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How to Start a Garden in an Apartment Without a Balcony

How to Start a Garden in an Apartment Without a Balcony

Gardening in an apartment without a balcony can be intimidating and difficult for beginners. Keep reading for ideas on how to get started!

Best Hydroponic Grow Systems for Beginners in 2021

Best Hydroponic Grow Systems for Beginners in 2021

Want to learn how to grow produce year round from your apartment counter top? Hydroponic systems are creating a lot of buzz in the gardening industry, and there’s a ton of options for those looking to get started. Today, we’re covering some of the basics…

7 Renter Friendly Ways to Decorate Your Patio Garden

7 Renter Friendly Ways to Decorate Your Patio Garden

Its no secret we love a good patio garden, or balcony garden. Spaces like these allow you to grow fruits and vegetables in a space that you can also enjoy and gather in (or enjoy alone time). There are many ways you can decorate your patio garden. Today we’re covering a few of our favorite renter friendly ideas for decorating your tiny garden space!

1 – Fill Your Patio Garden with String Lights

Our number one way to dress up any outdoor space is to add string lights. These are easy to install – just a few command hooks and a ladder and you’ll have these up in 30 mins. They’re also affordable, with most 50ft strands coming in under $50. They’re the ultimate renter friendly option to create an intimate ambiance in your patio garden.

We love options like the Edison bulb string lights or these hanging bulb lights. Make sure you buy weather proof options when using them outdoors.

If you have enough natural light, you could even consider solar string lights as an option. We love this option to reduce power usage, and they’ll automatically light up each night without you remembering to turn them on or off.

2- Add Furniture to Your Patio Garden

Outdoor furniture is almost an option to obvious to list. Once you determine the amount of space you have, and what portion of it you want to reserve for plants, the natural choice then is to decide what furniture you want in the space.

From lounge chairs to dining tables, the options are endless. You can place one lounge chair in a small space and make a lovely space to read a book. Or, if you want a space to entertain you can add a dining table and chairs for some outdoor entertainment space!

3 – Kick back in a Hammock

We love adding a hammock to an outdoor patio garden space. Hammocking on a warm Spring day is super relaxing, and can make your space more intimate and cozy. If you’re renting your space, you’ll most likely want a hammock with a stand. We love this hammock because not only does it come with a stand, the hammock is also super cute and comes in a variety of colors (our fave is the macrame white).

Alternatively, if space is super tight some other options are hammock chairs, which come with easy installation instructions. If you have a yard these can also hang from a tree branch if you have the right spot in your yard.

4 – Use Rugs to Add a Pop of Color

Rugs are a great way to incorporate some color into your space! They cover unattractive concrete (or other flooring), and for small spaces can be super affordable. They’re a totally renter friendly way to decorate and bring warmth and texture to a space.

We love the Safavieh Veranda Collection because they comes in a variety of colors and sizes, and have a mix of fun patterns as well.

5 – Add Some Plant Stands to your Patio Garden

Want a lot of plants in a tight spot? Plant stands are the way to go. They allow you to display a lot of plants in a tight spot, and can help ensure that you’re elevating your plants to get the most natural light.

Check out our post on the best plant stands for tiny spaces for more ideas!

6 – Upgrade Your Patio Garden with Wood Tiles

Another renter friendly way to upgrade your patio garden’s flooring is by using these wood tiles to upgrade the flooring. We love them because they’re easy to install, and easy to remove when its time to move to a new space. They’re interlocking tiles so installing is as easy as laying the tiles down and clicking into place.

They’re also super affordable, with a pack of 10 12″x12″ tiles coming in at $49.99 on Amazon.

7 – Throw Some Pillows on!

Just like your indoor space, you can decorate your patio garden space with throw pillows to add pops of color and pattern!

We love these Moroccan inspired boho throw pillows, especially in combination with these faux leather throw pillows to mix texture and pattern together!

Love these ideas? Have more of your own? Let us know in the comments how you choose to decorate!

3 Easy Steps to Grow Sprouts in a Mason Jar

3 Easy Steps to Grow Sprouts in a Mason Jar

Sprouts are one of the easiest items to grow and have a super short harvest timeline, making them excellent for beginners! They’re packed full of nutrients too and can be used in a variety of ways, such as salad toppings, sandwich ingredients, etc. Keep reading…

The Pros and Cons of Using Grow Bags for Gardening

The Pros and Cons of Using Grow Bags for Gardening

Using grow bags is a method of container gardening that is not as well known, especially to beginner gardeners. There are several benefits to using grow bags though, and we think its worth considering when planning a container garden. In this article we’re going to…