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Top 10 Trending Terrace Garden Ideas

For those living in the city, having a backyard is a luxury. With limited space for gardening, you must get creative and find new ways to incorporate nature into your home.  A terrace garden is one such idea which makes for an attractive addition to any landscape. Whether you’re looking to design a large terrace space, give your balcony a facelift , create a terrace  bar or a reading nook with a cozy coffee table, we have some great ideas. Let’s have a look at some terrace garden trends for your home.

Vertical gardens

Gardens don’t always have to be on the ground, you can also have greenery adorning railings and walls. Introducing a vertical garden with creepers, decorative planters on the wall or hanging pots on the railings helps to achieve that boho-artsy vibe and is also very pleasing to the eye. You can also incorporate some outdoor patio tables, accessories, decorative objects, and add some faux grass to create the ideal outdoor lounging space. 

A terrace space with planters, creepers on the railings with outdoor furniture

Stepped garden

Instead of regular plant pots, you can opt for a stepped garden which gives a unique and aesthetic look to your outdoor space. You can use different colored planters to define each level or even intersperse flower beds with grass for a cleaner layout. This design trick can instantly redefine a space.  

A raised bed with a combination of leafy plants and small potted plants for a terrace

Decorative planters

You can choose plastic containers which are affordable or decorative clay pots that are durable and eco-friendly. If you want to personalize your garden further, paint the clay pots to truly make them your own. Planters come in all shapes and sizes so make sure to opt for designs that go with your theme. You can have all-white, round planters for a minimalistic setup or colorful square planters to liven up the space. 

Decorative planters of varying sizes and a plant shelf for a balcony space

Adding greenery to a crunched space

For a small balcony or terrace, use shelves for planters and add creepers on the railings. Throw in a quirky chair with a basic coffee table, a few pretty décor items, and you’re good to go. You can skip the furniture and just have plants if you’d like, especially if your living area or bedroom opens onto the balcony. 

An organized, well-lit balcony with pockets of green and a coffee table

Vegetable terrace garden

Find easy-to-maintain vegetables which can grow in small planters or preferably, in a smaller garden. You can harvest them with minimal effort and have fresh veggies for all your meals. Plants are a great way to dress up an empty terrace space and with a few deck chairs and floor lamps, you have the perfect outdoor space to enjoy a beautiful evening under the stars.

A raised vegetable garden for a fairly large terrace space

Plant ferns for a cozy garden    

Ferns can give your garden space a soft and welcoming look. Adding a trail of ferns to the walls or creating a canopy with different varieties allows for a shady spot to sit and relax on those hot summer days. 

A trail of ferns around the balcony space

A green canopy

You can create a gorgeous green canopy to sit under as you enjoy the sunset with your evening cuppa. A simple outdoor dining set in the middle of bunches of ferns and shrubs can transform your lifeless porch into a pleasant outdoor space. Leafy plants can also turn a small, empty area into a lovely garden.  

A green canopy covering a pathway and framing the backdrop

Zen gardens

If you have a large terrace space, you can set up a small waterfall along with plants like water lilies, colorful stones, and flowers to transform the space into a Zen garden. You can also add some interesting furniture pieces around the space to enjoy the aesthetic setting. 

An enlarged Zen garden

Compact planters

Compact planters can be utilized to create a garden with minimum maintenance. These can be easily accommodated in small spaces and also add a much-needed touch of greenery to your home. 

A compact balcony space with little pots of planters to add the green

Flower beds

Flowers are such beautiful gifts from nature and flower beds are a lovely landscaping idea for your terrace and balcony. In compact areas, flower beds can add a pop of color and of course, fragrance. Also, they are very easy to maintain. 

Vibrant flower beds along the railings

Think you have that green thumb? These ideas are easy to implement and can instantly bring new life to your home. If you’re looking for outdoor furniture to glam up your garden space, CasaOne has your back. We offer a stunning collection of coffee tables, bar stools, sofas, and outdoor dining sets at affordable rates. If you think you need help with setting up a space, we also provide design consultations with our team of interior design experts. With white-glove delivery, you’ll have your furniture and decor in as quickly as only 3 days!  


  • Which plants are ideal for a terrace garden?

Impatiens, verbena, marigold, pansy, petunia, morning glory, pelargonium, begonias, ivy geranium, and chrysanthemum are some of the plants that are ideal for terrace gardens. These can vary depending on whether you prefer a vegetable garden or just simple landscaping.

  • What are the basic requirements for a terrace garden?

For a terrace garden you’ll need fertile soil, fertilizers, good light, and some plants with planters or pots. Medium-sized planters with raised beds can accommodate flowers and vegetables that you want to grow. 

  • How much does it cost to set up a terrace garden?

The cost of setting up a terrace garden depends on the area, size, location, and design. You can look at spending somewhere between $4 to $18 per square foot after installation (approximate). The cost of design varies between $0.05 to $0.75 per square foot or 5-10% of the total project cost. 

  • Where can I get the overall package to set up a terrace garden?

You can purchase outdoor furniture pieces from West Elm, Article, Campaign Living, Helix, and Tuft & Needle. A better deal would be to rent the outdoor furniture, décor, lighting, and rugs from CasaOne, so you get trendy furniture at very affordable prices. Renting these items also means you get to change up the design and layout of your garden every season.

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