Dare to use color when decorating a modern outdoor terrace
With the arrival of fine weather, the terrace becomes a true extension of the house. This new room with open air living calls out to be personalised. Whether it is a question of re-doing a large terrace or a smaller space, the golden rule is to keep a harmonious balance. To set up a small contemporary terrace, it is good to define an overall style. The bucolic look is now turning into luxurious planting, whilst the urban garden is more structured, with designer furniture Whatever the spirit of the patio, it is advisable to bring in some colour. You just have to forget the minerality of the tiles, or cover a flower bed dynamically with even wooden planks.
Among the 2019 colour trends pastel shades and light tones create a cosy, peaceful ambiance. In this soft decorating some bright notes can be brought in to brighten up the whole with the exotic influence of Majorelle or Klein blues. Yellow brings warmth with its spicy notes. The shades of green are also fashionable right now. Available in pine or olive green this vast, timeless colour palette sends an echo of the leaves on plantations to offer an elegant cameo.
For small spaces, it is advisable to set up a folding table and matching chairs . To create a little cosy corner, designed for relaxing, surround a low table with space-saving but comfortable designer armchairs to provide those relaxation moments.
A few decorating ideas to update a terrace
All you need to do is to personalise your outdoor setup. To protect yourself from being overlooked, a shade sail creates an intimate ambience without blocking out natural light. Around the garden armchairs, tables and chairs, have planting grow to suit your personal tastes. The trend for a planted wall is very strong in urban spaces which often only have a restricted outdoor area. On railings, or along a pergola, grow climbing plants and other greenery. In containers, consider plants and shrubs with lasting foliage. Bamboo, for example, creates a natural screen. Brighten up with some annual flowers or even some aromatic plants to create a minimalist vegetable garden.