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Decorating Tips for Your Patio or Balcony

Tulsa Rental Home with a Retro Style Balcony As a tenant, establishing a comfortable living space is a significant part of making your Tulsa rental feel like home. The same holds for 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 manner to decorating a patio or balcony is to add some greenery. Plants are a great addition to any room, inside or out. They give the space a good vibe, and they’re cost-efficient! On a balcony or patio, it is easy to create appealing groups of pots, flower boxes, or other green elements. Consequently, you invite natural beauty to your outdoor living space.

Another inventive manner to dress up a patio or balcony is with colorful furniture, cushions, or even curtain panels. Don’t be convinced otherwise; a patio or balcony can definitely be just as comfortable as a living room! Add some durable outdoor furniture pieces to invite relaxation, paired with some bright pillows. Though seemingly insignificant, an outdoor rug can surprisingly add an extra layer of comfort to your living space.

Outdoor rugs are weather-resistant and washable, making them such a good choice for home decoration! 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 set the entire mood for a cozy 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, making an irresistible space ready to use day or night.

Having a very small patio or balcony doesn’t mean you can’t do much to it. For small spaces, think vertically. You could suspend a decorative shelf on one wall and embellish it with potted plants, ceramics, and other knick-knacks. Additionally, you could opt for 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. A great idea is to make cold drinks and other refreshments more accessible. A rolling bar cart would work wonders for this. Guests could easily reach for their drink instead of having to go indoors every time they wanted something. 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.

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.  Don’t limit yourself; gather what resources you can find online, and unleash some creativity on your balcony or patio!

Looking for the perfect Tulsa home to customize? Contact Real Property Management Tulsa at 918-532-7020 or browse our available listings.

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