Have you spent all day in the heavily ventilated office, feeling stressed and agitated, and all you want now is some peace and quiet? We can understand that quite well and therefore we have a great idea for you. Bring a piece of nature into the house by designing a beautiful, cozy balcony garden. Below we have some up-to-date ideas and tips on how to turn your small balcony or terrace into a true green paradise. Just keep reading and get inspired!
The best balcony garden ideas and tips that are very trendy in 2022
Balcony plants are a must if you want a lively and cozy balcony
Designing a balcony garden: It’s that easy!
Before you roll up your sleeves, do some research and analyze the weather conditions where you live and find out what plants they are suitable for. Most likely, plant shops and flower markets in your area only offer such balcony plants.
How to create a green oasis on your balcony!
Choose suitable balcony plants
You should also consider the orientation of your balcony or patio in relation to wind and sun exposure. Some plant species need full sun, others need partial shade, and there are also those that prefer a spot in the shade.
If you want to turn your balcony into a beautiful garden, set it up according to your needs and preferences. If you imagine your garden as depicted in the magazines, play with the colors depending on the atmosphere you want to create. If you want a cheerful and inviting balcony garden, then choose flowers in warm colors. On the other hand, opt for cool colors to create a relaxing place for bookworms. Whatever style you go for, be sure to check the flowering time of the plants to keep them vibrant throughout the seasons. This means the following: if some of your balcony plants wither, the others will bloom and vice versa.
Choosing the right balcony plants is important
A practical balcony garden can also accommodate dwarf citrus trees and berries, as well as various herbs such as oregano, basil, rosemary and lavender. Vegetables such as tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and beans can also be integrated in a completely natural way.
The more balcony plants, the greener your outdoor space will be
Flooring and sun screen ideas
The style of your balcony or patio garden does not necessarily depend on the flooring. There is a wide range of materials and ways to design it. For example, artificial grass can be just the thing for your small balcony. It not only reinforces the feeling of being in the great outdoors, but also visually enlarges the space. If you’re thinking about installing wood decking or wood tile, you’re on the right track. These are stylish and natural solutions that are suitable for both the balcony and the terrace.
However, wood can be difficult to maintain. Because of this, you can choose some type of brick or stone flooring for your patio. These are easy to maintain and last longer.
The flooring should look natural at best
You won’t get much of your green paradise if it’s exposed to the sun all day. Strong sunlight is neither good for your plants nor for you. Parasols cannot provide sufficient protection in this case. Awnings, on the other hand, are an intelligent and modern shading option. Most awnings also offer UV protection, which you can still benefit from.
Think carefully about privacy and sun protection on your balcony
Design a balcony garden according to the current trends in 2022
Beautifying the balcony or terrace has become more a matter of interior than exterior design. The choice of garden furniture depends on what you want to use your terrace or balcony for. Planning to host Sunday brunch and cookouts? Or do you want to use it as a personal retreat from the hustle and bustle of the big city?
For the first option, a garden set made of wood, metal or plastic is suitable. If you’re on a tight budget to buy a fancy outdoor furniture set, then hopefully you’ll be crafty and build it yourself. Home improvement projects give you the freedom to let your imagination run wild. For larger balconies, you can try building a garden set out of wooden pallets. Paint them the color you like and sew patterned garden cushions. And voila!
Your new relaxation corner can look something like this
For tiny, narrow balconies, on the other hand, you can use buckets, boxes or old car tires as decorative balcony tables. If you want to read comfortably in your garden, you should set up a hammock or a nest chair. However, be careful with the garden furniture as they need extra storage space in winter. In addition, a crowded balcony offers neither you nor your guests space and can cause negative feelings.
Small but nice
The finishing touch
Complete the decoration of your balcony garden by making it charming and personal with a little help from garden accessories. If you are an animal lover, consider setting up bird feeders in the form of birdhouses. The chirping of the birds underlines the feeling of a natural environment. And who knows, you might even make some new friends. Another garden accessory that stimulates our sense of noise is a wind chime. Hang it up in a wind-exposed place and enjoy its jingling. They come in different designs and colors and you can find them on every corner. Or, if you’re really crafty, you can make a wind chime yourself.
If you have a larger patio that you plan to host dinner parties on, you can also set up a BBQ.
A balcony with a beautiful view is all you need in the big city
And let it be light
In order to be able to use your small garden optimally, you should definitely install lighting and enjoy warm summer evenings on the balcony or terrace. First of all, solar lights are cheap and do not require additional energy, but the sun. So just attach them to the pots next to your plants.
In addition, fairy lights are an optimal choice for small balconies. A chain of lights with large bulbs can create an atmosphere for both parties and romantic private dinners. If you have chosen a rustic style when decorating your balcony garden, you can add decorative lanterns to the wall. There is always the possibility to light candles.
Romantic lighting guarantees you pleasant summer evenings on the balcony
Once you learn how to bring a little piece of nature into your home, no matter where you live, you can forget the hustle and bustle of big city life. Because you always know that your little sanctuary is exactly where you created it yourself. Enjoy your balcony garden and have a great summer!
Have fun on your balcony and design it according to your own preferences and needs
In this way you create a lively atmosphere and you will even forget that you live in the big city
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