Summer spaces – enjoy what you have

It is officially summer. It felt like a long time coming to the east coast but the calendar says the season has started.  With warm thoughts in mind I am looking around my place to brighten and lighten up.  I have a small balcony (12 x 4 feet) which faces south-west so lots of light.  I usually put two big chairs to stretch out in and read, along with a few flower pots. It is nothing to look at but serves the purpose.  I’m thinking this year I should shake things up so I have been looking at pictures of small balcony spaces.  I thought I’d share a few I have come across.  Is anyone else thinking of “shaking” up their outdoor space this season?

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I’m liking the use of rugs, cushions and extra storage (note the bike!).  All look pretty and useable.  Definitely something to think about. While I was looking for balcony ideas I came across some ideas for larger outdoor spaces.   I’ve commandeered my friend Wanda’s site to show off these so check out

2 thoughts on “Summer spaces – enjoy what you have

  1. Nova says:

    Lovely pictures. Like the idea of a “bistro” table for drinks. The chairs being comfortable for hours of lounging and reading would have to be a must though.


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