is a large outdoor space. You might long to have a place to sit and relax outside or do any of the activities you enjoyed when in a house and below are three unique ideas for creating a great outdoor space in your apartment.
1. Make The Patio Or Balcony All Yours
If you are lucky enough to have a patio or balcony attached to your apartment, the best way to make the most of the space is to design your garden to fit the space. Buy furniture that fits the small outdoor space. Buy string lights and hang them up so that you can enjoy yourself in the evenings. Get decorations to put all over the balcony or patio and put a few potted plants out there, as well. Put a rug down so that it will feel nice and homey to step out there. Figure out how to make the space a bit more private with decorations or by putting a big piece of furniture at the end of the patio or balcony. Keep a broom and whatever else you need handy to keep it clean so that you will feel like going out there for your morning coffee or to relax in the evenings.
2. Bring The Outdoors Into The Apartment
If you don’t have a balcony or patio, then a great way to make it feel like you still have an outdoor space is to bring the outdoors into your apartment. If there is a large window in the living room, then set up a little seating area around it and open it as often as the weather allows. If you love plants, then put them all around that area so that they will get plenty of sunlight and you will feel like you are outside even while sitting in the apartment. It will surprise you how open and airy it can feel when you open the window and sit facing it. Put all the right details into your indoor “outdoor” space, and you won’t even miss having a balcony or patio.
3. Do All That You Can With The Garage
If you have a garage but don’t have a balcony or patio, then you can use your garage as your outdoor space. See if grilling is allowed at your apartment and if it is, then buy a nice little grill that you can keep in the garage. Keep a little fridge or cooler in there, as well, so that you can always have cold drinks on hand. Buy some fun games you can play in the parking lot and make the most of the space you have. Put a few patio chairs in the garage and sit out there as often as you want to get out of the house. It will be nice to have somewhere to escape to where you can get some fresh air. Keep the garage organized and all about your outdoor fun, and you will like being out there.
Try one of these ideas and see how your new space feels. You might be more satisfied with apartment living than ever once you get it figured out. You don’t have to give up being outside when living in an apartment, but you just need to get creative.