Christmas Decorating Ideas for Your Balcony
A balcony is a wonderful addition to a home during the warmer months of the year as it provides a comfortable place to enjoy the lovely weather. Even the smallest of balconies can usually accommodate two people to sit and enjoy a cup of coffee or glass of wine. When the weather turns chillier and the holiday season arrives, less time may spent on a balcony but can still be used to add a little seasonal flair to the home. This article will offer some fun decorating ideas to give a balcony some Christmas spirit and considerably add to the overall seasonal decor of the home.
Christmas balcony decoration ideas
Several strands of either white or colored Christmas lights can be strung through the railing of the balcony and also the outside frame. Be sure to use lights that are appropriate for outdoor use so they do not become damaged in the event of inclement weather. Christmas lights with smaller bulbs should be used for a simple and traditional look, while strings of Christmas lights with larger bulbs can be used if you are seeking a more dramatic look for your home’s balcony.
A beautiful evergreen or pine cone wreath can be hung on a balcony railing or inside wall to create a gorgeous and festive decorative focal point to your home. Several mini wreaths can also be hung on the balcony railing for a simpler, yet no less beautiful effect. There are so many different types and sizes of Christmas wreaths available in stores that you will surely find the perfect match for your home and style. Instead of purchasing a pre made wreath you can spend a relaxing afternoon or evening using your creativity to make your own.
Red Or Green Cushions And Pillows.
If your balcony is well protected from the elements and you can leave your balcony furniture’s cushions and pillows outside year round, consider switching out the current with a festive red or green colored set.
A large bowl of pinecones dusted with glitter or artificial snow will look lovely on your home’s balcony. You can also scatter a trail of pinecones on the floor of the balcony in an artful display, being careful not to step on any when you go out there during the holiday season.
The poinsettia plant is a beautiful symbol of the Christmas season. Several large artificial poinsettia plants in decorative pots will add a festive splash of color to your balcony.
Miniature Christmas Tree With Presents.
A small to medium sized artificial Christmas tree set up in the corner is a wonderful way to add a touch of Christmas decor to your balcony. Decorate the Christmas tree with ornaments and decorations that will not be damaged by winds, snow or below freezing temperatures. Wrap empty cardboard boxes of varying sizes with colorful wrapping paper and place under the tree to create a lovely holiday scene.
Holiday Blow Ups.
In recent years, the trend of decorating a front yard with large blow ups of Santa, Frosty and Christmas trees has become very popular. Measure your balcony and determine what size blow up will fit comfortably. Be sure to tie the holiday decorations to the balcony railing so they do not take flight and wind up on your neighbor’s lawn in the event of a winter storm.