Those who don’t have a porch don’t have to miss out on decorating if they have a balcony, and you can decorate your balcony for fall just like anyone with a porch. Depending on the size of your balcony, it might be necessary to scale back the size of your outdoor décor, but it’s possible to create a unique display worthy of any porch on the cover of a home improvement magazine. Try the following unique ways to decorate your balcony for fall. Not only will you impress passersby, but you’ll also enjoy your balcony and the wonderful autumn season more than ever.
Fall Lighting Options
Lighting options are of course more limited for a balcony, but fantastic decorative lighting options still exist. Consider installing low-wattage rope lights around the perimeter of your balcony. These indoor/outdoor lights are encased in translucent vinyl, and they are available in a wide range of eye-catching fall colors.
Unique lantern-style electric lights are also a great option to help decorate and light up a balcony. Check online for electric lantern-style lights, or visit your local home improvement store. Alternately you can use candle lanterns. You’ll discover numerous options that will decorate your balcony in ways you never thought possible.
Wheel Barrow Display
Just because your outdoor haven is a balcony doesn’t mean you can’t decorate with a unique wheel barrow display. Before you decide your balcony is too small for a wheel barrow, wheel barrows aren’t all full-size and meant for farm chores. Look online for a small metal or wooden wheel barrow, or check your local craft store. Partially fill a wheel barrow of your choice with hay or straw, and add colorful fall gourds, small pumpkins, and Indian corn. Light the area with a unique electric or candle lantern placed upon a small bale of hay or straw, and you’ll have an attractive display to celebrate fall.
Beautiful Fall Garland
With a little time and creativity you can create beautiful fall garland to embellish your balcony. Begin by twisting together several lengths of grapevines, and secure the ends with wire. Attach the heads of small artificial sunflowers, fall mums, or other weatherproof flowers and foliage, and wind it around the railings and balustrades. Alternately you can create garland embellished with artificial fall leaves and acorns. Your balcony will look every bit as good as any porch decorated for fall.
Displaying Fall Pansies and Mums
Potted plants are always a great choice for adding color and interest to a balcony, but instead of just setting potted plants in the corners when attempting to decorate, get a little more creative. Potted fall mums or pansies look lovely when placed upon small bales of straw or hay. Miniature bales can be found in craft stores, and they’re great for creating a unique staircase display for potted plants. Place a few small pumpkins, gourds, and Indian corn near the bases of the potted plants, and you’ll have a unique fall display that will beautifully decorate your balcony in celebration of autumn.