How have you been ladies? Have you been very busy like me? Like a girl who has absolutely no time & money to even blog about her new home?
So frustrating! Since the time I changed places, I seem to have left time & money behind. I wake up and then I suddenly find myself trying to cook dinner. Time’s speeding THAT fast. About money, I owe my husband 50 grands. can you believe this? 50 grands. Let’s just eat and forget about it!
In this house, we roll differently. While I would never face difficulties with regards to money when its food or home or luxuries of life, I would very much be left to starve to death when my decor pangs are concerned. He simply doesn’t get why I need to change the bolster covers to a white on white stripe when plain whites look just fine. I tell you ladies, all I do in this household, the itsy bits you see and appreciate, is mostly with my own money unless its a piece that my husband approves and likes. I’m sort of a decor rebel in this home.
But even in so much timelessness and moneylessness, a girl must do what a girl must do.
So here’s my cheat guide to an awesome looking urban balcony:
Create an illusion of dedicated space
If you must have two things at the same place, create an illusion of space. Get a rug. Plastic, jute, carpets- a rug lifts up a space like no other. Here’s how my balcony looked before the rug. The rug defines the reading nook and separates it from our outdoor dining.
And this is how it looked after
Create spots of interest
a sitting area with books serve well and also looks stylish. Barring the rainy season, keep a reading nook outside. For urban balconies like these, a beanbag or two or even a low seating area works well. Keep a cactus garden, flaunt your vintage chairs- when the space is small, create interesting spots. In my balcony- a DIY Float made from a discarded fish bowl, a buddhist prayer flag and little things adorn the space.
Keep it colored
Balconies see most traffic in an apartment. Whether you are doing bbq on a Sunday morning or some benevolent drinker spills beer- balconies are where people are when chilling. As a homemaker, I understand the difficulties in keeping this white. My suggestion- keep it colored. The rugs, the beans bags, the sitting- pops of color do look good in an all white setting all the while serving purpose. a cheap hibiscus adorns my balcony and it gives the whole place quite a zing.
I’d love to know how you like my new balcony. any suggestions?