How to decorate your terrace or garden and get it ready for summer

After spending about two months confined and not knowing in what conditions we will be able to enjoy the beach in our summer vacation, some are already beginning to adapt their terraces and gardens to what they call “the new normal”. Yes, we are going to have to accept, even if we can go outside, that we may spend more time at home than we are used to. If you are lucky enough to have a terrace or garden, do not hesitate to take advantage of it. If you were already thinking about doing it and didn’t know where to start, pay attention to today’s post on how to decorate your terrace or garden.

Tips for decorating your terrace or garden

Create different areas in your garden

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Creating distinct areas within your deck or garden that perform multiple functions can make a small space seem much larger than it really is. You can create an area dedicated to rest, another area that serves as a bar and another space reserved for plants.

The idea is to make the most of the square meters at your disposal by creating different areas whenever possible. For a small garden, the ideal is to have several small and folding furniture that can serve for different purposes, such as a
director’s table
that you can use for dining and a
director’s chair
that allows you to fold it up when not in use.

In the relaxation area you can place a
pallet sofa
for a much more pleasant stay. If you already have some pallets at home or you’ve got some at any carpentry shop, you can buy a
foam mattress 80×120
a
cushion for straight backrest
or a
wedge cushion
to function as a backup. Be careful not to forget to varnish the pallets to prevent the sun from wearing them out quickly.

Invest in multifunctional furniture

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Duna curved folding sun lounger designed by FIaka.es

With a limited surface area, opting for multifunctional furniture that you can use in various ways will help you make the best use of the available space. Look for small, multifunctional pieces that can also brighten up your space, such as the director chairs and tables mentioned above. A small stool can also be used both to support any drink and as extra seating when you have guests.

Consider the size of your terrace or balcony before you buy

garden furniture

. Large pieces of furniture can quickly eat up a small space, so choose them carefully. Look for furniture without arms, with simple lines and low backs.

Use a folding sun lounger such as the
Duna model
can save a lot of space on your terrace. It is an outdoor lounger made up of two pieces that can be easily folded when not in use.

Decorate with plants

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Spring and summer are the time for plants to shine, so don’t forget to put some greenery on your terrace. If you have little space in your garden, you can opt for a vertical garden, placing plants that tend to get entangled. To do this you will need to install stakes, where the plants will gradually become entangled and end up decorating the entire wall with their colorful flowers and herbs. If you are not very talented with plants you can use hanging pots. This type of pots provide a spectacular green color without taking up space on the ground.

If you have enough space, it may be interesting to place some fruit trees, such as lemon or orange trees. Adding vegetation of varying heights to a small garden, terrace or balcony will create the feeling of a larger space, directing the eye in different directions and creating interest at different points.

Don’t forget about lighting

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As we imagine you don’t want to be left in the dark, you’ll need some light points in your garden. Lighting is one of the most important points, since it generates a pleasant atmosphere and makes the space much more welcoming. If you don’t have a place to put a lamp, you can also opt for outdoor string lights, which generate a dreamy effect and create a perfect atmosphere to enjoy that breeze of summer night air.

Natural light and light colors tend to make the space appear larger. If you have a garden or terrace where shadows predominate, consider adding uplighting, string lights or other forms of electric lighting.

Add accessories

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Personalize your outdoor space with colorful and unique decor accents. You can add a small outdoor rug to make your terrace look like an extra room in your house. Also add touches of color by choosing fabrics o cushions colorful. You don’t have to worry if you think the cushions are not designed for outdoor environments. In case they get dirty, just throw their covers in the washing machine and dry them afterwards.

Colored fabrics can work well in small spaces, as long as they are used sparingly. Stripes often work well in small yards because they can be used to create the illusion of height or length.

While the appearance of your small patio is extremely important, don’t forget the power of sound. To do this we recommend that you place a small water fountain to greatly enhance your garden or terrace, mask unpleasant background noises and generate a relaxing atmosphere with the noise produced by the water falling through the fountain.

These are some of the thousands of ideas that exist on how to decorate your terrace. Can you think of any other that can improve the decoration of your terrace or garden? If so, feel free to leave your tips in our comments.

See you next time!

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