Did it ever cross your mind that your small concrete and glass balcony could be a little oasis this summer?

Let’s take a look at the possibilities.

The use of wood flooring, planters and small pebbles along with little mini gardens can soften the space and take away from the harsh concrete to bring warmth and texture to your floor (Make sure you are not covering any floor drains from the original concrete surface) . In addition, lavender and other herbs can be used to give a soothing and calming experience

Simple pleasures by IKEA

Wood decking flooring and Resin outdoor chairs. Patio lanterns and a string of small accent lights.

Other uses

Try extending your living space and creating another place to sit for fine dining. Or, how about creating an outdoor workshop for crafts and pottery?

I love this rail hung surface. Bring your work outdoors.

Products I love!

Cool pot, mini water fountains and use of cheerful colour.

You don’t have to own a big space to enjoy staying in it. With this positive perspective in mind, you will enjoy entertaining friends or resting in peaceful serenity. Have a memorable summer.

Marlene Card is a Registered Interior Designer with IDC (Interior Designers of Canada) working with fashion forward interiors since 1990, specializing in multi-family residential interiors in Toronto and surrounding areas for the past 12 years and having great success forecasting what new homeowners and investors are looking for in today’s market.