6 Ways to Transform Your Rental's Courtyard for Summer
By Steph Elliott
We all know that summer is best spent outdoors, but what if your rental only has a courtyard? No matter its size or shape, there are many simple ways to transform this outdoor space into a delightful summer sanctuary. What’s more, all of these solutions are temporary. So, if you vacate the property, you can pack everything down just as easy as you put everything up.
1. Add Potted Plants
Greenery is the perfect way to bring colour, texture and life into any space. When it comes to your rental’s courtyard, think green walls, potted plants and herb gardens. Since there is limited space, a mobile wall made up of mounted pot plants is a great way to make the area seem bigger. If you have the floor space, adding potted plants in a range of varieties and sizes can bring depth and drama. A functional but equally decorative option is adding a potted herb garden for a more homely touch.
2. Select Decorative Screens
Screens are the easiest way to bring privacy and an eye-catching backdrop to your courtyard. Temporary screens like decorative lattice, antique shutters or artificial ivy walls are ideal choices for your rental’s courtyard. Just make sure you select a screen that fits your outdoor area’s overall theme. This courtyard transformation hack can not only cover up boring walls but make the space feel protected and cosier.
3. Consider A Framed Mirror
It is no secret that mirrors help make spaces feel larger and outdoor areas are no exception. That’s why adding a mirror is an easy way to expand your courtyard and make it more open. A good rental-friendly option is a framed mirror leaned against a wall. If you want to go a step further, make sure it reflects your outdoor area’s greenery or decorative screens, rather than your home’s interior so that it adds to your courtyard’s atmosphere.
4. Use An Outdoor Rug
If you think rugs are just for indoors, think again! Laying down a weather-proof rug in your outdoor area is the ultimate courtyard transformation hack. This simple but decorative piece can instantly zone the space and designate the seating area. Adding warmth and comfort, a beautiful rug will invite your guests to relax and enjoy your summer sanctuary.
5. Choose Functional Furniture
Creating a courtyard oasis means investing in outdoor furniture. Depending on the area’s size, you could decorate it with a durable dining table and chairs to create an entertaining hub, a weather-proof couch and cushions for instant comfort or even a hammock for the perfect summery vibes. Whatever you decide, make sure you don’t overcrowd it; you should keep your courtyard inviting but functional.
6. Create Mood Lighting
Lighting lets you and your guests enjoy your courtyard once the sun goes down. Whether you want to transform the space into an entertainer’s dream or private hideaway, choose lighting that suits the mood you want to create. Hanging festoon or fairy lights between your greenery and decorations is the best way to turn your courtyard into an entertaining area. But, if you want to create a cosy space ripe for relaxation, think candles and lanterns for the ultimate mood lighting.
These temporary tips and tricks can help transform your rental’s courtyard into a sanctuary this summer. If you would like to learn more about how to get the most out of this outdoor space, contact us today. Our team will be happy to answer any questions you may have to make sure you have an enjoyable experience renting with us.