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Decorating Tips for Your Patio or Balcony

Shelburne Rental Home with a Retro Style Balcony As a tenant, setting up a comfortable living space is a vital part of making your Shelburne rental feel like home. This holds to your outdoor living spaces, too. If your rental home has a patio or balcony, it may be a bit hard to decorate it. However, some creativity can add décor that will make your home’s exterior just as inviting as the inside.

One creative approach to decorating a patio or balcony is to add some greenery. Plants are a great addition to any room, inside or out. They’re a great adornment to any home, especially because they’re not too costly. On a balcony or patio, it is easy to create appealing groups of pots, flower boxes, or other green elements. As a result, you invite natural beauty into your outdoor living space.

Another inventive manner to dress up a patio or balcony is with colorful furniture, cushions, or even curtain panels. A patio or balcony that is outside can definitely be as comfortable as an interior living room. Add some durable outdoor furniture pieces to invite relaxation, paired with some bright pillows. You might also want to opt for an outdoor rug to make things seem a bit cozier.

Outdoor rugs are weather-resistant and washable, making them such a good choice for home decoration! For an even more interesting approach, you can add outdoor curtains or even sheer curtain panels to one or more sides of your patio or balcony. Filmy curtains flowing in a cool breeze is the epitome of a home that mixes both the outdoors and indoors.

For a more whimsical approach to patio or balcony décor, think about hanging a porch swing, hammock, or strings of lights. Hanging swings, chairs, and hammocks can encourage both luxury 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, promoting a charming space ready to use day or night.

Do you have a very small patio or balcony? That shouldn’t be a problem to decorate! For small spaces, think vertically. You could mount a decorative shelf on one wall and adorn it with potted plants, ceramics, and other knick-knacks. You could also go with an awning or decorative screen. Either will help provide both shade and privacy, and give your outdoor space a customized look and feel.

If your patio or balcony is your favorite gathering place with family and friends, go ahead and design your outdoor décor around entertaining. One thing you could do is make cold drinks and other refreshments more accessible. A rolling bar cart would help. Guests would no longer have to stand up and walk indoors just to get the drink they want. 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. Thereby, you supply both seating and eye-pleasing decorative elements for your guests at the same time.

With a bit of creativity, it can be fun and easy to give your balcony or patio the form you want, and the function you need. Be innovative with your patio or balcony — there are no limits to your imagination!

Looking for the perfect Shelburne home to customize? Contact Real Property Management Sterling at 802-861-6468 or browse our available listings.

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