Summer is a great time to get out and enjoy the beautiful weather that we have here in North Carolina. As a resident of our luxury apartments in Hickory, you might want to hang out at our two resort-style saltwater pools, or you may want to catch a quick pickup game with friends at our tennis, basketball, and volleyball courts. You may also just want to stick around your apartment and enjoy some peace and quiet on your spacious patio or balcony. You have plenty of amenities to choose from when you live at The Legends Luxury Apartments!

In today’s post, we’ll review three must-have items that can help you make the most of your outdoor living space. Check them out below and then go have some fun in the sun!

Luxury Apartment Patio Must-Haves

Comfortable Furniture

If you want to get the most out of your patio or balcony, there is no better way to do so than by investing in some comfortable furniture for it. That is not to say that you have to spend a lot of money on your outdoor furniture if you know where to look. You can check local thrift stores to see if there is a set that you can refurbish to suit your style preferences. Many residents also find affordable furniture online through discount sites. Wherever you choose to buy your furniture, you want to make sure that it is comfortable, durable, and that it is made from materials that stand up to rain and sun.


In our previous post, we reviewed five tips for having a potted garden on your patio or balcony. Incorporating plants, flowers, and greenery is a fast, easy, and affordable way to instantly inject some character into your outdoor living space. You don’t even have to be an expert gardener or have a green thumb to do so, either. Sure, you can choose live plants to decorate your space, but if maintaining them sounds daunting to you, then you can also choose silk plants. Just head on down to the local craft store to check out the variety of silk plants and flowers for your patio — they require zero care or maintenance and you’ll be amazed at how realistic they look.


Have you ever found yourself wanting to hang out on your patio or balcony in the evening to enjoy the cooler weather after the sun has set? Although it might not be the first thing that comes to your mind, spending time in your outdoor living space after dark can be incredibly relaxing, especially if you have the right lighting. The exterior light on your patio provides plenty of light for you to see, but you might prefer something a little less bright. String lighting is an excellent option that can be found in just about any big box store and it only takes a few moments to hang.

Enjoy Your Outdoor Living Space!

Decorating your apartment can be fun and exciting, inside and out. Here at The Legends, we pride ourselves on offering the best luxury apartments for rent in Hickory and we’re sure you’ll agree that our in-unit and community amenities are second to none. Contact our office today if you have questions about any of our amenities. In the meantime, get out there and enjoy everything our award-winning community has to offer!