As appealing as living in the city is, it also brings numerous challenges. If you’re someone like me, who enjoys gardening and spending time surrounded by plants, then you probably know how frustrating it is to limit your green thumb to the size of a small apartment balcony garden. However, with lots of planning and a little sprinkle of creativity, you can turn your tiny balcony into a luxurious garden oasis. Here’s how.
Create a theme
The first step in transforming your city balcony into a beautiful garden is to choose a theme. Do you want to live in a tropical paradise, a quiet retreat, or a bustling metropolitan jungle? It will be easier to pick the proper plants, furniture, and decorations if you have a theme in mind. For example, if you want to create a tropical paradise, you can incorporate plants like birds of paradise, hibiscus, and palms. You might also include a hammock or a chaise lounge to create a spot for relaxation. Bamboo, bonsai trees, and ferns are good choices for a zen garden. To round off the look, add a tiny fountain or a meditation cushion.
Use space-saving furniture
When it comes to creating a balcony garden, you want to choose furniture that is both practical as well as gorgeous. Consider foldable seats, a bistro table, or a wall-mounted table that can be pulled away when not in use. Choose furniture made of weather-resistant materials, such as aluminum or resin wicker. Think about using multi-functional furniture if you have a restricted amount of room. A bench with built-in storage, for example, can be used to store gardening supplies and tools. Also, a planter box with an integrated bench can be used for both seating and growing plants.
Attach pots, shelves, or trellises to the walls
When space is limited, it is critical to make the most of the vertical area. To make a vertical garden, attach pots, shelves, or trellises to the walls. Hanging pots from the ceiling is another fantastic method to add greenery to your room. Choose plants that thrive in vertical gardens, such as ivy, ferns, and succulents. A trellis can be used to support climbing plants such as jasmine or morning glories. You can also build a vertical garden for growing herbs and vegetables, which is both visually pleasing and functional.
Light the space up
One of the keys to creating a luxurious garden on your balcony is to create the right atmosphere. Lighting can be a great way to set the mood and make your space feel more inviting. Hang string lights or lanterns to create a warm and cozy ambiance. Use candles or LED lights to create a romantic atmosphere. Consider adding a spotlight to highlight a particular plant or feature. Solar-powered lights are a great option for balconies, as they don’t require any wiring and are easy to install.
Luxurious looking decorations
Add some decorative pieces, such as ottomans, rugs, and throw pillows, to make your balcony garden seem even more glamorous. Look for fabrics and textures that are both stylish and long-lasting, such as outdoor-grade velvet or fake fur. Also, make sure the colors match your plants and outdoor furniture. Decorations such as sculptures, water features, or garden lamps are also beautiful additions. Another great idea would be using a scented diffuser to make your place smell as lovely as it looks.