1. Entertain with Bali or Synthetic Thatch Roofs
Thatched roofing on a Bali hut or Gazebo is an easy way to turn your garden or backyard into a tropical paradise. It offers a functional and environmentally friendly alternative to any outdoor structure. There are two types of Bali Thatch roofs that you can customise to suit your very own exotic oasis, traditional and synthetic.
Bali Thatch Roofs are made up of Alang Alang Thatching Grass that is woven around a bamboo batten to then be easily nailed or stapled into a customisable position. Bali Thatch has a long lifespan, offers natural insulation and UV protection, is up to 10 degrees cooler than a metal roof in the summer months, does not condensate and is 100% waterproof.
While natural thatch roofs hold up in the Bali climate, the harsh Australian conditions mean the thatch might become brittle, sustain wind damage, and become weak over time. Synthetic thatch roofs are a great alternative to natural thatching. The difference in the synthetic materials is that the thatch is UV resistant, , mould, chip, and termite resistant, bird/wind proof and requires absolutely no maintenance.
2. Go Green With Tropical Plants
The rich green colour that encompasses a Balinese-style garden creates a lush, tranquil environment. This is because green is largely considered the most soothing colour and is well-known to reduce blood pressure. If you’re aiming for a genuine tropical feel, the secret is to layer different types of green plants to build up the texture and imitate a natural Balinese garden.
The type of green plants you eventually select will be determined by features such as the plant’s density, height, shape, and movement and how they flow within your design. The most common varieties that can be found in Bali-style gardens include:
3. Create Privacy with Bamboo Panels
To faithfully capture the essence of being in the naturally serene locations of Ubud and Payangan, it’s recommended you make sure the area is clear of loud noise and noisy neighbours. If you have residents next door or live near a busy road, this might mean the addition of bamboo panels to create a privacy screen to disconnect from the hustle and bustle.
There are many advantages to choosing bamboo panels to set up privacy screens in your backyard. Unlike other hardwood fences, bamboo is quite inexpensive due to the grass growing at an extremely fast rate, bamboo can reach maturity within 5 years. The fast growth rate also means that it’s an environmentally friendly material and is manufactured to be easy to install by homeowners with limited skills.
Bamboo panels will complete the Balinese theme, coming in a wide variety of colours, it will blend in flawlessly with your Bali hut, roofs as well as your plants.
4. Relax Under a Bali Hut or Umbrella
Feel like you’re always on holidays by incorporating a Bali hut or umbrella in your backyard. These standout features are a perfect choice if you don’t have the space for a full-sized structure like a large pergola.
There are many benefits other than the aesthetics of Bali huts and umbrellas. The roofs offer protection from the rain as they are completely waterproof and designed in such a way that water won’t gather and will slide straight off. This ensures you can make the most of your backyard and entertain during any wet weather.
Another perk is the structure presents a tropical shade so you can escape the harsh Australian sun. The roofing provides natural insulation so you can keep up to 10 degrees cooler on a hot day. You can fully enjoy your backyard by escaping from the heat of a summer’s day with a book and unwinding under a Bali hut or umbrella.
5. Decorate with Balinese Carvings
Another component of the Balinese style is the presence of several statues cleverly placed throughout the garden as focal points. A sculpture that is made out of natural stone or another natural material is advised as they are the central elements of Balinese gardens.
There are endless possibilities when it comes to styling Balinese gardens. It all comes down to your own personal taste and the type of area you’re working with. The most important design element to be mindful of is including natural materials like bamboo, stone, thatch, and timber for an authentic Bali appearance.