The summer is a great time to give your garden a bit of love. After all, it’s probably somewhere you’re spending quite a bit of time at the moment. One way to do that is to turn your terrace into a wonderful outdoor living area.
With some outdoor furniture, your favourite lighting options and soft furnishings, you can change your garden into a comfortable space for you to enjoy all through the summer into the long evenings.
Here are 5 ways to transform your terrace into a beautiful outdoor living area.
1. Invest in furniture
There are plenty of different styles of furniture available for your garden, but you want to choose something that is comfortable and functional.
The furniture in the picture looks great on this decking and is perfect for your entire family and your guests. Imagine stretching out on there on a summer’s evening after a long day at work.
2. Furnish with mood lighting
Lights create a wonderful atmosphere on your terrace. String lights often look beautiful, and you could use solar lights to save on electricity.
If there’s a short walk to your terrace consider using solar lamps to light the way. And you can keep the pesky bugs away with citronella candles.
3. Add some colour with cushions
Lots of outdoor furniture is dark, so add your own personality with some colourful soft furnishings. Find some quirky cushions and throws to keep you and your guests comfortable well into the night. Just don’t forget to bring them in at night to stop them getting damp and, knowing our summers, rained on.
The cushions in this picture match the plants – such a great way to inject some colour and make the space your own.
4. Keep warm with terrace heating
Lots of summer evenings do get a bit chilly, so along with your blankets and throws you might need a little extra something to keep warm.
An infrared outdoor heater is a great option and will keep you and your guests toasty all evening.
There are so many options for creating an outdoor living room. If you need some help landscaping your garden to bring all your ideas to life, use our service to get up to 4 quotes for the work.