As a tenant, setting up a comfortable living space is a vital part of making your Ferndale rental feel like home. This includes your outdoor living spaces, too. If your rental home has a patio or balcony, it could be a daunting task to decorate it. Though you can always choose to add décor that will make your home’s exterior just as inviting as the inside — all it takes is some creativity!
One creative method of decorating a patio or balcony is to add some greenery. Plants are a great addition to any room, inside or out. They will certainly give any home a touch of coziness and comfort. 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 innovative approach to dressing up a patio or balcony is with colorful furniture, cushions, or even curtain panels. Although your patio or balcony may be located outside, they can easily be as comfortable as your living room. Add some durable outdoor furniture pieces to invite relaxation, paired with some bright pillows. To bring about a more familiar atmosphere of home, consider getting an outdoor rug.
Outdoor rugs are weather-resistant and washable, making them an excellent investment for your home! To give it that extra warmth of home, try adding outdoor curtains or even sheer curtain panels to one or more sides of your patio or balcony. Filmy curtains flowing in a cool breeze turns your house into something of a scene from a movie!
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 stimulate both solace 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.
Don’t think that having a very small patio or balcony is an excuse for not being able to decorate. For small spaces, think vertically. You could string up a decorative shelf on one wall and decorate 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. One idea is to make cold drinks and other refreshments more accessible. A rolling bar cart would be great for this. Guests wouldn’t have to walk all the way indoors to grab a bottle of soda or beer. 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. Accordingly, you give both seating and eye-pleasing decorative elements for your guests at the same time.
Regardless of how you use your balcony or patio, creative touches like these can make it fun and easy to give it both the form you want and the function you need. Be innovative with your patio or balcony — there are no limits to your imagination!
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