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4 Easy Holiday Decorating Ideas for Your Balcony

Create a festive mood in your own outdoor nook


Having a balcony has its perks: you can transform it into a mini oasis where you can take care of a few plants or a cozy nook where you can add a few pillows and throws. However, when it's time for parties and get-togethers, it is turned into an extension of the dining area. It's very practical since you can just set up a small table and a few chairs. This Christmas, we're sure that your guests would love to enjoy the view of skylines while savoring the dishes that you cooked.

Aside from hanging lights and decor, consider these four ideas that can help you add a warm holiday touch to a plain balcony:

Main photos from: Liz Marie Blog.

Work with a theme

When it comes to styling your balcony, you can follow the theme of your interiors! Are you going classic: with touches of red, gold, and green? Do you love a bit blue? How about a dreamy white Christmas? You shouldn't limit yourself and feel free to experiment with different looks.

If you've decided on a white Christmas for the balcony, work with silver garlands, faux snowflakes, and a bowl filled with silver Christmas balls.

RL Tip: If you have a mini garden, you can decorate the planters with white and silver ribbons. You can also paint a few of them in white.

Choose colorful linen

Liven up a plain area with vibrant accent pieces. Consider having two or three red pillows or you can also work with green wall art and gold throws.

Photo from Liz Marie Blog.

Prepare a tray or bowl with Christmas trinkets

Style your small table according to the season by using a printed tablecloth! Consider working with a checkered piece or a printed one. Make sure that it works well with the overall theme of your balcony. You can also keep things simple by placing a bowl, jar, or tray filled with pinecones, faux poinsettias, and other knicknacks. To make things sweeter, you can also work with a jar of homemade goodies.

Decorate with string lights

Your tiny space wouldn’t be complete without Christmas lights. You may choose to keep things easy on the eyes by opting for white string lights. You may also work with lively lights in different colors, sizes, and shapes. Use lights to liven up the walls and railings—hang them vertically or create patterns of a tree or a star.

RL Tip: Be extra cautious when working with Christmas lights! Make sure you buy a trusted brand from a reputable seller. Don't leave the lights on overnight and double check all electrical connections first.

Photo from Marty's Musings.

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