4 Balcony Garden Trends That You Should Know
When decorated the right way, you can really enjoy a balcony garden. You just need to make the most of the your balcony’s nooks and crannies and, let nature shine. Below, we’ll show you some trending ideas for balcony gardens.
As you’ll read for yourself shortly, you don’t need a huge balcony for a garden. You don’t need a big budget either. All you need to do is decorate your balcony using the trends that we’re going to explain in our post. That way, you’ll be able to enjoy a little slice of nature at home, regardless of if you live in the city or countryside.
Balconies are usually small areas, making it important for us to make the most of the space. In other words, you don’t have to limit yourself to using just the floor but consider the walls and ceilings as well. We can use the following ideas for our balcony garden:
- Hanging flower pots. Buy some supports to hang flower pots from the ceiling. If you hang plants that partially dangle from their pots, you can create a waterfall effect that’ll give your garden balcony the perfect atmosphere. You just have to consider how high your ceilings are to make sure these hanging pots don’t become a nuisance.
- Vertical garden. Another popular garden balcony trend is the vertical garden. Look for an open wall and set up a structure that plants can climb. Remember to prune regularly or your vertical garden will spread to the other areas of your balcony.
Including aromatic plants in a balcony garden is a trend that’s enjoying more and more popularity. They’re great because they serve two purposes. First, they’re a decorative element, just like any other plant. But secondly, they’re also great for cooking and can jazz up dishes.
You could try choosing several aromatic plants and planting them in small pots. Pick the ones that you’ll use the most frequently in the kitchen like thyme, rosemary or oregano.
As we mentioned earlier, you have to make the most out of all of your surfaces in a balcony garden. So, we recommend hanging all of your pots on the wall at different heights. By doing so, you’ll have a unique yet practical space tucked away on your balcony.
Wood is a must for a balcony garden
Plants and wood match perfectly together. Both are elements that create a fresh and outdoor feel for your balcony. You can use different pieces of wood and they can all be different kinds or colors; it depends on what you like.
- Wooden furniture. If you’re balcony has the space for chairs, a table or a hammock, try buying them in wood. They’ll fit in perfectly with the garden atmosphere and keep the harmony alive. Wood furniture is also practical: if your balcony receives direct sunlight, both plastic and metal heat up and suffer the consequences over time. On the other hand, wood– with the proper maintenance— is more convenient to use and has a much longer product life
- Wood floors. If you’re looking for a warmer setting, and keep in mind that tiles won’t work well for garden balconies, you just need to buy and install some wood flooring squares that are meant for outdoor use.
- Wooden structures. In addition to offering a much more natural feel to your walls, a wooden structure will help your vines crawl and grow quicker.
Handrails, the perfect spot for lights
If you have a handrail on your balcony, we have a special recommendation for you. Use it to showcase lights. Buy some string lights and wrap them around the poles until they’re all covered: this will save on balcony space while lighting up the area.
You could also try a string of lanterns and hang them up the same way. The result will be an intimate, romantic and cozy space thanks to the dim lighting.
On a further note, you can also include other light sources such as candles or small solar-powered lights. They’re the best way to create light without having to do anything.