Summer is approaching in the northern hemisphere, and you may already be starting to enjoy the outdoors in your garden, terrace, or balcony. It is your favorite place for summer holidays where you can relax, read a good book, enjoy a glass of wine, cook a barbecue, and do a thousand other things. But are you sure that your terrace or balcony is ready, comfortable, and, above all, beautiful enough to welcome you and your guests? Here are some tips to make this area the ideal place for your summer days and even the rest of the year.
- If you have a small terrace, it’s essential to ensure that it is comfortable. When placing furniture, it is recommended to position everything next to the wall or corner for better circulation.
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- All furniture and decorative accessories should be suitable for outdoor use and be able to withstand the elements. They should require minimal maintenance, with adequate cleaning and protection against rain or direct sunlight, if necessary. The most commonly used materials are rattan (natural or synthetic), aluminum, recycled pallets, teak wood, plastic, or custom-made pieces.
- The plants you choose should be suitable for outdoor use and even better if they can thrive in summer, autumn, and winter seasons. This way, their leaves will change color and provide a beautiful display on your terrace or balcony.
- You can utilize the walls and ceiling of your balcony or terrace by placing your plants there. Place shade-loving plants at the bottom to ensure that they last longer.
5.- Large or tall plantsmake your terrace or balcony look more elegant and large.
6.-The plants that have flowers can be placed in shaded areas and this corner will look more illuminated.
7.-If you have a terrace and want to create a more dynamic area, you can work with the floor level. In addition, you can play with the heights of plants and furniture.
8.-Lighting is essential for any part of our house, and the terrace or balcony is no exception. From ground lighting spots to hanging lamps. Remember to choose warm lights or candles so that you will add that “hygge” touch 🙂