Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Balcony Gardens With Personal Touches

Whether you have a huge garden in front of a sprawling bungalow or 
a tiny balcony garden in an apartment, it will not make a pleasing space for you until you add some personal touches to it. A balcony garden is a promise to mother nature that we will always find a way to bring you into our homes. 

Indian Balcony Garden
Image Credit: Reema Sarvanan
Today we have two special guests with us from Bangalore who are going to share how they turned their balcony gardens into a space where one can sit, relax and find some respite from the hustle-bustle of the city.

Reema Saravanan:
Reema is joinin juggles between work and family and tries to create a balance. In addition to her IT job, she had also started a new venture 'Cushion Harbour'.  Here is how she turned a small balcony garden into a space that reflects her personality. 

Indian Balcony Garden
Image Credit: Reema Sarvanan
"An apartment is seldom a place for individuality or originality, with every house looking exactly the same and adding to it is the constraint of limiting ourselves to balcony gardens. But I wanted to make the most out of it." 

Indian Balcony Garden
Image Credit: Reema Sarvanan
"My father raised me garden friendly and with his love for plants, I inherited his green thumb too. I have dedicated 2 out of 3 balconies to my plants."

Indian Balcony Garden
Image Credit: Reema Sarvanan
"The focal point of my balcony is the wall. I have accessorised it with a few wrought iron pieces I purchased from several exhibitions. I think the contrast of wrought iron against a white wall is universally attractive." 

Indian Balcony Garden
Image Credit: Reema Sarvanan
"The tiny chair you see there is where I sit and drink my morning tea and I wouldn't miss it for anything. In short, I would like to say that my balcony is a garden which is home to not only plants and decor but also a piece of my childhood and heart."

Indian Balcony Garden
Image Credit: Reema Sarvanan

Raaga Madhu:
Madhu is joining us from Bangalore and showing us a before and after picture of her balcony garden. You don't always need to burn a hole in your pocket when you think of a makeover of any space in your home. Here is how Madhu did it without spending a fortune.

Indian Balcony Garden
Image Credit: Raaga Madhu
"We live in Bangalore. We have a medium sized balcony on the west side of our home. To decorate it, I must say I had not spent much. I bought all the terracotta pots from potters and not from nearby nurseries that saved me a lot of bucks." 

Indian Balcony Garden
Image Credit: Raaga Madhu
"Then I painted them myself in sync with my balcony flooring and its walls some of them I left as is. The terracotta couple here is from Brougham from Madanapalli in Andhra. I repainted them according to my taste."

Indian Balcony Garden
Image Credit: Raaga Madhu
"I felt that there was something missing on the wall so, the sun on the wall was painted by me with acrylic colours it's Madhubani art inspired sun. I used the yellow tiles from leftover scrap and placed them in the middle to add to the balcony decor. The butterflies are the silicon fridge magnets placed in the pot with small rods."

Indian Balcony Garden
Image Credit: Raaga Madhu

That's all I had for you today. Hope you found some easy tips and ideas to decorate your balcony garden. If you too want to share your garden spaces on 3D you can write to me. 

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