14 Mini Urban Gardens to Bring Harmony to Your Balcony

Mini urban gardens are an urban trend that, without doubt, are very pleasing to the eye. In addition, they allows us to take advantage of a small space in our home that, in general, tends to be very neglected.
14 Mini Urban Gardens to Bring Harmony to Your Balcony

Last update: 11 June, 2022

In this article, we’ll take a look at some fabulous ideas to build and decorate your balcony.
The idea you should keep in mind is: try to get the most out of the space. You will see how easy it is to turn this place into a pleasant space to spend your time.
In addition, you’ll notice that you can decorate many ways with materials that aren’t very difficult to find. Actually, you can even find some inside your own house!
First, however, let’s take a look at the benefits of having mini urban gardens.

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The benefits of mini urban gardens

  • Plants help you to breathe easier, since they reduce pollution and, therefore, purify the air.
  • In addition, plants also reduce static electricity, so the environment will no longer be so charged.
  • Also, plants help to create a much more pleasant environment, which helps reduce stress considerably. This means that they improve your mood and your quality of life.
  • They add harmony to the space and this helps improve your concentration.

Elements for decorating mini urban gardens

There are many ways to create and decorate mini urban gardens. Everything depends on the taste of each person. For example, some people prefer a minimalist style, while others enjoy a bohemian style , with more elements.
Regardless of your style, the important thing is to consider which objects can help you make better use of the space and make it more pleasant. Some of the most popular, in regard to mini urban gardens, are the following:

1. Place a small bench


For modern styles, benches with wooden details have become fashionable. This makes your mini urban gardens much more spacious and organized.
We recommend you read: 5 Beautiful Ideas for Creating a Mini Garden in Your Home

2. Create a plant wall

Hanging garden

A mini urban garden that is full of plants or flowers is always very beautiful and, above all, relaxing. This is because green helps create a very natural environment.
To assemble it, you should only look for a wooden structure and add pots (or climbing plants). It’s recommended to distribute several grids along the wall to hold the different plants.

3. Elements for relaxation


You can use various accessories, both to decorate and create ideal environments to spend a moment of relaxation or meditation.
A few fluffy cushions, a pair of pillows, a good sofa, blankets and flower pots are some of the elements that you can use to create a special corner. We recommend that you use different textiles, shapes and tones that make your balcony a very cozy place.

4. Add rows of small lights

Make Lighted Jars to Decorate Your Room

“Fairy lights” are small rows of light bulbs that are very fashionable to decorate mini urban gardens. This is not only because they give a more romantic touch to the space, but because they provide a source of dim light. They are very beautiful at sunset and, of course, at night.
Stores have available rows of small lights with both batteries and plugs. Choose the option that is most comfortable for you. Another option is to entangle them among the plants on your plant wall or you can place them in many other ways.

You can even create your own lights using jars!

5. Creepers and climbers

Creepers and climbers

Creepers and climbers are plants that grow progressively on a surface and cover it completely.
You can use them to fill a wall, create an arch or make them grow around a trunk to make a natural accessory and give a different touch to the space.

6. Hammocks

Hammocks are elements that work very well for urban mini gardens and that you can enjoy when you have a balcony that is a little more spacious.

The trick is to choose a hammock that is made of materials that are comfortable and beautiful, but also resistant to the elements.

7. Flowers

Table and Chairs on Garden Patio

Flowers are natural elements that bring a lot of color and vitality to mini urban gardens. They can be combined in different colors and create arrangements as elaborate as we wish.
They can be the center of the space or be placed as an accessory.

8. Decorations

Some pots of different sizes with plants and flowers can been arranged, placing them on a vertical section of the wall. These are supported on a base where there are also more accessories such as pots, lanterns, and small candles.
The key is to place a few, so as not to overload the environment.

9. Artificial turf

Balcony with Garden and Artificial Turf

You can carpet your mini urban gardens with a little artificial turf. It will help you to give a more natural touch to the space and invite you to relax.

10. An umbrella

It’s essential to have a shaded area in any mini urban garden. You don’t need a large space to fit your garden with a good umbrella. Your balcony will look very sophisticated.
See also: How to Set Up an Urban Organic Vegetable Garden

Ideas for mini urban gardens: spaces to your liking

Cushions and decorations on balcony garden

Create a platform with a rustic feel that combines perfectly with your plants. Place a tarpaulin or awning on the railing and you will get the privacy you want when playing sports, reading, or simply soaking up a little sun.

Create a romantic balcony

Pair a table with a vase of flowers and a centerpiece that you consider perfect for the occasion and add a few metal candle holders with candles.
Another option is to add a sofa with hanging lights to generate a romantic atmosphere and more according to the occasion.

A colorful and cheerful balcony

Colorful balcony furniture with flowers

Decorate your balcony choosing a few accessories, but ones that draw attention, especially of the people who visit you.
Placing a carpet on the floor and an auxiliary storage table not only looks good, but also will be very useful.

Bring life to the corners of your balcony

Create a good area where you have breakfast, lunch, or dinner. If your balcony is located on one of the highest floors of your building, you will have an excellent view where your garden will look much nicer.
Take advantage of this space and the view to read a good book!

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