so here I am with some pocket-friendly ideas to give your balcony a quick makeover.
In this video, I’ll show you how a balcony can become a cynosure of all eyes with some small changes and easy steps.
We’ll take one step at a time and will decorate just one corner of the balcony today and in some other post, I’ll show you how you can give a makeover to the entire balcony. Since I’m talking about Indian Balconies, all the elements I’m discussing here are quite traditional and ethnic Indian.
The first step is to clear the clutter and just remove everything so that you can plan and picturise what exactly you want.
Next comes the step of adding a splash of colours. And that you can do without spending much. All you need to do is paint the pots in colour of your choice or if you already have painted pots then consider painting them in a different colour this time and you’ll be amazed to see the result.
Now if you have a plain wall in your balcony then perk it up. You can put up wall planters, artwork, shelves, masks or just paint some art like Warli, Madhubani or anything you like. I chose to put up wall masks and I found king & queen mask at dirt cheap price. You can see the makeover of these broken terracotta masks in my video.
Now let’s move on to next step of arranging the pots. Pots placed next to each other or arranged in a row looks like they are standing in a queue and waiting for something to happen. I always find it boring to arrange the pots in a linear fashion. My tip here is- create levels. How? Well, just choose the pots and planters in different sizes and then club them together. Or you can place an empty pot upside down and make it a pot stand.
Also, make the arrangement of pots standout by choosing the plants that have leaves of different shades and shapes. See the image below for reference.
In the last, let’s accessorise the balcony garden. There are so many garden accessories available these days and you can easily pick the ones of your choice that go well with the theme of your balcony garden. I placed pebbles in the pot, one with Warli painting to add a pop of colour. Terracotta figurines can never go wrong when it comes to accessorising a balcony garden.
Below are the two looks I created with some small little changes in arrangement and accessories. In look one below, I used a terracotta camel as an accessory to give this corner an ethnic punch. Plants of all types like creeper, climber, herb and succulents are creating a balanced look.
In look two below, I created a zen corner by placing Buddha head in the centre and lush green plants all around him. Did you notice how effortlessly I transformed the ethnic Indian look of this corner into a zen corner. Now let me show you how it looks at night.
Have a look!!!!
Don’t you love this. It looks so dreamy and oh so beautiful.
By the way, I used my favourite LED string light. It works fine outdoor as well as long as its USB cable is protected from water.
I am happy with this makeover and will be spending my summer evenings here soaking in the beauty of this lovely zen corner in my balcony. Hope Y’all liked it too. To read more blogs on ‘Gardening’ click here.
I’ll be on leave for a month. See you all in April.
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