Famous poet Fernando Pessoa reckoned that for ultimate satisfaction he only needs a small garden and a book in his hands. Life in modern cities can at times be suffocating. There is hardly any scope of establishing a close relationship with nature. Most homeowners in the big cities don’t even have a small patch green land in front of the house or behind it. Decorating your terraces and balconies with beautiful green plants can be the only option of being close to nature.
Sitting in this space can help you relieve the stress of daily life to a great extent. Needless to say, it improves the environmental condition as well. Use the following terrace designs as a source of inspiration before you start designing your green space.
The designer of this contemporary Malaysian house has used several tricks to give the space a rather special makeover. The patio itself is decorated with reclining chairs and dining room furniture. A couple of trendy armchairs have been placed close to the swimming pool. Palm trees and potted plants play their part in accentuating the beauty of the space.
The tropical design of this terrace is one of the most interesting features of this modern bungalow. A pond has been designed close to the doorway. A variety of plants, including banana, has been planted around the patio to give the façade an appealing look. A small wooden deck has been designed in this space as well.
This is a fine example of a small balcony with an attractive look. The flooring has deck like appearance. Four stylish chairs and a small coffee table occupy the far end of the balcony. The design of the feature wall with stone siding adds colour in this space. The interior designer has not forgotten about the effectiveness of green plants for designing a small space.
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The simple yet charming décor of this Mediterranean house will almost everyone to be outside and enjoy the sunshine. Natural wooden floor is simply furnished with cosy outdoor sofas and a matching coffee table. The furniture occupies a spot under. The space also has outdoor dining furniture and reclining chairs. The terrace doubles up as an outdoor barbecue zone.
The flooring of this small terrace has been designed partly with wood and partly stone. The traditional décor complete with terracotta planters, small lanterns and Japanese sculpture makes this space look so utterly cheerful. The area is well lighted. Naturally this makes it a pleasing place to be after sunset.
If you wish enjoy the view of the city, then decorate your balcony the same way as shown above. It has colourful bar stools and an artificial turf with grass like appearance. It can be transformed into a temporary home office, but the charming view of the exterior may disrupt your concentration.
This courtyard has all the ingredients of a stylish garden décor. A garden path designed with stone and wooden boards take you to the terrace where seating arrangements have been made in style. A number of shrubs and palm trees increase the beauty of this space.
The terrace on the image above has been given a country style makeover. It is decorated with wicker chairs and small tables. Large terracotta planters have been used to plant green shrubs. Exposed brick walls, thatched roof cover, wooden trellis and wooden deck accentuate the charm of this space.
The outdoor living area of this home possesses a rustic look. It is skilfully decked up with wooden loveseats with cosy cushions, coffee table and stools. An area with motifs of large foliage provides comfort to the feet. It is further decorated with potted plants and small outdoor sculptures.
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