The garden is an additional living space. Many people, living in urban dwellings, gardening on a balcony or a terrace is the only option.
Small apartments and balconies are with a limited area but the good planning and organization are, in fact, the most important requirements for a sensational balcony garden design and optimum space utilization. There are a few tips and tricks that we can give you if you want to make a garden without actually having one and cleverly use your balcony.
Balcony garden design – what to do with a small balcony?
For a spectacular balcony garden design you need to keep to the basic elements which apply to every landscape design – to arrange the available space in the best possible way. Basically there are two options – you can use boxes or pots and hang them on the wall or on the railings, or you can plant the entire wall / floor. The first option is extremely popular as it offers some flexibility, while the second one requires some experience in gardening. Choosing the plants for the balcony should be in accordance with the balcony size. There are some flowers / plants that require more space. Evergreen plants will look beautiful even in winter on the balcony, while seasonal flowers will decorate the balcony only in during a particular season.
Balcony garden design ideas and outdoor furniture
The second option for a balcony garden design is to make a vertical plant wall. This is particularly suitable for small balconies because it gives a certain flexibility. If you wish, you may also create a lawn – so the balcony is transformed into a real small garden. The ones who are lucky to own a roof terrace, can experiment and make a real garden. Do not forget outdoor furniture – there are many designs which will fit into a small balcony garden and allow you to spend time outdoors despite the small space.
A small balcony can be transformed into a peaceful oasis
Flowers and artificial grass on a small balcony
Outdoor furniture allow you to enjoy time in the open
A dynamic composition of low plants and a tree
Vintage style design with climbing plants
A huge pot is an accent on the balcony
Small balcony accommodates boxes of plants and a seating area in the center
The balcony garden extends the living space