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Decorating Tips for Your Patio or Balcony

Round Rock Rental Home with a Retro Style BalconyAs a tenant, a big part of ensuring that your Round Rock rental feels like home is by creating a comfortable living space for yourself. This holds to your outdoor living spaces, too. If your rental home has a patio or balcony, it could be a daunting task to decorate it. Though with some creativity, you can add décor that will make your home’s exterior just as inviting as the inside.

One creative technique to 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. As a result, you invite natural beauty into your outdoor living space.

Another productive process to dress up a patio or balcony is with colorful furniture, cushions, or even curtain panels. A patio or balcony that is outside can 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 an instant choice for comfort. 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 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 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 hook up a decorative shelf on one wall and furnish 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 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. 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. Go ahead and let your balcony and patio be the canvas to express your creativity! That in itself is a great reward.

Looking for the perfect Round Rock home to customize? Contact Real Property Management Longhorn at 512-580-3099 or browse our available listings.

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