What are some unique ways to decorate my apartment and take advantage of all the features, particularly the balcony or patio?

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One of the most exciting things about moving to apartments in Gainesville is the opportunity to explore the layout of your new place and create a unique living environment. Many units in this city come with some great features, such as patios or balconies, vaulted ceilings, walk-in closets, and large windows. You'll definitely want to make the best out of your new floor plan. Think of it as a blank canvas just waiting to become a masterpiece. Continue reading to discover some fun ideas for spicing up your patio or balcony!

If you haven't considered a unit with a balcony or patio, it may be a fun feature to add to your list. There are so many different projects that would help transform your patio into something truly unique. If you plan on bringing your cats or dogs along with you, this can offer endless entertainment for those lazy afternoons – it is almost like pet TV! Additionally, Gainesville apartments that have unscreened patios are excellent for bird feeder setups A few simple wire hangings and bird houses will immediately attract some of Florida's beautiful bird species, such as the cardinal, finch, and chickadee. You'll be surprised how interesting it can be to see the birds interact and liven up your patio! The bird feeders only require a little bit of upkeep and cleaning, so you won't have to do much to enjoy the birds year round. If you don't mind a few squirrels as well, you can always set up a squirrel feeder too!

You may also want to consider adding a few lovely plants to your patio or balcony. When choosing plants for one of your new apartments in Gainesville, you'll have plenty of great options for species that love soaking up the sun. For example, succulents and bromelias are a wonderful selection and can give your patio a nice burst of color. If you like bushy, shrub-like plants with several flowers, you should also consider a lantana plant, which has colorful flowers all over in 2-inch clusters.

A convenient benefit of patios in Gainesville apartments is being able to enjoy the outdoors and remain in the shade at the same time. A patio can be the perfect place to kick back and relax, reading a good book or just sipping on some tea (or a margarita for some of us!). If this sounds like a wonderful idea to you, then remember to acquire some comfy chairs and a side table so you can prepare your patio for ultimate relaxation.

Hopefully these tips have given you some ideas on how to take advantage of the patio or balcony feature in Gainesville apartments. If you decide that this feature is something you're looking for, you can always use our search function to filter for units with patios or balconies!

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