Modern Balcony Garden Ideas
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For people who have large balconies, this may be inevitable to raise a sort of internal partitioning with the help of an ornamental trellis. Partitioning can be done for so many reasons depending upon the usage of the balcony. Some people use this partitioning to enhance the privacy levels and other want it just to create a more warm and personal atmosphere. Whenever you decide to raise the partition in your large balcony, the options before you are numerous. The scope and range of trellis and screens are very vast these days, you can opt for side shelter, back wall cover up or internal screens.

Some trellises used for partitioning usually contain two layers to give maximum protection and the other incorporate windows through which you can appreciate a view. Trellises are really helpful and can easily be adapted to any shape and size. These can be arranged vertically horizontally and with odd spaces. If you combine one or two different types, this will give your balcony a very attractive look. Besides this, using a delicate patchwork will give you charming striped shadows. If you are more into classical themes, you can opt for the designs like a medieval scalloped profile, Georgian formality or ornamental posts and finials and the columns and arches of Greek temple.

Timber Screens

For landscapers and architectural designers, the use of timber is really very interesting. They not only work on classical themes but also create some new attractive designs out of timber. Timber is considered to be flexible as you can give it any shape or size according to your requirement. You can build a timber screen of any height of or width keeping in view the space available in your balcony. Like any other metal, you can give a fine finish to timber with paint and varnish to give it a shiny smooth look. The most traditional wood shades, such as rich red, dark or honey brown can be used to stain and varnish the timber. Even you can give your timber a more up to date appearance in the form of new pastel shaded stains. Dramatic effect can be achieved by staining your timber a strong Chinese red, deep blue or smart dark green. Remember, timber is something that can be as delicate or as striking as you want it to be. You can achieve a natural soft look by installing willow hurdles, reed or bamboo screens available in sections to your timber frames. They are best to achieve modern or oriental scheme in your balcony.

Metal Screens

Another important screening material is metal. Metal screens are used widely as meshed metal screens are available in variety of different shapes and designs. Metal screens are easily cut out and can be painted easily into your desired color. In addition to this, other shiny metallic finishes or glossy black schemes really make them desirable to create the stunning hi-tech scheme.

Metal is also known for its traditional and old fashioned aspects too. They are often available in Victorian style trellis sections, frames and arches. Metal possess a property of being soft and lightweight, so they are often used to create rose arbors, and bowers. These screens are also used support the plants when fixed in place properly or attached to the back wall.

Container gardening is also catching on as it can be done in the restricted space of the modern homes. These are the perfect option for the house having small children because of the safety issues it brings along with. But before you buy one make sure to do your research and select the most appropriate garden water feature for you and your garden.

You can also build your own containers and use your creativity to get the most out of the place available to you. You can either arrange them in a waterfall formation or the fountain formation. This will make sure that you do not miss a big garden.

Also in a compact space, you can create a miniature fountain using various pumps. This can be placed anywhere in the house but is best placed near the window or in the balcony.

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