If you’re living in a grey city, making sure you keep a little bit of nature present in your home or garden is vital for your wellbeing. Staying connected to mother nature can seriously improve that state of your mind, body and soul, no matter how big the space you’re using is. With some ingenuity and a little creativity, you can create a space packed with plants that you can escape to when the city is grinding your gears. Here are a few ways to make the most of your small city balcony or garden.
Sofas, chairs and hanging pods
With the amount of time we’ve spent working from home over the past year, it’s no surprise that people are desperate to get more fresh air. Arranging some comfortable seating space into your outside area is super easy and makes the whole garden much more relaxing. A Hangout Pod may be another great use of the space, offering a comfortable, floating sensation that is the perfect place to max relax. Seating will also have the ability to make your seating space seem more maximised, which is essential in those titch outdoor spaces. Whether you choose hanging chairs, sofas or regular chairs, seating is great for when you have friends over or even if you’re just desperate for some me-time. So put your feet up and make the most of your outdoor space with some seating.
Small spaces sometimes require some thinking outside the box. If your space is too small for most furniture, it’s time to start thinking vertically. A slight change of perspective can suddenly fill up a whole lot of space you may not have even considered possible previously. Much like companies building buildings vertically in congested and dense cities, constructing your outside space vertically could free up plenty of room to play about with. Growing plants? Find some wall grabbers that grow upwards rather than outwards. Need some seating space? Vertical, hanging pods, such as a Hangout Pod, can be the perfect solution.
A splash of colour
When fixing up your outside space, the rule of three is a good way to keep some perspective. Three main colours and materials can totally transform your outside space, keeping everything neat, tidy and effortlessly trendy. Too many colours and too many materials lead to a cluttered feeling and a smaller sense of space. We’d suggest going for some stylish, light materials, maximising the space in your garden and keeping up to date with the latest trends. If you’re going for a more natural vibe, green colours will match your botanical paradise perfectly and help those plants pop. Whether you’re placing furniture or arranging ornaments, it’s vital to remember the rule of three to really maximise your outside space.
If you like gardening, you’ll know how freeing it is to have a large space to work with. However, those with smaller spaces can still do a lot with a small number of plants. Not only do plants make your garden or balcony feel more alive, they’re great for making your space seem larger. Dot some pots around the place, as well as growing some vertical hanging plants from your walls. Herbs are also a great choice, supplying your space with gorgeous aromas and giving you some edible additions to your home-cooked meals. The finishing touch should be some beautiful mirrors, reflecting your botanical Eden to create the illusion of a larger space. However you decide to plant up your space, the result will be more relaxing and larger than life.
Modern cities aren’t exactly a natural place to live. With high levels of pollution, a lack of nature and increased stress, creating your own private botanical paradise is essential. Smaller outdoor spaces may seem tough to work around, but with some extra creativity, you can transform your balcony or city garden into a larger refuge from the stresses of everyday life.