Turn your balcony into a tiny garden: 11 simple and low budget ways

Lexi Hughes Lexi Hughes
DIE BALKONGESTALTER Modern style balcony, porch & terrace
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It's summer time and we love enjoying the outdoors. If you're lucky enough to have a balcony or small courtyard in your home or apartment, why not make the most of it? 

We collected 11 examples of balconies and courtyards that were transformed in the summer and winter to make the most of the space. The best part about these seriously charming spaces is you can recreate the look on a budget. We can only imagine the owners enjoying these sweet spaces! 

Let's check them out! 

1. A garden indoors

This garden can be enjoyed all year long! We love the mosaic tile and simple planters. We can imagine redoing the floors of a smaller room, like this, with the help of a tile professional. Take a look at our professional section to find a tiler near you. 

2. Courtyard charm

We have a very simple but peaceful courtyard nestled under the trees. Recreate this look with bright furniture like these red chairs and minimal greenery. 

3. Bohemian vibes

Wow! We love the bohemian look of this tiny garden. Recreate this look with bright textiles and funky outdoor furniture. We're sure the owners enjoy this space as much as we do!

4. Tea time garden

We see a color theme happening here: pink! This sweet little garden is classic in its design and packs a lot of personality. Recreate this look with hanging shelves for planters and bright pots and textiles. 

5. Zen garden

While this garden is a little barren, we appreciate the simplicity and calming features. We especially like the stone accent wall and wood rimmed spa! Both features would be enjoyable to recreate in your garden if you have the room.

6. Summer and winter gardens

Alvhem Mäkleri & Interiör - balcony Magdalena Kosidlo Living room
Magdalena Kosidlo

Alvhem Mäkleri & Interiör—balcony

Magdalena Kosidlo

Check out these two gardens! The summer garden is stunning and perfect for enjoying a warm summer day. The winter garden is also gorgeous. We love the candlelights surrounding that beautiful spa. You can borrow ideas from both looks, and enjoy your garden all year long. 

7. Simple and green

This garden is simple but you can recreate the planter in your space. 

8. Bright garden with a twist

We love a good garden firepit and this one is picturesque. We also can't get enough of glowing planters. How cool! 

9. Chic and comfy

We can imagine cozying up on these chic cushions. Recreate this look with plush cushions and bright flowers. Another bonus is the retractable awning. Perfect for enjoying your garden on hot days!

10. Walled gardens

This another trendy, and favourite garden look of ours. Walled gardens are easy to recreate, and can use a variety of materials, to house colourful and lush plants and flowers. 

11. Dinner garden with a view

What a special way to enjoy a meal. We love this sitting area nestled in this garden. You can recreate this with a table and chairs of your own. Enjoy! 

It's summertime and we have more garden inspo just around the corner, check out 6 low-cost garden paths you can build for yourself.

Do you have a tiny garden? Tell us in the comments below. 

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