Terrace ideas that will keep you outdoors

 

These simple and doable terrace makeover ideas will have you spending more time outdoors

Open spaces are a rarity in the city, so if you have a terrace flat or balcony, make the most of it.  There are several ways you can utilise the space – an extra seating area, extended living room, a mini garden for those with green thumbs or you can even place a grilling station in the space for a Sunday soiree.

No matter what you plan on doing with the space, there are a few constants you must keep in mind. Make sure the furniture you use is outdoor friendly – this can be plastic, polyurethane or even wicker.

Waterproof fabrics are a boon, especially when it comes to cushions, seat padding or even canopies used to shelter against the harsh sun. Plus, these are relatively easy to clean and require minimum maintenance.

Hurricanes are great when it comes to lighting as well as decoration. Invest in a few and place them at different heights to ensure there is sufficient light in the space. An outdoor fireplace not only provides light, but also helps keep the space warm.

Potted plants are always a good idea to have around. These add a hint of colour and lend an overall cosy feeling to the surrounding space. While you can grow purely ornamental plants too, those with a culinary bent can explore having their own herb garden.

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