Have an empty space at your balcony or rooftop? Want to utilize it in a great way? Here are some great Terrace Garden Ideas you can use!
City lives can be hard for people who love being close to nature, surrounded by greenery. There is less space, more pollution and life is full of hustle-bustle. However, you can turn your terrace in a tropical oasis by growing a garden and get your daily dose of freshness. Explore these Terrace Garden Ideas to know how!
Check out our article on how to make a terrace garden in India here
Terrace Garden Ideas
1. Pick Tall Plants and Tree
You can grow bamboos in the corners and grow shrubs on the walls to maximize greenery. This way your rooftop will become a lovely garden, where you can roam, read books and have fun.
2. Grow Conifer Plants in a Row
Conifers are attractive and versatile plants with minimal maintenance needs. You can use these shrubs to block the sights and sounds of the annoying neighborhood.
3. Create Rooftop Lawn
You can create your own by laying synthetic grass and adding tables, benches on the terrace.
If you want a more realistic feel, you can grow real grass, here is how
4. Diversify Plants
Always choose a variety of tall plants, flowers, few small trees, ground cover, and shrubs to add a rustic touch to your terrace.
5. Make a Vertical Garden
Vertical gardening is ideal for gardening enthusiasts who live in a city and have a small space. There are plenty of experiments you can do with vertical gardening like making a lettuce planter or a DIY plant holder.
6. Choose the Right Furniture
Add a sofa, dining table, and a few chairs to add a rustic vibe to your rooftop. You can enjoy solitude evenings or family gatherings here!
7. Add a Fountain
Fountains are not limited to outdoors, infact they can adorn your rooftop garden too! Construct a square water body with a miniature statue in the center to complete the look of your terrace garden.
8. Don’t Use More than Three Colors
While designing your rooftop garden, make sure the railings, furniture, containers, and walls have a similar or a combination of two colors. Using different colors can make your terrace look blunt and cluttered.
9. Flooring Matters
Remember the type of floor you choose can make or break your rooftop garden, so pick the right floor type. It should suit the climate, the plants you are going to grow, and go well with the theme.
10. Use Different Varieties of Plants
Tune the calming vibe of the terrace garden by growing a variety of colorful plants. You can balance the use of warm and cool colors on the rooftop by planting shrubs, flowers, trees, and annual plants.
11. Install a BBQ Grill
What’s better than cooking food on your rooftop in fresh-air! Set up a BBQ grill on your terrace garden and enjoy preparing the delicious recipes like BBQ chicken, Paneer Afghani, and Seekh Kabab!
Lighting Ideas for Terrace Garden
12. Ground Lightning
Experience a magical evening view by embedding glowing crystal balls along the perimeter of your rooftop garden. Use different sizes and colors to enhance the look of your garden.
13. Light up Plants and Trees
Another great way to make your terrace garden more inviting in the evening is to light up your trees and plants. You can use small LED lights and light chains for this purpose.
14. Entrance Lightning
To amplify the beauty of the terrace garden, you can light up the entrance by adding classic and tall lamps. You can also add mini copper statues near the lamps.
Creative Ideas for Terrace Garden
15. Make a Movie Theatre
How about watching your favorite Netflix series under stargazing nights, surrounded by your plants and trees? Just set up a sofa, table, monitor, or laptop, and enjoy your evening.
16. Decorate Rooftop Garden with Tires
Turn your old tires into useful objects by introducing them to your terrace garden. You can use them as hanging flower containers and paint to match the theme of the terrace.
17. Garden Lounge
Transform your terrace garden in an entertaining lounge by adding bold-style furniture, tabletops, and music systems. This will be a place where you can relax and have leisure time!
18. Bonsai Theme Rooftop Garden
Love bonsai plants? You can show off your love by growing different varieties of bonsai plants on your terrace. Some famous ones include the Bodhi tree, Baobab, and Boxwood.
19. Patio-Style Rooftop Garden
A combination of planters, flowering plants, trellis, and furniture can turn your terrace in a beautiful patio. You can also grow tall plants on boundaries to keep privacy.
20. Decorate with Wall Art
There is nothing better than making your terrace garden more lovely by painting breathtaking wall art on the terrace walls. It will add a rustic and tropical vibe to your garden.