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How to Decorate a Balcony For Christmas

Max. D Gray
By Max. D Gray. Updated: January 20, 2017
How to Decorate a Balcony For Christmas

Christmas is a time of year that is present both inside and outside of the home. The streets and shops are decorated to show and add to the holiday spirit. Houses also boast outdoors decorations, so you will not want to forget to decorate a balcony for Christmas. To make this task easier we present some ideas for you and if you want to see other general ideas for your home, click here.

You'll need:

  • A climbing Santa or snowman
  • lights
  • Christmas tree
  • Snowman
  • decorations with lights (like stars)
  • other decorations: wreaths, bows, socks...

Steps to follow:


One element that has traditionally been used to decorate a balcony for Christmas is the typical toy Santa. This doll recreates how Father Christmas tries to get into the children's homes. This decoration has been used for many years. In some homes you can see variants such as snowmen or even the Three Wise Men. We do have to say though that some might look a tiny bit tacky.

How to Decorate a Balcony For Christmas - Step 1

Another frequently used option to decorate a balcony for Christmas is the fixing of lights around the balcony railing. Some people even place them around the door frames. Currently, they are also being changed in favor of other decorative fashions such as ball lights, which will give you a more hygge Christmas feel.

How to Decorate a Balcony For Christmas - Step 2

Some people prefer to put the Christmas tree outdoors to decorate a balcony for Christmas. These are mostly plastic trees with few ornaments. Having the tree outdoors, you will be more aware of climate change. It's also a great idea if your Christmas is during Summer, as you'll be able to leave the presents under the outdoor tree and open them all outside after a nice Christmas breakfast.

How to Decorate a Balcony For Christmas - Step 3

Another ornament that has lately been used in balconies at Christmas are snowmen. They can be made of many materials. This typical Christmas character has a privileged place in the balconies. Very often, within the household, there is no adequate space for it.


Increasingly, the lighting of balconies is present at Christmas , using different shapes and colors. They are no longer the typical lights placed around the railings, though these are still used. Now, typical Christmas shapes like stars, balls, bells or other characters invade balconies. Always looking for an aesthetic line which firs with the rest of the decoration.

How to Decorate a Balcony For Christmas - Step 5

Add some natural elements to your balcony. Put some fir branches, pine cones and even a wreath to decorate, it will look beautiful! This is also a great way to decorate a terrace for Christmas with nature-inspired ornaments.

How to Decorate a Balcony For Christmas - Step 6

Finally, you must not forget that on your balcony you can hang anything you want. Red ribbons, wreaths, socks, Christmas balls or even pine cones. The latest fashion is to move many elements which were traditionally inside the home to an outdoor setting. Place them in your own style and get to fully customize your balcony.


Now you know how to decorate your balcony for Christmas you might also be interested in making your own DIY Christmas decorations with waste material and learning how to decorate your dining table for Christmas. Give it a try and spend a wonderful Christmas!

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  • Use the decorations that best combine with your indoor aesthetics.
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