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Decorating Tips for Your Patio or Balcony

Smith Mountain Lake Rental Home with a Retro Style Balcony As a tenant, creating a comfortable living space is an important part of making your Smith Mountain Lake rental feel like home. This is the case for your outdoor living spaces, too. If your rental home has a patio or balcony, it may seem like a challenge to decorate it. But, with a few creative touches, you can add décor that will make your home’s exterior just as inviting as the inside.

One creative yet workable practice to decorating a patio or balcony is to add some greenery. Plants are a great addition to any room, inside or out. On a balcony or patio, it is really easy to create pleasant and appealing groups of pots, flower boxes, or other green elements. By doing so, you invite natural beauty into your outdoor living spaces.

One other additional creative way to dress up a patio or balcony is with colorful furniture, cushions, or even curtain panels. Just because your patio or balcony is outside doesn’t imply it can’t be just as comfortable as a living room. Incorporate some durable outdoor furniture pieces to invite relaxation, paired with some bright pillows. To build up the feel of the area, consider adding an outdoor rug.

Outdoor rugs are weather-resistant and washable, making them a great option for those additional touches of comfort. For more effect and drama, try putting outdoor curtains or even sheer curtain panels to one or more sides of your patio or balcony. Filmy curtains flowing in a cool breeze may be just what you need to set up your outdoor space to feel like home.

For a more whimsical way to a patio or balcony décor, take into consideration hanging a porch swing, hammock, or strings of lights. Hanging swings, chairs, and hammocks can promote both comfort and relaxation while adding the vibe of a beach getaway to your home’s exterior. Hanging décor like lights, paper lanterns, or even pottery can add both beauty and whimsy to a balcony or patio, creating a pleasant place all set to use day or night.

If you have a very small patio or balcony, that doesn’t mean you can’t prettify it at all. For small spaces, think vertically. You could hang a decorative shelf on one wall and fill it with potted plants, ceramics, and other knick-knacks. Another workable alternative could be to incorporate an awning or decorative screen. Either will help provide both shade and privacy, and give your outdoor space a customized charming look and feel.

If your patio or balcony is your favorite gathering place with family and friends, go for it and design your outdoor décor around entertaining. You could include a rolling bar cart for easy access to cold drinks and other refreshments. If big outdoor furniture isn’t your style (or in your budget), consider adding pops of color with decorative footstools, ottomans, or even large floor cushions. Consequently, you impart both seating and eye-pleasing decorative elements for your guests all at the same time.

Heedless of how you wish to use your balcony or patio, imaginative and creative touches such as these can make it fun and easy to give it both the form you want and the function you like.

Looking for the perfect Smith Mountain Lake home to customize? Contact Real Property Management Cairn at 434-215-3028 or browse our available listings.

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