Decorating Tips For An Outdoor Balcony
A balcony can provide a safe spot for a pet to enjoy some fresh air. In a home that does not have a yard, a balcony can enable a dog to spend some time outdoors without the owner being concerned of the pet escaping or running away. There are several decorating tips for an outdoor balcony. And here are some of them. You can use plants. Plants, of course, are the most natural decorating idea for a balcony. A few clustered pots of flowers and herbs can add spots of color to a drab table, enliven a rough, empty corner of your balcony, and even help shade an unattractive view. Even if you have never gardened before, you can choose from a number of practically foolproof plants ideal for containers, such as impatiens, begonias, English ivy and hardy herbs, such as basil and mint. If your balcony has an ugly wall you would like to hide, low planters of fast-growing bamboo will both screen the wall and lend a touch of Asian chic.
Don’t forget lighting, which is key for evening entertaining. If you have an electrical outlet on your balcony, you can hang a set of stringed party lights around the outside of your balcony door. Candles are another lovely, inexpensive source of evening light. Check your local garden centers for decorative metal lanterns, which you can either place on a table or hang from a hook overhead. Or, simply find a beautiful platter and set pillar candles of differing heights on top of it, and surround the candles with decorative stones from your local craft store.