The balcony is an extension of the home, and it is a place where many people sit and read the newspaper, enjoy beverages, and take in a bit of fresh air and sunshine. It is a space that can be decorated according to the season or for any reason, and if you enjoy spending time on your balcony, you can make it an impressive space where friends and family will also love to spend time. Consider the following steps to decorate a balcony, and transform your ordinary outdoor space into an extraordinary place for relaxing and spending time.
Decide on a Holiday, Season, Theme, or Design. The items you choose to decorate a balcony depend upon the chosen theme. In the spring and summer, decorate the balcony with beautiful containers of foliage and flowers as well as other items that honor spring. In the fall, it can be decorated with small bales of hay, pumpkins, and friendly scarecrows. In the winter, your outdoor space can be decorated with holiday or seasonal decor. A balcony can become a showplace that will change with every season and holiday. Decorate according to your personal preference and style, and make it a place where you can showoff with ever-changing uniqueness and creativity.
Begin by Cleaning. No matter the design and the way in which the balcony will be used, it is important to clean it before beginning to decorate. Remove any unnecessary items, and thoroughly sweep away any dirt and debris. In addition, wipe away any webs or dirt on vertical surfaces before you start to furnish and decorate your outdoor space. It will be much more inviting and comfortable if the area is clean.
Choose Comfortable Seating and Accessories. Most people are more likely to sit outdoors if the seating is adjustable and allows for greater comfort. Before beginning to decorate a balcony, select outdoor seating wisely, and invest in furniture that is likely to be used instead of going for the cheapest options. Also, choose side tables for holding snacks and beverages. Make sure outdoor furnishings are something you will be proud to display on a balcony. With proper care, wicker, metal, or wood can last for years and will enhance the overall look of your balcony.
Decorate with Largest Pieces First. After cleaning and outfitting the balcony with furniture, decorate with larger pieces first. For example, when setting up fall decor, place small bales of straw or hay in corners, and use them as platforms for displaying carved pumpkins, scarecrows, gourds, and any other fall decorations. Once larger pieces are in place, smaller accessories can be moved and arranged as necessary.
Select Balcony Decor. It is not necessary to browse the seasonal aisle of discount stores or home improvement stores to find just the right accessories to decorate a balcony. Come up with original outdoor decor that include unique flea market finds, decoys, and other items not typically used for decorating. Decorate your balcony with original items and it will draw more interest from passersby. Best of all, you will be able to sit back and relax in an outdoor area that is well decorated and uniquely stylish.
Decorate with Lighting. Balconies are great for enjoying evenings outdoors, and a balcony that is used regularly should include outdoor lighting. Consider all-weather rope lighting to decorate a balcony. This type of decorative lighting is available in many different colors and lengths, and it can be extended or cut to fit any space. Rope lighting looks great when installed under a balcony railing or around the base. Indoor/outdoor lights used to decorate during winter holidays are ideal for placing around outdoor displays, and they provide just the right amount of light on dark, spring, summer, fall, or winter nights.
Jessica Ackerman writes for walldecorandhomeaccents.com - an online wall decor store featuring canvas wall art, wall sculpture and metal artwork.