Be it a balcony, a deck or a patio, your house’s outdoor space is very important. As we spend most of our time working in the office, it’s a good idea to spend some time outdoors and enjoy the fresh air, whenever it’s possible. Thus, one should design and arrange the outdoor space to be appealing, inviting and cosy, at all times. Even if you live in an apartment on the fifth floor, a few gardening tricks can help you transform your simple and small balcony into a personal green haven.
When planning an outdoor room re-design, we usually concentrate on the big things first, such as the furniture. It’s a fact that the outdoor furnishing items are paramount for normal outdoor functioning: a day bed for sipping coffee in the lazy afternoons, a comfy hanging chair to soak in the morning sun and a good-quality dining setting to host your friends for the holidays. The furniture is the functional, must-have part of an inviting gathering space, designed for everyday use.
But there are a few equally important (although smaller) items that will make your outdoor room even more appealing and eye-catching – the details. A few soft, colourful cushions on the outdoor sofa, a patterned floor covering under the dining set and many different style, different size outdoor garden pots will completely transform the look and the feel of your outdoor space.
One of the most versatile items you should definitely incorporate in your overall outdoor design are the gardening pots. As they come in a huge palette of colours and nuances, different materials, sizes and features, you don’t have to be an experienced gardener to have a nicely arranged, perfectly nourished garden. Choose medium sized, resin pots to give your outdoor space a unique and eclectic feel. You can put them on an old bench right next to an empty wall, and mix them with smaller, enamel-coated stainless steel pots for better results. In this way, your colourful plants will be dressed up in fancy pots and displayed in an attractive and captivating manner.
If you have a small balcony with no room for tall plants and flowers, you can buy a few smaller outdoor garden pots made from a pattern-printed porcelain to plant a variety of herbs, smaller sorts of flowers and succulents. You can also plant them in hanging, hand-woven rattan baskets that will exquisitely display their green appeal. This way they’ll create a wonderful sight that can be enjoyed on a daily basis and leave a lasting impression on everyone around. Since rattan is weather-resistant, you don’t have to worry about protecting your balcony from the elements.
When it comes to the features of the outdoor garden pots and maintenance of the plants, there is a perfect solution for those of you concerned with the responsibility to frequently water the potted plants. Just settle on a white planter or two, and your outdoor area will immediately become a contemporary getaway with no maintenance requirements at all. These planters have a self-watering system incorporated in their modern design and can be used both inside and outside, as they are made from UV and corrosion resistant materials.
The variety of pots and planters you dispose of can become a focal point of your outdoor room design, as you can decorate them to suit your taste or paint them to complement the rest of your outdoor décor.