By: Nickell Morgan
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A Note From The Home Depot
Outdoor entertaining can be a large challenge to tackle, especially when the space is small and you’re living in a rental apartment. Check out how Nickell Morgan of Simply Handmade reconstructed her small balcony to create the perfect space to entertain.
I recently collaborated with The Home Depot to completely overhaul the ugly, small balcony at my rental apartment. My family and I absolutely loved the space, but it needed a bit of decor for us to truly enjoy the summer outside.
Finding the Right Patio Set
Decorating the Small Balcony
I didn’t want to just throw things together based on what we needed. Instead, I wanted the space to have a warm and pleasing look. The first thing we did was add string lights! Lights can dramatically transform a space and make it that much more inviting. Plus, it would allow us to use the space at night! Win-win.
I knew I wanted to break up the space between the wood floors and seating area, so I got this rug from The Home Depot. I actually wasn’t too sure how well it would mesh with the space. I was hoping it didn’t blend too much with the wood floors, and it did not disappoint! It also rained a few times after using it, and the rug held up very well! I’m truly impressed with the quality.
The Patio Set
Now that the rug was in place, I wanted to set up the furniture. I was so excited to get this set in the mail that I couldn’t wait to set it up. I commissioned my husband to help me. With the straightforward instructions, it took us no time to assemble it.
With the patio set assembled, I wanted to create a feel perfect for hosting. Since it’s a cozy space (aka small), I didn’t want to have too many elements to make it feel even smaller. So, I just stuck with the patio set and decorated from there. I fell in love with this drink set because it’s a really nice quality and handmade!
I purchased planter holders and painted terra cotta pots a white and an oil rubbed bronze, because I didn’t want the area behind the patio set to be blank. I planted parsley, oregano, sweet mint and rosemary for in the pots. Because it’s almost summer, I wanted a combination of herbs for cooking and drinks! I also purchased this beautiful watering can that’s not only functional but cute!
The Final Look
Thank you SO MUCH to The Home Depot for allowing me to stretch my skills and create a true oasis for my family and guests! Because of this revamped space, we’re so looking forward to summer this year!!