How to Decorate a Terrace for Christmas with Nature-Inspired Ornaments
If you want the Christmas spirit to fill every corner of your home you will have to pay special attention to decorating the house. During the holiday season, Christmas decorations and ornaments such as holly wreaths, fir branches and pinecones play a special role in interior decor. If you have a terrace or a large balcony, you can use these nature-inspired ornaments to highlight the outdoor spaces.
Here at oneHOWTO we want your house to shine, so in this article we'll share some ideas so you know how to decorate a terrace for Christmas. Choose what you like best!
Pay attention to details
To know how to decorate a terrace for Christmas it is essential that you keep in mind that it is the small details that will make your terrace shine. One of the best ways to surprise your guests is to decorate the corners and the most unexpected nooks with Christmas ornaments. You can use traditional glass or plastic balls, but you can also make your own unusual handmade Christmas ornaments.
In order to make your Christmas decor truly unique you can take advantage of spaces that are normally used for other functions, such as plant pots or the watering can. You can fill them with Christmas plants, or use them to show off holly. Nature-inspired ornaments will look great no matter your decorating style.
Proper lighting for a Christmas terrace
In the Northern Hemisphere, Christmas takes place during the darkest days of winter. This is why we give such importance to lighting during the holiday season. The city streets are filled with Christmas lights, and stunning Christmas trees are covered in fairy light strings.
One of the key aspects when you're planning how to decorate a terrace for Christmas with nature-inspired ornaments is how you will light up the area. Try hanging LED light strings by the plants, hang lanterns from the balcony or add a sophisticated vintage touch with candles, which are a great way to create hygge for Christmas, even outdoors.
Here you can discover how to make DIY Christmas lights with LEDs. Take a look!
Christmas plants for your terrace
There is no better nature-inspired ornament than an actual plant. Another way to decorate a terrace for Christmas is making the most of your plants and vegetation. The most traditional choices for Christmas plants are poinsettias, holly, mistletoe and fir. However, you can give a holiday touch to the plants you already own by decorating the pots - painting them red, drawing white patterns, adding a Santa hat to a high branch, putting up bunting, etc.
If your terrace has a wide garden area, take a look at our article on how to decorate the garden at Christmas.
Bring the forest to the city
During Christmas, many of us like to recreate beautiful Christmas postcards even when we live in a completely different climate. Why not remember the still-life of the Nordic winter and the frozen forests that bring the magic of Santa Claus to your home?
Another way to decorate a terrace for Christmas is using rougher elements from the forest as ornaments, such as logs, dry leave wreaths or pinecones. A very unique idea to decorate with these elements is to put them all together in a vintage crate or wicker basket to give the display a shabby chic touch.
These are our ideas on how to decorate a terrace for Christmas with nature-inspired ornaments. What are yours? Tell us in the comments section!
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