Balconies are the most coveted spaces of the house, especially when you reside in a place full of tall buildings. When you can’t have a garden or an outdoor living space, turn your balcony into your oasis of serenity. Balconies are perfect places to enjoy the outside view from a height, and one can always rejuvenate by spending some quality time looking at the horizon after a long tiring day.
Besides, you can turn your balcony into a small party where you can invite your friends for tea parties or have a gala time. Not to worry, if you have a small-sized balcony, space can still be utilized cleverly without spending a lot of money. Here are some of the ways you can make the most of your gallery-
1) Convert Your Open Gallery into a Living Space-
If you do not own an open terrace, your balcony can work equally fine in adding the features you were longing to have. Pen down some creative ideas and incorporate innovative accessories such as outdoor furniture made up of rattan, cane, or wrought iron that will endure weather conditions, potted plants, artificial grass, and decorative features. If you are short on space, then add a foldable table, chairs and use your balcony railings to add bespoke planter boxes. The benefit of having planter boxes is that they add creativity to your space and look appealing from afar.
2) Grow Your Own Vegetables and Herbs-
Some vegetables can be grown anywhere if you provide them in the right conditions. Vegetables like tomatoes, lemons, eggplant, radish, and onions can be grown in decorative pots, stylish beds, pot-framed walls. Besides, you can grow different varieties of fresh herbs like parsley, mint, basil, thyme, etc., that can be used in the kitchen for medicinal purposes, and their fragrance can help relieve your stress. Ensure that they receive the right amount of nutrients and light.
3) Add Some Shade-
The idea of renovating your balcony may seem refreshing but have you thought about using it in summers when the heat is at its peak. Is it possible to lay and relax with the scorching sun overhead? No! So to protect yourself and your outdoor living space from the harmful rays of the sun, it is important to cover it with a durable sunroof, or you can check other shading options online such as shutters and pergolas for your outdoor space.
Apart from providing shade, the sunroof will enhance your privacy and keep prying eyes off your balcony.
4) Create Your Minnie Garden-
Don’t have a place to create your garden, use your balcony space to add potted planters, varieties of seasonal flowers in decorative vases, and create a living wall if the space is congested. The plants can provide a green touch to your balcony and prove useful in purifying the air. If you are bad at taking care of plants, choose varieties like cactus and bamboo that do not require extensive care, and they can thrive well in dry conditions.