Whether you want to host a party or a barbecue or just relax with a cup of coffee and a good book, your Terrace can be the ideal place to relax and unwind. With a few easy steps and design hacks you can transform your terrace to a swanky entertaining space.
1) Get done flooring that is durable and suitable for the outdoors
Flooring is an easy way to breathe life into the terrace area. Materials like stone and slate are suitable for the outdoors and will give your space a rustic look as well. If you want a more modern look you can also choose interlocking tiles in varying shades and colors (ensure that you buy tiles that are suitable for the outdoors).
You can also go for tiles that look like wood or go for a combination of white and black tiles, which will make your floor look like a chequered chess board.
2) Add artificial turf to create a fuss-free lawn on your terrace
Add a stylish and lively touch to your terrace by installing artificial turf or artificial grass on your terrace. It not only looks great but is also very easy to maintain. The touch of green is a welcome and soothing sight in a concrete jungle. You need to ensure that the drainage system of your terrace is working efficiently before you lay the artificial turf.
3) Add plants and planter boxes to create a green oasis on your terrace
Who said you can’t have a garden in the city? With planter boxes, colorful pots and seasonal plants you can have a charming garden in your terrace. If you have railings in your terrace, you can hang planter boxes and have flowering plants on them.
If you don’t have the time and patience to change the plants every season, go for palms or cactus that are easy to maintain. If you have a large terrace space you can get large planter boxes built around the terrace as well.
Planning to create a terrace garden? Hire an experienced and competent interior designer who can take care of the waterproofing and excess load (plants and other additional features put a lot of pressure and weight on the terrace).
4) Add a touch of whimsy to your terrace with a garden umbrella
Does your terrace have an outdoor roof or an awning? No? Not a problem. You can get a terrace or a garden umbrella installed on your terrace and feel as if you’ve been transported to a beach or a fancy hotel.
Along with providing shade, these umbrellas add a fun element to your rooftop terrace. Umbrellas’ come in different shapes, sizes and colors. What’s more? The height can be adjusted as well. You can get one that suits the theme of your terrace.
5) Up the style quotient with stylish furniture
Since you’ll be using the terrace for lounging and entertaining, the furniture plays a very important role while you’re designing your terrace. You can go for wrought iron or bistro-style furniture. You need to make sure that the furniture and fabric used for upholstery and cushions are weather resistant. This is to ensure that they are resistant to UV rays and water.
You can use a bright color palette for the cushions and upholstery since it will brighten up the space and make it look warm and inviting. Get a small coffee table, a sofa, a couple of chairs and a lounger for you to soak in the sun on Sunday mornings.
6) Set the mood with beautiful lighting
You can use floor lamps, wall lamps or LED lamps to light up your terrace during the night. The LED lights can be used on the floor or in the ceiling. You can also use LED strips to highlight a particular area. You can also hang multiple lanterns around your terrace to give it a quaint and romantic look. If you want to conserve energy, you can opt for solar lamps or candles in the lanterns.
7) Add a fountain to increase the aesthetic appeal of your terrace
The sound of trickling water is soothing and calms your mind instantly. What’s more? A fountain is an element that can make your terrace look both stylish and chic at once. You need to get the help of an interior designer to design one that suits the decor and also to ensure there are no leaks and water proofing issues.
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