An outdoor apartment patio area with deck chairs and plants

7 Ideas to Help You Spruce Up Your Patio or Terrace

Finding out that your apartment has a balcony is an exciting prospect for sure! Not only does it expand the space in your actual apartment, but it gives you a little taste of the outdoors in an area where you might not be able to have your own yard or easy access to a park.

Here at Woodside, we’re proud to announce that our apartments for rent in Westwood have that coveted balcony space to truly allow you to enjoy your time outside in the Kansas City area. Enjoy the weather, grow plants, drink your coffee, and more in your quiet space outside. 

Are you looking for some ideas to make your patio or terrace space really feel like home? Look no further. Here are eight ways that you can make your patio a standout feature of your home:


1. Add a place to sit and relax

Your terrace or patio is an extension of your home, and you should treat it like that! Adding a cozy and comfortable place to sit and relax and enjoy the outdoors is a great idea to give yourself a little outdoor haven without having a true yard. Try adding a hammock, some comfy chairs, and weather-resistant rugs to your space to give it a little extra comfort and to liven it up. 


2. Create an outdoor office space

In this work from home era, it only makes sense to create an additional space to get away from the monotony of only staring at the same kitchen wall for eight hours a day, five days a week. Creating an outdoor office space is an easy way to beat the humdrum of the day to day work cycle while still remaining productive. 

Bring out a power strip or an extension cord in order to plug up your devices, and find a comfy chair or bench with weather-proof cushions to give yourself a cozy place to work. Add in a cute but sturdy table and easily removable desk furnishings, and you’ve got a desk away from, well, your desk. 


3. Add a little apartment garden

Giving your patio or terrace a little bit of greenery can go a long way in improving your mood and your food! If you’re got the space outside, make a little vegetable garden on your patio. Add some fresh herbs, a tomato plant, some peppers, or any other small kind of garden vegetable pants to spice up your terrace and your food!


4. Maximize your storage

While our apartments for rent in Westwood have plenty of storage in them, there’s no reason why you can’t have just a little bit more! Your patio or terrace is the perfect place to add an extra little bit of storage that is tasteful but out of the way. 

If you have a nice sized area outside that can fit a bench or a crate, get a storage bench, cover it with outdoor cushions, and use that as your bench outside. In it, you can keep any gardening tools, extra holiday decorations, and more. The best part? It stays out of your apartment proper, but it’s still tastefully hidden away with easy access. 


5. Keep your privacy

Your patio or terrace is part of your apartment, and that means that you’re allowed to make your space as private or as public as you’d like. However, if you’re like most people, you want to make sure that you’re able to keep your privacy!

A bamboo screen or some heavy drapes make for the perfect, easy way to retain some of the privacy you might lose on your balcony. Or, if you aren’t really vibing with the idea of all of that extra fabric on your terrace, a short trellis with vines can also help you keep the privacy you’re owed in your home without all of the extra unnecessary fabric. 

A happy woman reading on her tablet while sitting on her apartment balcony

6. Make it a pet haven

It’s no secret that your pets love to be outside, so why wouldn’t you make your outside area into a pet haven just for your furry, four-legged friends? Use the space on your balcony to give your pets a pet-friendly area in the middle of a place where they might not have a lot of access to the outside. Add some fun, pet friendly plants like catnip, basil, or lemongrass. Add some cat trees outside for your cats to lie down on and scratch, or add some astroturf to give your dog a little taste of grass from four stories up. Add a couple of comfy pillows and a small shaded area, and your pet has a comfy oasis in the middle of the city!


7. Create balcony flower boxes

Flower boxes not only add a bright pop of color to your terrace, it gives you a warm, calm, almost vintage kind of feeling when you spend time outside. Flower boxes on your balcony add a kind of summer warmth that’s hard to replicate with the fake flowers that so many others use. 

Adding balcony flower boxes may be just the touch you need to enjoy some self-care by having a quiet dinner outside, surrounded by good weather, good wine, and the sweet aroma of the flowers.


Check Out Woodside Village

Here at Woodside Village, our apartments for rent in Westwood all have an outdoor terrace to give you a little bit of the outside in your apartment. We want you to be able to utilize all the space you have, whether it be as extra storage, an outdoor office, or a small garden. We want you to feel at home, and that means using the space on your terrace as you see fit, no matter what you decide to do with it. Just remember to keep it nice and have fun with it; you never know who may be walking by who might draw inspiration from what you’ve done!

If you’re interested in making one of our apartments for rent in Westwood your home, then contact us and schedule a tour today!