Exterior decoration has a huge influence on the look you want, from urban rooftop, to Spanish-style patio, without forgetting the zen garden terrace or bohemian look. On a hanging chair or couch, it is easy to play with colour by using different shades of cushions. To amplify the cocoon effect, a pouffe or floor cushion can serve as additional seating for guests. Decorative accessories, such as a glass hurricane or vintage wooden crate are very common trends. To breathe life into this outdoor space and have it change into a calming oasis, you can also plant up a wall, even on a low one. All you need to do is to attach several terra cotta pots at different heights. It is best to choose plants that require little water, such as cactus or aloe species.
Pots of plants can be scattered around as you like to brighten up a city garden. To bring the space together, mix green plants, grasses and flowers, but keep those that attract insects, such as lavender, away from the dining table. Anticipate the plants’ growth: hydrangea, for example, is quick to grow big. To provide a little vegetable patch, you can grow tomatoes in pots and also grow aromatic herbs. Finally, outdoor lighting remains an essential element for creating a cosy ambiance. While wall lights and lanterns offer a good light source, paper lanterns or string lights diffuse a muted, soft light.