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 5 things you need to create a cosy outdoor reading area

05 March 2024

By: Floorrich Singapore

The right flooring can significantly elevate the look and cosiness of your outdoor reading area. Source: Unsplashed

Living in a high-rise apartment in Singapore can sometimes feel a little constricting, especially when yearning for a quiet space to unwind. However, with a little creativity, you can transform your balcony into a tranquil oasis perfect for curling up with a good book.

Here are 5 things you need to create a cosy outdoor reading area:

1. Comfortable Seating

The foundation of any good reading nook is comfortable seating. Opt for a weather-resistant armchair, a plush bean bag, or even a swinging hammock to create a relaxing spot to lose yourself in your book.

2. Shade and Shelter

Singapore’s sunny climate is refreshing, but sometimes you’ll need a respite from the heat. Consider installing a retractable awning, a sun shade sail, or even potted plants strategically placed for shade.

3. Lighting

For evening reading sessions, add warm and inviting lights to your balcony. String lights, fairy lights, or solar lanterns can create a magical ambience, enhancing the cosy atmosphere.

4. Flooring

The right flooring can significantly elevate the look, functionality, and cosiness of your outdoor reading area. Instead of classic ceramic tiles for the balcony, look for composite decking flooring, like the ones offered by Floorrich. Our outdoor flooring deck offers several advantages:

  • Durability: It withstands Singapore’s weather conditions, resisting warping, fading, and moisture damage. Furthermore, the resin and wood fibres in Floorrich’s FirmaDeck give it the durability to withstand rots, decays, and termites.
  • Low Maintenance: Unlike wood, composite decking requires minimal maintenance, saving you time and effort.
  • Aesthetics: Available in various colours and textures, it can create a warm and inviting feel, similar to natural wood.
  • Comfort: Unlike traditional tiles that can get hot underfoot, composite decking offers a comfortable and pleasant walking surface.
  • Environmentally Friendly Materials: Our outdoor composite decking flooring is sourced from recycled wood and plastic that had been repurposed from consumer waste. 
  • Non-toxic: No hazardous substances or toxic fumes are released during the flooring installation process, safeguarding both your health and the environment.

5. Personal Touches

Finally, personalise your reading nook with elements that spark joy! Add a small side table to hold your book and drinks, place a decorative rug for extra comfort, and incorporate your favourite plants or artwork to create a space that reflects your personality.

By incorporating these elements, you can transform your balcony into a cosy and inviting haven for relaxation and reading, all within the comfort of your high-rise sanctuary. Floorrich offers a wide range of flooring options, indoors and outdoors such as the FirmaDeck. Together with our expert installation services, we can help you turn your cosy reading corner into reality. Visit our website or contact us today to learn more!