Balcony For Two
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18. Gurugram flat by Studio Earthbox
Amp up with woodThe natural and aesthetically pleasing combination of wood with green converts this tiny balcony into a charming retreat. Wood types like cedar and teak withstand high-humidity conditions and are also pest-proof, making them right for outdoor areas like the balcony or terrace.Wooden elements work beautifully with the green of the plants in this space, creating a charming rustic vibe. The slatted chest (which doubles as a bench), garden planters and square-latticed screens are all made from wood. Does the giant cowbell hanging from the latticed panel ring a DDLJ bell? (For the uninitiated, the eponymous scene in the Bollywood hit Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jaayenge.) Love the two traditional muddas for added seating.
2. Picking the wrong plantsChoosing the wrong plants can ruin your garden. Every plant has specific requirements in terms of sunlight and water, and also some plants have blooming seasons, hence it is important that you select the right plants that suit your balcony’s and region’s conditions. For example, if you live in a high-humidity region, then bougainvilleas may not make sense as they need hard sunlight and arid air to thrive. So research on what plants are right for your city, and then buy.