How to decorate your terrace in Gibraltar
Life in Gibraltar is not only to enjoy places like Main Street, Mediterranean Steps, or the Windsor Suspension Bridge, it is also to make the most of your apartment and make the most of the terrace. In it, we can make a subtle, personal, and dynamic decoration, with the aim of turning it into a suitable place for relaxation.
Your relaxation area
If you are lucky enough to have a terrace, porch, patio, or a small garden, however small it may be, you have a real treasure, as it can be conditioned to have a space suitable for comfort. You have the opportunity to design an outdoor living room, place a dining room, put an outdoor kitchen, create a small chill-out corner or arrange a hammock for summer naps.
Depending on the orientation of your house and where you have the patio or terrace you will receive the sun in the morning or afternoon, but in either case, you will need to create shaded areas. On the hardest days of the summer, you should avoid exposure to the sun, especially in the central hours of the day. If you have a garden, it will be easier to create shaded areas with the same vegetation. However, you can resort to pergolas and awnings for the terrace to ensure, thus, a shaded area that favors rest.
To illuminate the terrace choose outdoor solar lamps, you will save money and you will be taking care of the planet. You can find in the decoration and lighting stores models of lamps, garlands, lanterns, or wall lights with solar charging and LED lights. They charge during the day and when the sun goes down they turn on by themselves. Remember that the lanterns and lanterns for the terrace offer a special atmosphere in the spaces to have a beautiful and decorative terrace.
Resources to decorate your terrace
In general, there are a wide number of resources that are suitable for outdoor decoration. All of them contribute positively to making places more calm and peaceful. On the one hand, you can put a planter on the terrace and have nice outdoor plants for ambiance.
Another possibility is to furnish with tables and chairs of reduced size to enjoy a coffee outdoors or to have a space for social gatherings. Even if you are a fan of alternative parties and you want to enjoy with your friends, there is also the possibility of making a chill out terrace with sofas, cushions, side tables, etc.
Some practical tips
When decorating your terrace it is important that you plan a comfortable distribution. Aesthetics and functionality should always be combined, is preferable to have a single environment, rather than two that are overwhelming. In addition, the idea is that the decoration of the different areas of your terrace maintains the same aesthetic line, which must fit at the same time as the rest of the home. As for the materials, always prioritize those that can withstand exposure to sun and rain.
Decorate your terrace with resistant furniture
When you get the furniture for the terrace, in addition to its style, you should consider whether you will have space to store them indoors or under a roof (in any case, it is always advisable to protect them with a cover if they are left outdoors). If they are going to be outdoors all year round, opt for resistant materials such as synthetic fibers. There are some that perfectly imitate natural rattan.
Furniture with a light look
Another resource to decorate terraces is to choose pieces with a light design. A suspended or metal bench and a table of refined design will let the light pass and will not compromise the amplitude. Add a deco touch with armchairs. Rope armchairs are comfortable and sturdy.
A great space to share
Designate a corner of a large terrace for an outdoor lounge. To make the best use of the space, plan a piece of furniture. With a few cushions, you will turn it into a comfortable and stylish space. Always include pieces that provide extra seating and take up little space, such as an armchair or poufs.
If the materials (floors, walls, and ceiling) of your terrace are very dark, try placing white furniture. It will give a certain luminosity that the dark colors of the coverings rob you of.
Put a dining room if your terrace is large
An outdoor dining room on the terrace will completely change your summers. If it is not covered, install a pergola or an awning to protect you from the sun. Another resource to refresh the atmosphere is to fill the terrace with large plants.
Create an oasis of greenery
If space allows and the terrace has a bare wall that you do not use, do not hesitate to create a vertical garden that will help you to refresh the environment. In addition to decorating the terrace, it will act as a thermal insulator, creating a cooler environment.
Protect your terrace from the sun
If you decorate the terrace to become a pleasant outdoor dining area, there is one factor that you cannot leave to chance: protection from the sun. If your terrace does not have a cover, it will be impossible to use it at lunchtime, when the sun is strongest. If possible, put a fixed cover. Another option is an awning with a box, which you can collect during the rest of the year.
How to decorate your terrace if it is L-shaped
If your terrace is L-shaped, you can easily create different atmospheres. They will look independent! Place on one side a small sofa for relaxing afternoons, on the other side a small dining area with folding pieces that do not take up much space. And in the corner? Place some sun loungers that allow you to take advantage of the sun.
The colors on your terrace
There are no rules for choosing the colors that will decorate your terrace, but it is true that the same theory that works indoors can be applied outdoors. White and neutrals are always a good choice. They enhance the light, illuminate the environment and combine with all shades. But, so that it does not turn out to be cold, add complements of fibers and pleasant textiles that contrast in color.
Get more privacy
You will not be able to relax one hundred percent on your terrace if you do not have enough privacy. Therefore, it is very important to ensure privacy on your terrace. Plants are great allies to achieve this. In addition, their greenery and lushness will give the space a natural touch and help regulate the temperature.
Do not neglect textiles
They are very important! Their absence will turn your terrace into a sad and lifeless space, but not just any textiles will do. You will have to pay special attention when choosing outdoor cushions. The type of fabric is very important to resist the sun’s rays, but it is also important to choose textures and bright colors, typical of the vitality of summer.
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The master bedroom comes with a fitted wardrobe and a lavish en-suite bathroom. The guest bedroom benefits from fitted wardrobes and French windows which also lead out to the terrace.
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