Whether you have visited or not, everyone yearns to have a piece of the beautiful Mediterranean heaven that is Greece. So, why not decorate your outside space of your balcony to look like Greece? It is easy to bring the atmosphere of the Greek islands to your home with a few tweaks and twists. Here are some tips on how you can experience Greece every time you step onto your balcony!
- The colors of Greece
We are not just talking blue and white here (although blue and white are definite reminders of many Greek islands which we will get to later in the list…and not to mention it is the color of the Greek flag). Let’s expand our color palette, as Greece is a very vibrant and colorful country. Pick out chairs and tables that are bright and alive, such as orange or red. Warm colors are in abundance in Greece, so go ahead and also mix and match flower-pot colors too!
2. It’s all in the details
Be sure to add details to your decor on your balcony, such as chosing wooden nick-nacks and include a lot of playful textiles and textures in your space such as printed pillows and flowers in yellow, orange, and red (very popular Greek colors for flowers). Choose flowers that bloom in abundance such as roses, chrysanthemums, hibiscus, and geraniums. A favorite Greek flower to keep on a balcony is a rose-scented geranium. The fragrant leaves are also used to many sweet traditional Greek dishes.
3. Do it like Santorini
Ok, if your are inspired by the island of Santorini, go all-out in your decor. Choose crisp linens and furniture with sleek, clean lines. Use white as your backdrop, but be sure to incorporate other colors, such as blue, red and even green to your palette. If you are able to paint your space, you can always add a border and paint it white to mimic the white-painted curbsides and paths on the island. Also, be sure to add bright flowers and blue metal or wooden accent pieces to your space.
4. Greek sunset
Get together your warm textiles, in reds, oranges and deep yellows; add to that some sea shells or beachy-like nick-nacks, and you are off to a great start in achieving an atmosphere of a warm, breathtaking Greek sunset! Better yet, if you have visited Greece and have collected seashells on your trip — or maybe even lava or sand from a Greek island — add that to your decor in a glass hurricane vase! Great conversation starter!
5. Mykonos party balcony
Get your party going on your balcony by transforming it into a space that shows off Mykonos’ best attributes! Just put together some white-outlined stones for the flooring, white-washed walls, and some colorful throw pillows with prints. Be sure to hang some solar-powered lights across your space to complete the atmosphere and transport your balcony to Mykonos.
6. Greek seaside escape
Turn your balcony into a seaside oasis by adding elements of the sea as with the Greek sunset balcony — only this time, use a color palette of turquoise and blues, mimicking the sea. Add in a couple of accent colors such as orange, purple or red. Or incorporate drift wood and other beachy-like accessories. If you don’t have sand form Greece, go to your local tree nursery and get some, fill up a hurricane vase with sand and shells. Then add thick ropes to hold light fixtures or other accessories, maybe some artistically painted fish or seascape paintings or artifacts, and lastly add some colorful glass bottles in blues and greens to complete the look!
Of course, you can complete your entire balcony’s “Greek look” by adding awnings made of bamboo or wood and adding rugs and throws that capture the vibrant culture and atmosphere of Greece! Let your imagination have no limits and be sure to relax on your balcony – a little piece of Greek heaven.