Come get some simple summer balcony decor ideas as I decorate my mom’s beautiful lake house balcony with coastal cottage accents.

Country Cottage Small Balcony Decor with DIY Striped Fringed Umbrella

This project is part of the Seasonal Simplicity blog hop hosted by The Happy Housie, so after you read my post make sure to see all of the other beautiful outdoor summer spaces linked at the bottom!

Country Cottage Small Balcony Decor with DIY Striped Fringed Umbrella

A couple of years ago, my parents built a beautiful home overlooking a lake. They most recently finished their master bathroom, which you can see right here. This summer, I thought it would be fun to decorate their adorable balcony just off their master bedroom. It overlooks the lake and it’s the perfect spot for them to relax and enjoy the season. 

Country Cottage Small Balcony Decor with DIY Striped Fringed Umbrella

I was inspired by a photo I found on Pinterest of a balcony with a striped & fringed umbrella. Because I didn’t want to spend a ton of money to buy one, I decided to DIY one!

Country Cottage Small Balcony Decor with DIY Striped Fringed Umbrella

I bought this navy & white striped beach umbrella off Amazon, and then glued some fringe trim (also from Amazon) to its edges with my trusty hot glue gun. I love how this simple DIY turned out!

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Country Cottage Small Balcony Decor with DIY Striped Fringed Umbrella

I gave my parents this patio set earlier this Spring because I thought it would look SO perfect on their country cottage balcony. I love the classic lines of these chairs and the blue cushions. It’s from last year’s patio collection at The Brick.

Country Cottage Small Balcony Decor with DIY Striped Fringed Umbrella

 Country Cottage Small Balcony Decor with DIY Striped Fringed Umbrella  

My mom made some beautiful blue floral cushions from April Cornell napkins, and they add such a vintage charm to this set.

Country Cottage Small Balcony Decor with DIY Striped Fringed Umbrella

I added an old wicker tray I had on hand to the table along with some vintage books and cups (from Value Village), a faux plant from Michaels and some faux Dollarama roses.

Country Cottage Small Balcony Decor with DIY Striped Fringed Umbrella

I popped my DIY umbrella in an old electrical reel and steadied it with a concrete block. (Buying a patio umbrella base would have been easier, but this was inexpensive and it worked!)

Country Cottage Small Balcony Decor with DIY Striped Fringed Umbrella

My mom always has beautiful plants and flowers on hand in the summer, so we added them to the patio with some lanterns and jugs.

Country Cottage Small Balcony Decor with DIY Striped Fringed Umbrella  

Draping a string of globe lights on the side of the patio gives the space a little bit of ambiance for those warm summer evenings.

Country Cottage Small Balcony Decor with DIY Striped Fringed Umbrella

The best part of this balcony? The gorgeous lake view! And you can hear loons and birds calling through the soft evening breeze. It’s so magical.

Country Cottage Small Balcony Decor with DIY Striped Fringed Umbrella 

I love how this budget-friendly styling of my parents’ lake house patio turned out, and I hope they’ll enjoy many beautiful summer evenings relaxing here!

Take a video tour of my parents country cottage summer balcony:

Today I’m joined by over 20 of my talented blogging friends who are also sharing their outdoor spaces with you…

The Happy Housie // Place of My Taste // Rooms FOR Rent // Two Twenty One // Hallstrom Home

Taryn Whiteaker Designs // Modern Glam // Inspiration for Moms // The DIY Mommy // Life is a Party

The Handmade Home // Lolly Jane // Finding Silver Pennies
// All Things With Purpose // She Gave it a Go

Clean & Scentsible // My Sweet Savannah // Maison de Cinq // Amber Tysl // Lemon Thistle

This is Our Bliss // Southern State of Mind