Put a bar: 8 simple tricks to pimp your balcony

More and more Kenyans are living in urban settings and with that has come the need for more highrises to accommodate the growing numbers.

This has meant that like the reggae singers constant lament; our suburbs, towns, and cities are becoming concrete jungles. This has meant that space is more constrained and thus the need to use efficiently.

Balcony with lounging chairs
Balcony with lounging chairs

One area that is constantly overlooked in most apartments and flats is how people use their balconies. There are several ways one can maximise and smartly use their balcony.

They are below;

Add a small table

One can enjoy a morning coffee, brunch or work on your laptop using the table.

Balcony with a small table
Balcony with a small table

Bring in Greenery

One can plant fruits and veggies in their balcony and no it isn’t as hard as you imagine.

Put up a Hammock or a rocking chair

The hammock or the chair is a nice way for one to enjoy the breeze or read a book as you lounge at home.

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Laying back as someone chills

Add Pattern with an Outdoor Rug

This will give your balcony character and make it more inviting to relax.

Opt for Floor Pillows

This is a wonderful idea for those who want to just chill and while away the day. One can have a nice conversation, read a book, play a board game or just meditate.

Surround Yourself with Flowers

Buy potted flowers and surround yourself with these beautiful reminders of nature’s best.


Install Built-In Seating

Put in some bench seating and use them while hosting your guests. Opt for Floor Pillows.

Design a Spot For Cocktails

Put up a temporary bar that you can use to prepare cocktails and drinks for yourself and guests.

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How to create an enchanting garden with these 5 easy ideas

Are you tired of that boring old garden space? Did you know that your garden is one of the places where you can show off your creative creativity?

Well we will tell you why.

You don’t have to go all out to make your garden look beautiful, you can use home made decors to make it look enchanting! A real head turner for that matter.

Here are 5 ways to turn that boring space into a master piece.

1. Use of ornaments

Ornaments consisting of lights, glow balls, flickers and so have you always bring a different glow to a space.

Use those old decorations that you have been keeping in the store to bring that extra ambiance to your garden.


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crystals wired round ceramics as decor
lights to give a glow in the garden

2. Have a Gazebo

This is the real deal.

Having a relaxation area where people can just come and relax, dine and have conversations admiring the beautiful view of your garden is just the kind of vibe anyone would want.

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Gazebo at the garden
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Relaxation area in your garden

3. Glow up with the lighting

Let there be light they said!

This is one of the best decorations to make that garden look like fairy-tale movies.

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glow in garden

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4. Use plants as ornaments

It isn’t a garden if it doesn’t have plants period!

Having that greenery with a touch of bling makes all the difference.

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ornaments in the garden
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plants to decorate the garden

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5. Flourish your fence

Fences are not only to surround the compound, the could also bring an extra demeanor to your compound

Therefore make that fence look like a holiday!

Rest area on the fence
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Decorated fence


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