In the summer we all spend a lot of time outdoors and enjoy the nice weather and the fresh air outside. So you can really experience this pleasure, you can make your garden terrace beautiful and spend many pleasant hours there.
We want to show you some ideas for your patio, garden terrace or veranda, but they all have a common goal: to give practical tips on how to turn your outdoor area into a real oasis of well-being.
Is your garden terrace currently a bit monotonous? Do not you feel like having any financial means to spice things up a bit? Whether your patio is big or small, we always have a handy solution for you! Today we will show you 8 cost effective ways to make this outdoor area more enticing and comfortable.
Round 1 outdoor table is more appropriate and is often preferred
Opt for a round table, which is often preferred over other table models
If you look around the market for an outdoor furniture set, you should prefer a round or oval table in front of square or rectilinear designs. Rounded table tops are easier to navigate and if there is an additional guest to your chat round, you can place it easily. Nobody likes to sit at the corner over dinner.
2. Make your garden fence an eye-catcher
Most home and garden owners focus on the design of the patio on the floor space and the outdoor furniture. This is unfortunately not always correct, because your fence has a lot to offer in this regard …. Take a look at the example below. These homeowners have turned old vintage mailboxes into great flower boxes, and successfully spiced up the garden fence. In this way you can use the vertical surface of the small garden terrace. Cacti and succulents have been planted, which do not need any special care, nor do they make any great demands on irrigation, but they do bring a green touch to the outdoors.
Lush green plants on the garden wall protect you from prying eyes from the neighbors.
Can you easily reach the top of your garden wall? Ah, wonderful! Please do not forget that you also have some space here. This could be used for beautiful flowerpots. Green plants can help to stop curious eyes from the neighbors’ yard. So you use the smallest area to have more green outside. This is an important step towards designing your oasis of well-being outside.
Here you have gone a step further and created a small canopy, which is attached to the wall and this exterior area gives the finishing touch. In this specific case, this is a wooden lattice on which green climbing plants grow.
3.Interesting nature sounds enhance the romantic atmosphere outside and let you feel the natural environment close up
Hopefully your backyard is full of bird chirping and softly buzzing bees. But if this is not the case for you then you definitely need some nature sounds there. The infinite water noise makes the mind and soul very good, calm and relaxed. Do you want a practical tip from us? Take a close look at the picture! Yes, this is a large glazed plant container that has been transformed into a water well. Is not that a brilliant idea? For hours, day and night, you can enjoy the gentle sound of the water. In peace, completely undisturbed! Is not that to be envied?
But if you have no room for a fountain on your garden terrace or the sound of bubbling water makes you go to the bathroom quickly, a wind chime could be a good alternative. This, tied to a tree, has an additional plastic effect.
4. Use light curtains to protect your privacy outside
Surely you want to protect your privacy outside on the patio or under the pergola, right? For this purpose, you can use thin curtains, which also serve as a sunscreen and introduce a certain amount of softness and drama into the design of your outdoor area.
Use a suitable fabric for indoor and outdoor use, especially for the areas exposed to the weather. Think of protective plates so you can protect your grill from the wind.
5.The right lighting on the garden terrace is especially important
Outside on your garden terrace you need a suitable lighting at night. Here’s a handy tip for you: hang some fairy lights and create a festive mood at dinner! Well-positioned spotlights are also a must there, as their directional light allows you to visually highlight certain objects and make them easier to stage. So, here are again numerous design options available that you only need access.
6. Personalize your recreational area outdoors!
If you get your creative thinking right, you will find ways to express yourself beyond your choice of garden flowers, green plants and shrubs. Here’s an example of how to attach small vintage glass balls to a wrought-iron railing at the top, introducing a decidedly clear, personal touch to the exterior.
7. Nothing neutral, rather something woven with beautiful patterns and in eye-catching colors
Very often carpets and runners are designed for the interior in neutral tones. It may be colorful outside. On your garden terrace, you can design beautifully patterned carpets in bright colors. These give you a feeling of depth and breadth and make your patio look limitless. These days you can find great indoor-outdoor rugs on the market, and the choice of patterns and colors is enormous. You will definitely find the right one for you.
8. For a better home look, you can use what you already have.
Check your attic, basement and the garage. There you will find long forgotten, underused pieces that could find a new life outdoors. From old vessels you can tinker even great flower baskets and thus refresh the outdoor area. Also on the house facade you can attach a colorful pattern as a wall tatoo.
If you follow our practical tips for designing your roof terrace, you will get many envious glances this summer. We wish you many happy hours outside on your garden terrace!