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Decorating Tips for Your Patio or Balcony

Winston-Salem Rental Home with a Retro Style BalconyAs a tenant, creating a comfortable living space is an important part of making your Winston-Salem rental feel like home. The same goes 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 in actuality, with just a few creative touches, you can add décor that will make your home’s exterior just as inviting as the inside.

One creative style 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 trouble-free and really easy to make delightful groups of pots, flower boxes, or other green elements. By doing so, you invite natural beauty into your outdoor living setting.

One other resourceful manner 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 at all that it can’t be just as comfortable as a living room. Add on various durable outdoor furniture pieces to invite relaxation, paired with some bright pillows. To further magnify 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 even greater drama, consider attaching 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 enable your outdoor spots to resemble and feel like home.

For an extra whimsical approach to a patio or balcony décor, ponder about hanging a porch swing, hammock, or strings of lights. Hanging swings, chairs, and hammocks can promote both comfort and relaxation while adding the vibes 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, having a delightful space available for use day or night.

If you have a very small patio or balcony, that doesn’t mean you can’t enhance it. For small spaces, think vertically. You could try to hang a decorative shelf on one wall and fill it with potted plants, ceramics, and other knick-knacks. Some may perhaps choose to add an awning or decorative screen. Either will help provide both shade and privacy, and give your outdoor space a customized face and feel.

If your patio or balcony is your favorite gathering place with family and friends, just go on ahead and design your outdoor décor around entertaining. You could position 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. In this fashion, you give both seating and eye-pleasing decorative elements for your guests.

Irrespective of how you desire to use your balcony or patio, ingenious touches like these, for instance, can make it fun and easy to give it both the form you want and the function you call for.

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