Interior design tips: Ideas for setting up a garden balcony for your home
We all love our porch in late spring, monsoons and even winters because patios act as an amazing space to relax, unwind or rejoice and nothing better than the view of flowing plants, waking up to the sound of birds chirping and tasting a hot cup of tea while watching dusk or dawn from a rooftop. If you want to spruce up your balcony into a verdant corner of relaxation, we have plenty of tips from interior design experts on the right trends and products to design a balcony garden for your home.
In an interview with HT Lifestyle, Raghunanadan Saraf, Founder and CEO of Saraf Furniture, suggested, “You can opt for a stretch texture roof design idea. The stretch texture is a light and summery material variant which, unlike the coating, is also protected in a few windier regions. An additional benefit of a sail as a porch roof is its adaptable suspension and independent idea.
He added: “The bamboo stack will fill a similar need as an MS outline with bent creepers all over, extended penetrable texture on one edge, or a retractable roof frame. Putting aside a budget plan will help to choose faster and obviously. Whenever you have decided on the design idea, think about the type of outdoor seating you would need.
According to Priti Lohiya, MD at Priti Homes, the ground surface or floor should be attractive and not slippery while the floor should not obstruct water and seepage should be appropriate with water proofing. She advised: “The lights set among the green plants look magical in the evening. The bulbs should not come into contact with the plant as they injure the plants. The belvederes are all this embellishment, you can install a grill segment or a bar area there. High quality terracotta pots preferred seepage over plastic pots. They give a provincial vibe to the space. The multicolored flowers in these pots change the look.
Recommending that one can grow different vegetables, soil produce on the terrace in pots, Priti Lohiya said, “If space is tight, go for a vertical ranch. Accent your deck with light fixtures, mirrors, lamp shades, craft dividers, tree trunks, old kayaks, glass bottle lights, tolls, bamboo sticks and screens for safety. Brightly colored pads, candles, water basins and feeders, and hand-painted pots add tone. In case you have an extraordinary view, don’t discourage it. Instead, make it a fundamental part of the style.
Adding to the list of tips and ideas for designing a balcony garden at home, Sejal Parikh, Interior Designer at WoodenStreet, said, “No one should compromise on comfort just because of minute factors like space restriction or budget. So concise, each space holds a strong hope for improvement. By following the right trends and the right products, you can soften the view from your balcony without any problem.”
She listed some super amazing tips which include:
1. Bloom greenery in full force – Lush green plants are the first to come to mind when we think of maintaining a garden. So, without compromising on space, how do you give your balcony a garden look? With stackable and hanging planters, one can install more than the expected amount of greenery without giving up all the space. Placing large, lavish planters is a big no for compact balconies. With stackable and hanging planters, you can create that drape of lush greenery around your balcony railings.
2. Cafe Style Furniture – Buying a set of foldable chairs and tables would do wonders to improve the comfort of your future balcony garden. Space-saving collapsible furniture would be most suitable for compact balconies and would work very well, being the highlight of lavish balconies. They are easy to store; therefore, the balcony does not have to be the permanent location for this furniture configuration.
3. Let the lighting handle the drama – Your choice of lighting is the anchor of the theme you want to give to your balcony. Yellow tint lights work great with a green view. Work with pendant lighting that provides textured lighting. This way you add drama to the image without making it too flashy. The beauty of simplicity will always prevail over extravagant elements.
4. Why hesitate to decorate? – Sure, the space is compact, and with the elements mentioned above, it would seem like the perfect picture of the balcony garden is achieved, but a modicum of vibrancy is a must for any space. Make your balcony garden look more like your space by decorating it minimally with cozy rugs. Now, why carpets? Well, they improve comfort, style and structure. They surely win over other decorations like wall art.