One of our favorite amenities at our apartments for rent in Tulsa are the breezy patio/balconies. But not everyone at 71 Apartments has an idea of how to turn these sunny spaces into a beautiful extension of their apartment. Not only that, but patio furniture can be expensive, so it’s not always easy to create the perfect patio/balcony on a budget! However, these ideas can spark inspiration for those who are still waffling over how best to use this awesome amenity. Read on to discover our top 4 ideas for awesome patio/balconies at our luxury Tulsa apartments!
Start a Plant Collection
Your patio/balcony at our apartments for rent in Tulsa is the perfect place to start an herb garden or create your own urban oasis full of thriving plants. Choosing some hardy herbs or other plants that thrive in direct sunlight is the best option for this space, so consider cacti, succulents, snake plants, certain varieties of palms, or a variety of wildflowers.
Opt for a Thrifted Furniture Set
Patio furniture sets are great, but they can be expensive! Thrifted patio furniture can be a great workaround when you don’t want to spend a lot. Wicker, wooden, and metal furniture tends to hold up well even when it’s secondhand. And you can always upcycle a simple bench or chair with a colorful cushion. Just make sure anything you put outside is weather-proof.
Lay Down an Outdoor Rug
If you thought rugs were only for indoor use, think again! A durable, washable rug is key, but not hard to find. Popular rug vendors like Ruggable often allow you to filter by outdoor rugs, making things easier. A simple rug can really enhance your patio or balcony space and make it feel like an extension of your home.
Set Up A Mini Pet Park
We all love our pets, but sometimes it’s a pain to take your dog all the way outside (say, at 4 am when you’re trying to sleep)! Setting up a dog-friendly space can be the perfect way to make the most of your patio/balcony. You can include a washable bed, water bowl, and even disposable synthetic or natural turf where your pup can do their business when they need a quick potty break. It’s also easy to find rail guards for those with smaller pups who might otherwise poke their heads through the balcony railings.
Those are all our top ideas for decorating your patio/balconies at our apartments for rent in Tulsa! If you found this post helpful and you’d like to keep hearing all our tips and recommendations, you can bookmark our blog page for easy access to all our upcoming blogs. Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram as well so you never miss our community events, updates, and special promotions!