How to Create a Balinese Style Garden

Last Updated on November 3, 2021 by Kravelv

If you’re looking to show some TLC to your backyard but you’re not really sure which way you want to take it, it’s always a good idea to try and turn it into a personal oasis. Now, this still doesn’t really define the style you should go with nor does it determine the layout of your backyard. So, to give it a bit more definition, you may want to check out the Balinese style. But why Balinese?

Simply put, this style is really quite relaxed in nature and is heavily-reminiscent of a resort-like vibe that promotes relaxation and calmness. On top of that, the unique vibe and aesthetic of some of the Balinese staples will lift the look of your backyard to a whole new level. So, here are some things you can do to your backyard if you’re looking to bring some Balinese style into it.

Think of the staples

As mentioned earlier, the easiest way you can create a Balinese style garden in your backyard is by carefully choosing to implement some staples into your design. These include – but are not limited to – lush greenery, natural materials and textures, such as stone, and dart timber furniture. Additionally, you should look for a way to create a water feature in your backyard, as this is another staple of the Balinese style garden. For some extra pizzazz, you should also consider adding a beautifully carved Balinese skull and make it a statement piece of your décor. These skulls are so unique in their design and instantly evoke the true Balinese vibe, you simply can’t go wrong with adding them to your backyard.

Keep in mind the size

The most common concern people have, when it comes to styling their garden in a particular design style, is the space they have at their disposal. Contrary to popular belief, you can actually create any style in your backyard, no matter how big or small it may be. However, you do need to keep the size of your backyard in mind. If your garden is not particularly spacious, you need to limit your choice to a few statement pieces. In that case, go for daybeds, enrich your garden with the right choice of greenery and add some decorative stones throughout. If, on the other hand, you have plenty of space at your disposal, you can virtually do whatever you like.

Make it green

As far as the greenery is concerned, you really can’t go wrong. There’s no such thing as too green of a garden, so don’t stress over it too much. But, for some real Balinese vibe, consider filling your garden with Birds of Paradise, Bamboo, Palm trees and Hibiscus. Since all of these are native plants to Bali, they may not be suited for your local climate. If that’s the case, try focusing your attention on finding similar alternatives that can grow and thrive in your local climate conditions. 

Choose the right furniture

In the end, once you’ve zoned out your garden and decided on the plants and the overall layout, it’s time to bring in some comfortable outdoor furniture. Dark timber furniture is a great way to go, as it beautifully contrasts the lush greenery. However, if that’s not something that fits your personal style, you can always choose to replace it with some comfortable daybeds. Whichever type of furniture you choose, make sure you add plenty of throw pillows to amp up the relaxed vibe. Soft colors and neutral hues contrasted with the dark wood and lush greenery will look out-of-this-world gorgeous.

Creating a Balinese style garden in your backyard is way easier than you think. You’ll simply need to incorporate some décor staples into your design and adjust everything else to your personal preferences and the amount of space you have at your disposal.

Kravelv is a full time digital marketer and part time furniture and cabinet maker. During his free time he would like to create something out of recycled woods, this varies from toys, furnitures plant boxes etc. Follow him on Twitter | Pinterest | Facebook