Hacienda Decorating A Small Balcony


Hacienda Decorating A Small balcony

Many two-story haciendas have a small wrought iron balcony. They may appear to serve no real purpose, but they’re a great place to add a splash of color. Decorating a small balcony is economical but can pack an artistic punch to your home.

It may seem that people who fail to decorate small balconies have no flair or decorating savvy. Bare balconies scream for attention no matter how small they are.

You can find a number of ways to dress yours up.

  • Take into consideration how much space you have available to you. Do you have glass doors leading out onto the balcony? Create the illusion of a wider space by changing the door to two thin glass doors rather than one regular sized door.
  • What does the view from the balcony look like? If it’s a beautiful view, you won’t have to do much at all. However, if there is something blocking your view, you may want to dress it up by adding plants to it. Hang ivy plants over the side and let them grow to the full length of the balcony. Go vertical by using the walls on either side of the door to hang other design elements.Potted flowers 01
  • Choose something with color. Whether you choose potted flowers or a sculpture of some kind, add a splash of color when decorating a small balcony. You may also want to hang large paper lanterns to give your balcony light as night falls.
  • Do you have room for a seat or two? Perhaps you can find a small wrought iron table and chairs. This would be the perfect place to enjoy a morning cup of coffee or tea with a friend. If you can’t manage that much furniture, find an old trunk, get some pillows, and create a seat in the corner of your balcony.

Don’t fill every nook and cranny when decorating a small balcony. Open space can be a good thing, especially when the area you have to work with is small. Again, if you can, use vertical spaces to your advantage.

Take the time to create your own private oasis. Think about how you’d like to use the space on your balcony and then see what you can do to make that a reality. Tranquility is possible when decorating a small balcony. All it takes is a little bit of time, imagination, and ingenuity to see your dream come true!

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Jan August 29, 2008 at 9:46 am

It would be great to see some examples of filling the space with items mentioned versus an empty balcony space.

nursery decorating ideas October 5, 2008 at 3:37 am

Nice tips. I really liked that with two doors to the balcony.

Alexandra October 26, 2008 at 8:56 am

On a typical “Spanish” balcony, I like to see baskets of colorful geraniums. If you hang them on the outside of the balcony, you might still have a little space left for a slim table and chair.

Log Homes November 22, 2008 at 5:26 pm

I love old Spanish Hacienda type of homes. I grew up in one and it has always stuck with me. From the tile, to the colors, to the heritage…It’s all so beautiful and ‘homey’ to me. I’m going to absolutely implement this into my home in the future.

Sansa December 6, 2008 at 8:35 am

Very great small balcony, I like it! Flowers on foto is very beaytiful.
Thanks for a nice tips.

Justin Phillips December 11, 2008 at 11:04 pm

Fabulous write up. I remember the last time I visited Marbella all the houses lined with pots of flowers. It’s a stunning site to see and especially when the flowers are in bloom. Hopefully one day soon I can retire in Spain!

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