Designing your balcony garden the right way
While most of us would love a large and spacious garden, it is a luxury that only a few can afford. But that in no way should prevent one from enjoying the bliss of having their own little green nook. Small balcony garden ideas are an interesting way to introduce a garden space in your home without the need for a much larger area. Here are some beautiful balcony garden ideas that you can use to enhance the space around you.
1. Space Optimisation
The first step to making any space utilitarian and beautiful is to plan it well. The notion of wanting a large space is preceded by using the space you have optimally. Hence, it is imperative to plan what goes where before you start working on your balcony garden.
Divide your balcony into three rough areas- the garden area, the seating and the utility space. Reserve the hottest and the sunniest part for the garden area and the more cooler area for seating.
This is one of the key factors that one has to keep in mind while designing a small balcony garden. Use furniture that is light, weatherproof and ideally foldable. Introducing very large or heavy furniture is not only inconvenient but will make your space look smaller. It would be ideal to first determine if you want it to be your reading nook, hang out space or a multi utility space. You could even add a small dining table instead of lounging furniture and make your balcony garden an outdoor dining nook that is great to also accommodate guests for an evening outside.
3. Brilliant Lighting
While an outdoor space as a balcony garden wouldn’t need lighting during the day, choosing the right lighting for the night is very important. You may or may not use your balcony garden after sunset, but good and functional lighting is a must. However, what would really be ideal to make your balcony more dream like is the addition of unique and creative lighting ideas. Use fairylights, LEDs or quirky hanging or table mounted lights to make your balcony dreamy and magical.
4. Your Balcony Garden Statement
Your balcony garden is a great place to show off your knick knacks. While adding big statement objects is a strict no, adding smaller items not only creates an interesting ambiance, but it enhances the look of your space. Add antique findings, or small sculptures by local artists or items from your travel that are safe to be used in a semi open space.
6. The Right Plants & Flowers
Plants are the most important part of your balcony garden, and this post on small balcony garden ideas will not be complete without a discussion about the flora that you can add to your balcony. Depending on how much time you can dedicate to tending to your garden, you can pick plants that are easy to maintain, or that need a lot of care.
You can also opt for hanging pots, planter boxes along the railing and vertical garden as they are beautiful to look at and save space too.
Geared with these simple tips, one can embark on their adventure of designing their own little garden right in their balcony without the need of a larger or a much exorbitant space.