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Making the Most of Your Balcony or Patio at The Gates of Owings Mills


The Gates of Owings Mills Blog, Owings Mills, MD  Balconies and patios are just one of the perks our residents enjoy here in our apartment community. Today we have ideas for making the most of this bonus space.


When it comes to amenities, The Gates of Owings Mills is on top of it, providing members of our apartment community the perfect perks that make life better, including private balconies and patios for our residents. With spring in full sway, the time is right to do a makeover for you balcony or patio. We’ve pulled together some ideas to spark your imagination. Get started on a makeover this month!



Standing on the balcony enjoying the view is good, sitting and sipping a cold drink after a long day is better, and comfortable lounging is a must. How you create comfortable seating can be an extension of your personality and style — a couple of deck chairs, a glider rocker, a wicker seat, a hanging swing, or even repurposed furniture piled high with colorful cushions are all great choices. Or take it a step further and add a hammock so you can stretch out for a nap.



Add plants to your balcony to induce that outdoorsy feeling. Adding greenery intensifies the feeling of being outdoors, and if placed strategically, plants can also screen balconies or patios, adding a touch of privacy. Plants can be more than decorative, too. Some plants are quite effective at repelling mosquitoes. You could also grow a container herb or salsa garden. Apartment Therapy has ten ideas for gardening without a garden to check out.



Your balcony or patio is a great place to add extra color to your apartment. Colors can affect our moods, so use bright colors to encourage energy and playfulness and cool colors to induce relaxation. Fabrics, flowers, and objects add both color and texture. Some fun ways to add texture with color is by adding braided rugs, bamboo shade blinds, or wicker shelves — get creative! Cushions are another fun and inexpensive way to add splashes of color and texture to your balcony.



A protected outdoor play area for kids can be your go-to when they need to get outside but you can’t take them to the park. Use colorful bins to store outdoor-friendly toys so they will be ready to be played with. Don’t forget things like play mats, giant puzzles, and building sets! If kids aren’t in the scene, set up a game table and invite someone over for a chess match at your apartment at The Gates of Owings Mills soon!


Use your creative liberty to turn your balcony into something incredible and completely your own! Have any other tips for transforming your balcony? We would love to hear them! Share any additional tips and suggestions with us in the comments. Thanks for reading our post!