Summer’s officially over in the UAE which means weekends are for beach bumming, picnics in the park, perusing outdoor markets and booking outdoor seating is a must when heading out to bars & restaurants:) On the home front, it’s also that time of the year when I schedule a deep-clean for my modest apartment balcony (dust layers so deep I basically have a mini-beach situation happening on the 25th floor!) and spruce it up for sundowners and maybe having friends over for pre-drinks before heading out.
So I’ve been scouring the interweb for a little inspiration. Living in a rental apartment, I’ve always deliberately kept the decor style of my balcony simple – some lanterns, a rug and outdoor poufs. These basics can easily be supplemented with additional accessories depending on my mood or any trends I’ve spotted. But most importantly, should I move apartments I can still make use of them.
Well I think it’s pretty clear from the image references above that I’m definitely leaning towards a certain style – muted natural tones of greys, black & white monochrome accents, layered textures and also storage friendly furniture. Only slight drawback is weather-proofing this style against the occasional sandstorm, a reality of living in this part of the world and also in an apartment building that neighbours a number of construction sites. Think annoying dust. Everyday. Arrgh. Still, I’m pretty excited to put something together and might share a few pics on my Instagram. xo!