Ol’ Punxsatawney Phil just predicted 6 more weeks of Winter. Yikes! But down here in South Florida it’s the perfect temperature to lounge outside. In the Summer months, it’s way too hot to think about hanging out on our balcony. But now that the days are getting longer, and there are more hours of sunlight to take advantage of, it’s the perfect place to be. I guess you could say Phil’s decree is a GOOD THING for us. (Sorry guys!) Bring on the additional balcony weather!
In honor of this auspicious Groundhog’s Day, I thought I’d do some make-believe interior decorating. I’d love to give our outdoor space a makeover in a Rustic Bohemian Style. Our balcony is narrow, but runs the whole length of our apartment, and is completely screened in (no bugs!). The view is mostly of other buildings but when the sun sets, there’s still lots of colorful sky to behold. Oh, and of course palm trees a’plenty!
Here’s what I’d add to give the space a boho reboot with a touch of rustic charm…
A terra cotta and brass moon to hang on the wall and watch over us.
A set of roman shades to keep the afternoon sun out of our eyes (and nosy neighbors out of our business).
A wooden bowl to store a stack of limes for evening gin & tonics.
A throw pillow or two to make furniture feel like a cozy oasis.
A couple of planters shaped like cubes to house our plant friends.
A thrift-store-find side table that we can “antique” with a coat of paint and a few squares of sandpaper.
A gaggle of colorful tealight holders to really set the mood.
And an outdoor sectional that’s just as comfy as a living room couch (with a much better breeze!).
What styles or spaces are inspiring YOUR interior design daydreams? I’d love to hear!
[IN THE MOOD FOR MORE MAKE-BELIEVE? A PALM LEAF PRINT INSPIRED BEDROOM!]
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