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6 tips to enjoy your balcony or terrace year-round

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Winter may be coming, but there’s no reason to pack away the outdoor furniture just yet. With a little bit of preparation, you’ll be able to enjoy your outdoor living space all year round! Here are six tips to help you make the most of your balcony, patio, or terrace all winter long. 

All-weather cover

Balconies and terraces provide a welcomed change in environment, especially when we begin to spend more time at home in the winter. But they sure get chilly! Keep it cosy by choosing a suitable cover for your outdoor space and budget. From a professionally installed retractable awning or glazing to simple bamboo blinds. Even hanging a curtain can instantly add a little romantic style while keeping the heat in. 

Turn up the heat

While sipping a cup of chocolate warms you from the inside, take the chill off by adding a heat source. Think outdoor heater, camping stove, or even a hot tub! Doubling as your personal spa, it oozes luxury. 

Mood lighting

Make the most of long winter nights with ambient lighting. String up fairy lights, decorate with candles, use battery-powered LED lights, or go old-school with oil lamps. If you go for electric lighting, make sure it’s safe for outdoor use — you may also need some extra wiring done by a professional. 

Enjoy your balcony all year round. A cosy balcony with a blanket and hot tea.

Weatherproof furniture

Furniture that can cope with the heat, rain, and frost is what you need to enjoy your balcony or terrace year-round. Look for furniture made from weather-resistant wood like teak and metals like aluminium or wrought iron. Oh, and weatherproof cushions make maintaining your outdoor space during the winter a cinch! 

Cosy furnishings

Outdoor living spaces are like extensions of our home. Keep your style flowing outdoors by adding cosy finishing touches like outdoor rugs, chunky throws, and faux fur. It’ll keep you toasty!

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Evergreen plants

When things look a little drab and grey, there’s only one thing for it: plants! Spruce up your balcony with some potted or climbing evergreens so that it’s bloomin’ nice, even in winter. For a super fresh look, make sure to give your pots a quick clean with a good outdoor disinfectant like Jeyes ready to use fluid. Also, if like us, you can’t tell a conifer from a Ceanothus, a succulent is always a safe way to go when decking out your balcony or terrace. 

There you have it! A winter-proof outdoor space for all occasions. Questions about maintaining your outdoor space or other household issues? We’re here to help! 

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