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 the long tiring day. Besides, you can turn your balcony into your small party place where you can invite your friends for tea-parties or having a gala time.
Not to worry if you have a small-sized balcony, space can still be utilised 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 the innovative accessories such as outdoor furniture made up of rattan, cane or wrought iron that will endure all 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 they add creativity to your space and makes it look appealing from afar too.
2) Grow Your Own Vegetables and Herbs-
Some vegetables can be grown anywhere if you provide them with 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 so 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 also enhance your privacy and keep the 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 can prove to be useful in purifying the air. If you are bad at taking care of plants, then choose varieties like cactus and bamboo that do not require extensive care and they can thrive well in dry conditions.