- May 26, 2018 -
Natural Wind Yard Design Guide
The balcony is not only a place where occupants receive light, absorb fresh air, exercise outdoors, watch, cool and dry clothes. If it is well-placed, it can also turn into a pleasant little garden so that people can enjoy the loveliest side of nature and breathe fresh, floral air. Therefore, let the small balcony be fully utilized and beautified to become a beautiful and unique leisure space at home.
For the outer balcony, the design of the garden can be categorized in terms of functions, building facades and forms of expression, among which there are some distinctive new balconies garden design. There are three types of balcony gardens, Japanese, Chinese and Western.
Japanese-style balcony garden design uses natural wood and stone as the material, the style is simple and quiet, can match a variety of design style home, and Chinese or Western style balcony garden design should generally be coordinated with the interior decoration style. In general, the occupants should choose the balcony garden design according to the interior style so as not to split the two. Japanese-style balcony garden design is based on the idea of a Japanese-style dry landscape courtyard. The materials used are natural pebbles and stone-based materials. The colors are elegant and elegant, giving people a feeling of simplicity, tranquility and freedom. The Chinese balcony garden is designed to The design elements of rockery, bonsai, and lanterns are the main ones, and the natural scenery is concentrated at one place. Western-style balcony gardens are designed with fountains, leisure tables and chairs, etc. Most of the green plants are carefully trimmed and used to create different flowers. Romantic and elegant atmosphere. Each of the three styles has its own characteristics.
For urban dwellers, apart from the first-floor occupants, it is difficult to enjoy small outdoor gardens on other floors. The feeling of transforming balconies into western-style gardens not only extends the indoor space, but also meets the city’s garden dreams and leisure time. Sitting in the garden and drinking afternoon tea, it feels wonderful.
Western-style balcony gardens are much simpler than Chinese-style and Japanese-style gardens. The main layout elements include various potted plants, outdoor tables and chairs, parasols, and preservative wood floors. Wooden scaffolding can be built above the balcony to allow climbing space for climbing plants. Under the scaffolding, a set of casual afternoon tea tables and chairs can be placed. Multi-layer iron or wooden flower racks are placed in the corners and various flowers and green plants are placed on it to become a quiet resting place. On a cool day, a book and a cup of tea can kill an afternoon. Of course, it is also possible to place a rattan cradle on the balcony. When you are interested, it is fun to sit and play "Qianqiu".
Unlike the simple, quiet and elegant colors of Chinese and Japanese styles, Western-style balcony gardens attach great importance to the use of color. Plant flowers also emphasize the richness and luxuriance. Therefore, in the selection of balcony garden furniture, we must observe the theme color of the entire garden, if the balcony garden is mainly green, then you can consider using a set of bright outdoor furniture; if the balcony garden is dominated by luxuriant flowers, flowers and plants The color is already very rich, so you can choose simple and low-key colors, such as wrought iron tables and chairs, rattan or wooden outdoor tables and chairs are a good choice. Surrounded by bright colors, whether it is drinking tea, talking about the sky or a daze, the mood will be better.
Generally, Chinese balcony gardens are designed mainly with elements such as rockery and bonsai, emphasizing harmony between humanities and nature, and emphasizing constructing poetic paintings. The overall design of the Chinese balcony garden can be based on the Jiangnan garden style, incorporating the concepts and techniques of the modern small courtyard landscape design. In the not-so-large balcony space, through the reasonable division of space and the classical garden landscape art, The ingenious use of scenes and other techniques creates the classical garden charm of the walls and tiles and the rain and bananas.
Chinese balcony gardens are made of natural materials such as slate, cobblestone, and solid wood. At the top of the balcony, you can use the “hanging beam” technique in traditional Chinese architecture. The walls can be made of clear water bricks. If the external landscape in one direction of the balcony is not ideal, it can be decorated in this direction with a hollow Chinese window, the ground is covered with black and white pebbles, and the most common lotus and bamboo in the gardens of the southern Yangtze River are planted in the corner. The hideaway was so generated. The Chinese-style garden emphasizes the introduction of waterscapes. If the balcony area is large enough (more than 10 square meters), consider building a viewing fish pond with pebbles at the corner of the balcony. Introduce the landscapes of the natural world into the balcony and use the quartzite or solid wood. A small bridge built on the pool, with the green water lily in the pool and the smart koi, like a painting. If the balcony space is limited, you can consider a local waterscape, such as a water-flow device constructed of stone and bamboo, and the surrounding wet plants such as lotus bamboo can create a beautiful view.
Japanese-style balcony garden design is one of the most popular garden designs. Most of them are made from natural materials. The necessary elements are gravel, residual wood and moss to create a natural mood. The colors are elegant and elegant, giving people a feeling of simplicity and tranquility. To create an atmosphere of Japanese-style dry landscape, we must start with the ground decoration. To grind the ground with finely divided gravel, a rugged, irregular stone path was used in the middle of the stone slab, suggesting a tortuous life path. Then, change the balcony railings or enclose a wooden fence and try to plant some mossy plants on the balcony entrance and inside the ground. The simple bryophytes can fill the entire space with the Zen of the retreat, helping people to vent their souls. If the balcony space is large enough (greater than 7 square meters), consider planting bamboo or small yew under the wall at the end of the stone path. If space is limited, neatly manicured bonsai plants can be used instead.
In the corner of the garden, you can add some stone lanterns, which can make your balcony garden look mysterious and charming. Then, put some hanging baskets near the stone lanterns to increase the attractiveness of the plants. In the quiet night, stone lanterns can make the garden full of sentiments and bring people away from worldly Zen.
If the balcony space is particularly small, for example only 3-5 square meters, can it be a Japanese garden? The answer is no problem at all, but taking into account that the balcony also has to take on some of the life functions, consider concentrating the landscape of the Japanese garden on the corner of the wall, making use of locally-paved gravel, plants and even water features to create a space where people can vent their souls. place.