How to Decorate Your Balcony for Christmas

We have six creative ideas for you to decorate your balcony at Christmas. Take inspiration and fall in love with Christmas even more!
How to Decorate Your Balcony for Christmas

Last update: 08 December, 2021

Christmas is nearly here and your balcony, patio, and terrace deserve to be decorated too! To help you make your outdoor space as festive as possible, we’re going to share some ideas on how to decorate your balcony for Christmas. It’s such a shame how Christmas arrangements and decorations are mostly and only used within the home. So if you have a balcony, patio, or terrace, don’t miss the opportunity to add some outdoor festive cheer! 

You must make it clear just how much you love this season to everyone and anyone who passes by your home. Take inspiration from these creative ideas and fall in love with Christmas even more!

1. Natural Christmas decorations for your balcony or terrace

Christmas natural

Natural Christmas decorations are inspired by both Nordic and vintage styles. They involve reusing broken branches from pine trees to make bouquets and adorning them over the railings. You can complement these with pine cones since they’re easy to find this time of year when they fall off the trees.

Now, if you don’t live in a woodland area where pinecones or branches are common, there are some imitation-type options available. You can easily buy artificial fir branches that look like the real thing. Remember that it’s also about enjoying a sustainable Christmas and respecting the environment. Therefore, synthetic ornaments with a long life span are a good option.

2. Add some Christmas lights

The most traditional decorations consist of illuminations with colored LED lights, but this Christmas, why not choose something more original? Among the options, there are candles. You can buy a large number of these in different sizes and create your own candle holders.

You can also use chandeliers or lanterns and take the initiative by mixing different types. Although, if you have children and pets, the use of conventional candles may be somewhat dangerous. So instead, buy artificial candles, especially since these will remain beautiful and intact.

3. Decorate your balcony for Christmas with garlands and baubles

Garlands and Christmas balls.

The perfect combination for Christmas decorations is made up of garlands and baubles, as these generate an incredible color contrast. For the garlands, you can reuse fallen pine branches or buy artificial fir branches.

When it comes to the baubles, don’t limit yourself–mix the colors that go according to the decorative theme of your interior and intersperse them between large, medium, and small. You can also mix shiny with matte, and use different bauble designs.

4. Christmas wreaths

If you thought that we were going to ignore Christmas wreaths in these decorating ideas, you can rest assured! These decorations are used to give more life to balcony walls and are also made with pine or artificial fir branches. Garlands, ribbons, and even stars are mixed with them, it all depends on what you want to achieve this year.

Some wreaths are made with branches of other tree species, which stand out beautifully against the colors of  Christmas baubles. Add different arrangements such as miniature bears and candy canes for an original look.

5. Don’t forget the star of Bethlehem

decorate the balconies at Christmas with star of Bethlehem

The Star of Bethlehem is a very important feature at Christmas because it was this that guided the Virgin Mary and the Three Kings. Therefore, this year use this star to decorate your balcony, terrace, or patio. You have the option of using a large star and several smaller ones to accompany it or lights with a star motif.

Another idea under this concept includes using simple star frames in which you can wrap some pine branches and garlands. This means you’ll have a unique and original decoration.

6. If you have space, why not add a Christmas tree?

If you have a large balcony, terrace, or patio to decorate place a Christmas tree there. Decorate it following the style you’ve already chosen. What’s more, you can place a Santa Claus so that appears to be hanging from the balcony railings. This adds a magical and mesmerizing focal point.

Don’t forget to put lights on your tree and leave some space for Santa Claus to offload his gifts!

What other ideas to decorate your balcony for Christmas can you think of?

We’ve shared six ideas for you to decorate your balcony at Christmas that each has a traditional, sustainable, and modern touch. In other words, there are options to suit all tastes.

Although, remember that it’s about giving each space your unique and personal stamp. However you choose to decorate, we hope that you enjoy this most beautiful and long-awaited time of the year!


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