If you live in the city with limited outdoor space, you know the struggle of bringing beautiful greenery into your life. Luckily, even a small patio or small balcony garden, can transform into a small patch of paradise.
We’ve showcased some ideas to turn your small outdoor space into a beautiful green oasis.
Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday cramped living with these apartment balcony garden or greenery ideas. And even better, you can do it yourself!
In this article you’ll find:
- Balcony ideas
- Small balcony ideas
- Balcony garden ideas
- Apartment balcony ideas
- Balcony gardening
- Tiny balcony ideas
- and more…
If you have a bit of backyard space but it doesn’t feel quite roomy enough, check out these ways to create different a getaway zone.
This balcony design is pretty much a bedroom with a huge chair that you can practically lay on with a simple snake plant (tips on Sansevieria plant care) to bring nature in. The quaint little decor like the bicycle and candles add to the decorative feel… in the middle of the city.
This small balcony heavily embellished with lots of cloth and densely packed plants. The area looks tight but gives a sense of royalty, and an excellent place to relax with morning coffee or a glass of wine at night.
The gray color palette carries through from the flooring through the metal table and chairs to the back wall and hanging “pocket” planters. Almost any flower color would POP in this planters setting. Perfect for a hanging balcony herb garden.
This small balcony has a nice natural lighting to it to brighten up your mood.
With the bright wood on the floor and the rocks surrounding it with a large swinging chair, and bamboo wall makes for a perfect place to relax.
The addition of rope lighting along the wood edge could add an interesting ambience during the evening hours.
This balcony decorated heavily with plants begins a little “balcony vegetable garden” to the city.
You can also try planting some herbs for your spices. The striped chair gives you a vantage point to admire the vegetation. All at the same time, admiring the city.
Even in a busy city, a small space balcony can still become a gathering place for friends, despite its size.
The clear barriers make the space appear less confined What’s missing? A few pots of herbs or flowers!
This small balcony carries almost a “formal” feel yet appears cozy for any visiting guests. A nice view overlooking the park and city skyline a few plants on the metal railing to add some color would be nice.
The wooden flooring adds a rustic feel to the balcony. There even seems that several solar lights line the balcony railings.
If your small balcony lacks a bit of style, this simple, clean balcony retreat offers some ideas.
It looks like the Bird of Paradise needs replacing! Otherwise nicely done!
No need for a small balcony to look boring! A simple, attractive wood flooring, add some funky throw pillows and bright colored flower pots to greet you every morning, and to relax with you at night.
Flowers (pink hydrangea) and foliage everywhere, a nice hardwood floor and a colorful striped mat laying on it, also there is a cute table with a green cover on top of it, invites you outdoors!
Don’t forget to select the most suitable containers for plants you decide to add.
This balcony garden design with two chairs looks like where an active twenty-something unwinds after a long day.
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This small balcony shows some of the “possibilities” one can achieve with a relatively narrow space and low cost. You can make use of many plants to improve the appearance of this space.
The vine trellis/canopy uses what appears as simple bamboo stakes turned horizontally, and tied to PVC pipes.
The vertical make the area seems full of plants without taking up space. Snakes plants help break up the back wall. A simple bamboo type fencing blocks the view from below.
This balcony expands the indoor living area and flows right outdoors. The containers with grown bamboo offers some privacy screening, but still allows air and a view of the street below.
More Plants and Flowers For Balconies and Terraces
- Acer palmatum (Japanese Maple)
- Adonis aestivalis (Pheasant’s Eye)
- Amaranthus caudatus (Loves Lies Bleeding plant, Pendant Amaranthus)
- Aristolochia macrophylla
- Aubrieta deltoidea
- Bellis perennis
- Bergenia cordifolia
- Calceolaria integrifolia
- Campanula medium (Canterbury Bells)
- Campanula portenschlagiana
- Campanula pyramidalis (Chimney Bell Flower)
- Cassia didymobotrya (popcorn Cassia or Senna)
- Celastrus orbiculatus
- Corokia cotoneaster
- Doronicum – Leopard’s Bane
- Dracunculus vulgaris (Dragon Lily)
- Erigeron (Fleabane daisy)
- Eschscholzia californica (California poppy)
- Godetia (Clarkia flower)
- Iberis umbellata (Candytuft)
- Jasminum nudiflorum (aka Winter Jasmine)
- Kniphofia (red hot poker plant)
- Linaria (Toadflax Flower)
- Linum grandiflorum – Scarlet Flax plant
- Lobelia erinus – edging Lobelia
- Lonicera caprifolium (Italian Honeysuckle)
- Matthiola (Stock Flower)
- Mimulus (Monkey Flower)
- Mirabilis jalapa (Four O’clock Plant)
- Nemophila menziesii (baby blue eyes flower)
- Nicotiana alata (flowering tobacco plant)
- Papaver nudicaule
- Pelargonium peltatum
- Phaseolus coccineus (Scarlet Runner Bean)
- Portulaca grandiflora
- Pulmonaria (Lungwort)
- Reseda (Mignonette flower)
- Ricinus communis
- Salpiglossis sinuata – Painted Tongue
- Salvia splendens (Scarlet Sage)
- Sanvitalia (Creeping Zinnia) – beautiful daisy-like flowers resembling small sunflowers.
- Scabiosa atropurpurea (pincushion flower)
- Styrax japonicus (Japanese Snowbell)
- Torenia (Wishbone Flower)
- Veronica spicata (Speedwell plants)
- Zinnia haageana (Mexican Zinnia)