The spring and summer months can be a challenge for garden loving apartment dwellers. Although many flats in the UK have balconies or patios, there’s usually a catch – they tend to be on the smaller side. Never fear though, we’ve brought together a selection of garden ideas for small balconies to help you create the relaxing green paradise you’ve always dreamed of.
This weatherproof box from Aldsworth shows that you don’t have to sacrifice on style when you’re looking for small balcony storage furniture. Use it to organise your balcony and hide away plant pots, bags of compost and small garden tools. Also available in a larger size.
Want to add a touch of green to your balcony? Plants are a must. Galvanised planters are perfect for small balcony gardens. This attractive container can be used to create herb gardens, colourful flower arrangements, or even filled with ice and used as a drinks container on scorching summer days.
These tall fluted zinc planters are perfect for adding height to your sky garden without taking up too much space. If it’s privacy you’re after, position the planters along the edge of your balcony. Lightweight and durable, they’ll serve you well all year round.
With the ambient glow of these festoon lights shining down on you, you’ll be able to relax and unwind with friends long after the sun goes down. Available as both a 10 and 20 bulb set, these lights can be used indoors or outdoors. The handy hooks on each bulb mean they’re incredibly practical and can be hooked or clipped almost anywhere.
Apala Garden Lanterns
New for spring 2017, these handmade garden lanterns can be placed in balcony pots. We’re sure you’ll agree that they are as beautiful to look at during the day as they are at night when they’re lit by flickering candle light. Every lantern is made from recycled glass and decorated with an antique silver finish.
No small balcony garden would be complete without a resident bird or two. This stylish bird feeder by Danish designers House Doctor is certain to bring a few feathered friends to visit you whilst you’re enjoying your morning coffee outside.
And now onto decking. Why not inject a touch of comfort and luxury by adding a durable jute rug? The diamond design is available in three sizes and can be quickly and easily rolled up out of the way if you spot dark clouds on the horizon.
Hanging egg chairs are a firm favourite of the team here at Grace & Glory. After all, what’s not to like? Curl up in your small balcony garden, enjoy a good book and let the summer breeze rock you gently.
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