Will you believe if I tell you that we had zero plants in our home until 2 months back? Yes, none! And, today our home is full of green plants and finally, we also have a balcony garden.
How did that change happen?
Just a small realization, we travel and look out for places that are green and full of life. We love to spend time amidst nature so thought why not put some extra effort & bring nature inside our home. Taking that first step was extremely difficult for me because plants need love & care just like little kids. Glad we took that first step & now we’re doing so much better.
We are still learning & wish to add more & more greenery around us.
So, here I am sharing the 5 simple steps in which we created our Balcony Garden from scratch. I hope it inspires you to bring more greenery inside your home too-
Things you will require-
- Artificial grass (this is optional, you can also use carpet)
- Plants (lots & lots of plants of your choice)
- Wall decor items (we used paintings, mirrors & lanterns)
- Mattress & cushions (you can skip the mattress if you don’t have one)
STEP 1- Wall Decor using DIY planters
Initially, we put the artificial grass on the floor & then went on to drill the holes on the wall to put hangings. But we soon realized our mistake, removed the grass and moved on to wall decor. Since we have 2 walls we decided to put some DIY bottle planters on one wall and use other decor items on the other wall.
These bottle planters are easy to make and are a great way to upcycle single-use plastic bottles. And these give a fun quirky look to the wall. If you have less space in the balcony to put potted plants then it is definitely the best way to add greenery to your small garden.
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STEP 2- Wall Decor using paintings, mirrors & lanterns
We used a set of 3 paintings & a set of 2 round mirrors to decorate the second wall. I had one big bottle planter which I used on the top wall and tea light lanterns on the side to complete the look.
I bought all these decor pieces from Amazon during the Great Indian Festival Sale. Here are the links, in case you want to buy the same decor items-
Hosley Decorative Round Iron Wall Mirror
STEP 3- Place artificial grass on the floor
Now we cleaned the floor and placed the artificial grass, it instantly added to the garden feel. This grass is available online too but we were not sure about the quality so we got it from a local store.
This grass is easy to maintain, you may use a wet cloth to wipe it once a week to keep it dust-free. I prefer washing with water once every 2-3 months since we don’t get much dust. It has small holes on the bottom so the water easily seeps out.
Price – Rs 50 per sqft.
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STEP 4- Add more plants in the balcony garden
The next step is to add more plants onto the floor. The more plants, the more lively the area will look. Since we have a really small area, we put only 3 large pots on one side, 2 medium size pots on the opposite side. And, placed a bamboo rack in one corner with some 6-7 small pots on it.
STEP 5- Make a cozy sitting corner
Now, the final step is to make a cozy sitting corner in your balcony garden. You can either put some chairs if you have more space or create a floor seating as we did by using our son’s old cot mattress.
This balcony garden has become our most favorite place in the house and our mornings usually start with spending some time here together.
Here’s the full video of how we converted our boring balcony into an interesting balcony garden. Check out our Balcony makeover –
I hope you like our idea of creating an interesting garden by adding some greenery & fun elements to the dull & boring balcony. If our small cozy green area inspired you to create yours too, do comment below & share this post with your friends & family.
That’s such a lively n cozy place Neha, I so love the fake grass but sadly we get a lot of dust as our building in on the main road and dusting everything is always a problem. But we have decoartaed our balcony with some old tyre seatings and plants 🙂
Yes, dust is the problem for such outdoor spaces but you can keep it minimal to reduce the dusting time. Old tyre seating looks really cool, I also wanted to make one. Will try it soon!
This is really great, I also want to have such beautiful green balcony. The best and different thing that I liked about your garden is the bamboo rack, it’s a great idea. Will try for my balcony too.
Yes, it was lying useless so thought of putting it to the right use.
lovely idea you have shared with sure will be planning out with my balcony too 🙂
Glad you like it
Loved the little space for a relaxed time away from the hustle bustle and valuable me time.
I love the decor ideas and the make over is fantastic. Fake grass is adding the vibrant colour and enhancing the beauty of the area.
Thank you so much, Deepika, glad to know you like the decor idea 🙂
Lovely tips Neha. My balcony is quite similar to yours as we also have loads of plants, some quirky pictures and a sitting area. After Diwali, we planted seeds in earthen diyas- another idea for balcony decor!
Oh, that’s a wonderful decor idea, Noor. Thanks for sharing!
Loved the idea of balcony with cushion and mattress. That is something unique as generally people prefer having chairs.
Yes, that’s true. Even we have kept chairs in our living room balcony but we wanted to create a cozy personal corner in this bedroom balcony for us hence we made the floor seating. It came out really well.
I saw your video on this makeover. You did it so well to make this balcony a cosy place to sit and relax.
Thank you so much, Amrit
What a beautiful garden you have created. I have also been wanting to create something of this kind but my balcony is quite small. Still I would give it a try. Btw with what have you covered your balcony? Is it some kind of mesh?
Thank you so much dear, Monika. Yes, it’s a PVC balcony net easily available online.
I’m also into home plant these days. Love that fake grass lawn.thanks for sharing such awesome ideas.
Thank you so much 🙂