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Decorating Tips for Your Patio or Balcony

Charleston Rental Home with a Retro Style Balcony As a tenant, building a comfortable living space is a major part of making your Charleston rental feel like home. This includes your outdoor living spaces, too. If your rental home has a patio or balcony, decorating it might prove to be a challenging task. Don’t fret; with a bit of creativity, you can most assuredly add décor that will make your home’s exterior just as inviting as the inside.

One creative way to go about decorating a patio or balcony is to add some greenery. Plants are a great addition to any room, inside or out. They are easily accessible organic decorations that won’t burn a hole through your pocket! On a balcony or patio, it is easy to create appealing groups of pots, flower boxes, or other green elements. Thereby, you invite natural beauty into your outdoor living space.

Another clever procedure to dress up a patio or balcony is with colorful furniture, cushions, or even curtain panels. With a few creative touches, your patio or balcony can become just as comfortable as your living room. Add some durable outdoor furniture pieces to invite relaxation, paired with some bright pillows. Adding an outdoor rug will bring a whole lot of vibe to your space.

Outdoor rugs are weather-resistant and washable, offering comfort at great price points. Also, outdoor curtains or even sheer curtain panels to one or more sides of your patio or balcony can instantly add a touch of relaxation. Filmy curtains flowing in a cool breeze could be the missing piece to your dream scenario of a home!

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 facilitate both serenity 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, establishing an alluring space ready to use day or night.

Believe or not, decorating your patio or balcony isn’t that hard — even if it’s very small! For small spaces, think vertically. You could hook up a decorative shelf on one wall and furnish it with potted plants, ceramics, and other knick-knacks. An alternative would be to add 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. Something you could do is make cold drinks and other refreshments more accessible. A rolling bar cart would be a huge help. Guests wouldn’t have to go inside the house to get their drinks. 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. Thus, you have both seating and eye-pleasing decorative elements for your guests at the same time.

It can be fun and easy to give your balcony or patio both the form you want and the function you need; all it takes is a touch of ingenuity. Your balcony or patio should be a place where you can feel good about your own space. So, go ahead — get creative!

Looking for the perfect Charleston home to customize? Contact Real Property Management Distinguished Care at 828-342-9683 or browse our available listings.

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