Summer is finally here! The most beautiful season brings us warm temperatures for lazy evenings, ice cream tastings, bike rides to the lake, lunch breaks in the park and a super relaxed lifestyle. While we prepare ourselves for the sunny days, we can already upgrade our seasonal bonus room, our beloved balcony. We asked our ZUCKER.client Amazon for advice for its long overdue makeover. Of course, we don’t want to withhold the top must-haves from you! Better be ready for our Amazon product recommendations for a fantastically chic outdoor area.
We want to walk barefoot but we don’t like burning the soles of our feet on the hot balcony tiles. The solution: this outdoor rug by FAB HAB, available in various sizes. The carpet is weatherproof and resistant, so we can safely leave it outside, even if a summer thunderstorm comes up. And when the last warm day has passed, we can use the good-looking piece in the bathroom.
Next on our to-do list: the plants. If you want to combine stylish and functional, get the minimalist flower box from Brandsseller, which is perfect as a small raised bed for the essential kitchen herbs. There’s no better feeling than topping a pasta dinner on the balcony with your own fresh herbs.
Why not plant greenery on our balcony, but vertically? We are very excited about the macramé hanging baskets by Petutu. They come in a set of 5 and they are a perfect match for the hammock chair which (beware: spoiler) we will talk about in a minute.
We don’t want our plants to die of thirst in the sun and hot summer temperatures while we sip on Aperol Spritz. So we should water them with the chic watering can by House Doctor. Thanks to its simple but classic design, it doubles as a beautiful decorative piece.
Of course we still need a nice place to enjoy ourselves. The set by Vanage, which includes a table and chairs, makes us feel like we’re in a French bistro. Croissant for outdoor breakfast? Bien sûr ! We can also invite a friend over for a sundown drink, so that the second chair doesn’t remain empty. By the way, we like the balcony bistro set best in dark green. But there are four other colours to choose from, in case you are not into it.
While we are on the topic of outdoor furniture, let us introduce our second macramé must-have: the hanging chair by VITA5 comes in three soft colours and invites you to sunbathe, read and linger. It even includes a waterproof cover that protects our little balcony swing from the rain.
Our balcony upgrade is almost finished. But let’s not forget the little eye-catchers that complete our outdoor home feeling. A little romance for the balcony evenings? Yes, please! The Albrillo light chain brings us dreamy light on warm summer nights and is a real competition for fireflies.
Since we really aim at chilling 24/7 on our fancy balcony, we might want to avoid a sunstroke. To that effect, we hang the sun sail by Sunnest Life. It provides shade so the iced tea stays cold and the kitchen herbs don’t fry on the spot. You can choose from different colors and sizes to match your individual balcony look.
Last but not least: sun protection out of the bottle. We apply a good amount of Solimo SUN body lotion SPF30, which not only protects us from sunburn, but also nourishes the stressed skin with vitamin E.
Main picture credits: Unsplash.com / Artur Aleksanian
A post by Loretta Käch