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by Sejal Nagjee 


Planning a garden in limited square footage, like a terrace or balcony, can be challenging.


Not only can it be difficult to come up with imaginative ideas to create a fantastic balcony garden, but also it’s difficult to execute your ideas within the tight confines of a small area.



However, you can take advantage of the opportunity to create a terrace garden masterpiece right in the comforts of your cosy balcony.


If you are limited to a balcony garden, it doesn’t mean you can’t be original to create a unique outdoor space. Here are a few ideas to inspire you!



Think Beyond the Tiles

When you are designing a balcony garden in a small space, skip the tiles. Instead, consider adding a simple floor with a decorative rug.


You can also get creative and add an artificial green carpet or turf rug to imitate the look of a lush lawn.



If artificial turf isn’t your style, you can also apply wooden tiles for a natural look.


On one hand, artificial turf provides the illusion of a vivacious green lawn. On the other hand, there is something to be said about the rustic element of natural wood.


Ultimately, it comes down to personal preference.



Potted Plants and Flowers

Rather than placing large pots in every square inch of floor, the design experts at Milestone suggest creating a display of various potted plants in one small area.



Don’t be afraid to get creative and experiment with different size pots and various heights to add dimension.


You can even refurbish household items such as watering cans or decorative vases for an original take on the traditional pot.



Hanging Baskets are a Must for Balcony Gardens

When it comes to balcony gardens, hanging baskets are a great way to add a wide variety of plants while saving space.


Wonderfully-designed hanging baskets allow you to add plants at higher levels. Not only do they look amazing but they also lend the illusion of more space.



Hanging baskets are simple, yet they create a striking impact without consuming all of your balcony garden space.


They offer a great alternative to add texture and colour to your balcony garden while maximising your space.



Not to mention, several herbs, vegetables, and flowers thrive in hanging pots.

Just be sure to hang your plants at a height that makes them easy to water and maintain.


And don’t forget your terrace railings. Consider installing hanging flower boxes on the outside of your balcony railings to create more space for lush plants.



Think Vertical Walls

A vertical green wall is a perfect way to enhance your balcony garden. If you space permits, consider creating a small structure for support or install a trellis for climbing plants.



Lush vertical gardens are an excellent way to maximise the space of your balcony garden.



Think Outside of the Box

If hanging baskets and potted plants aren’t really your cup of tea, there are plenty of other exciting and imaginative ways to decorate your balcony garden.


Think custom water features, decorative sculptures, or mini rock gardens. Not only does this inject your personal taste to your balcony, but also makes your terrace garden more welcoming.


If you can dream it, we can design it!



If your terrace space permits it, place a small table with two chairs for a cosy seating area.


Not only will this little area be the perfect place to sip your tea on a warm afternoon, but also it creates the perfect place to take in some fresh air before you start your day.


You can even get creative. Consider refurbishing an old shelf or bookcase against the outside wall.


This is a great way to showcase your potted plants and other favourite garden decors. The possibilities are endless.




Milestone Gardens & Interiors

Designing and planning a balcony garden can be challenging.


Not to worry, the experts at Milestone are here to help. From small terrace gardens to complete landscape overhauls, we know landscape design.



Whether you know exactly what you want or need a little inspiration, our team has the experience and knowledge to make the most of your terrace.


Together we will transform your balcony garden into your dream space! Contact a member of our design team to schedule your free design consultations.



by Sejal Nagjee 


Green walls are becoming more popular in both villas and offices. Their attention-grabbing allure and eco-friendly appeal create an exceptional design accent for businesses and homes alike.


Not to mention, green walls full of lush plants create a warm and inviting environment for both staff and clients.


Here’s everything you need to know about green walls. We’ve also included a few design ideas to provide a little inspiration for your space!



What are Green Walls?

Green walls are exactly what they sound like. They are walls covered with green plants and flowers.


Also called living walls or vertical gardens, green walls include all the materials needed to help your plants thrive, including soil, custom lighting and an irrigation system.


You can design your living wall for both indoor and outdoor spaces. Living walls create a stunning, eco-friendly work of art to enhance any area with plant life.


Additionally, living walls have many other added benefits.



The Benefits of a Green Wall

From green walls to interior gardens, the benefits of working and living in a space surrounded by plant life are vast.


In fact, in a study completed by the New University of Technology Sydney, plants were added to offices for a three-month period.


The research showed employees with plants in their workspace experienced a 30-60% reduction in stress levels.


Not only do green walls reduce stress and increase happiness, but they also can improve a person’s overall health and wellness.


Restaurants, hotels, and offices that include living walls enjoy a wide range of benefits.


  • Green walls create a warm and calm space for staff and clients. Furthermore, adding plant life to indoor spaces improves visual appeal.
  • Living walls create a lovely, eco-friendly accent guaranteed to leave a lasting impression.
  • Plants improve air quality. In fact, the presence of plants improves air quality by filtering toxins and removing harmful particles from the air.
  • Living walls create a natural noise barrier.
  • Plants are proven to increase health and wellness. In fact, green plants and flowers make people healthier, more productive, and happier.



Don’t Forget the Water Features

Green walls can also include custom water features. Living walls are the perfect place to create a focal point with a soothing fountain or custom water feature.


Green walls with waterfalls and water features have the double benefit of injecting the soothing sights and sounds of water in your space.


In fact, living walls coupled with water walls add to the unique visual appeal of bringing elements of the outdoors into your interior design.



Milestone Gardens & Interiors

At Milestone Gardens and Interiors, our design team plans and builds custom living walls for interior and exteriors.


Whether you desire a traditional green wall, wish to create a living wall in a unique space or want to get creative with wrap around corners, the options for adding plant life to your space are endless.


Contact a member of our team to schedule your free design consultation.