The patio or terrace can be the relaxing place that you have wanted in your home. But the terrace can end up being ignored in the ordinary clamour of things and begin to look like a drab place. If you want to reclaim your terrace, turn it into a calm haven, here are a few ways to do it:
Measuring the Terrace Space
Finding out the measurement of the space available to you is important because it helps you estimate your decorating budget. Depending upon the space available, you can decide how large a portion you would want to decorate and what décor style you would like to use.
Begin Using the Right Materials
Every element that gets added to the terrace or patio is important and serves a function. For instance, the floor of the terrace needs a sturdy, weather-resistant makeup to survive. The right material is therefore essential; you can research from the options available and of course, on the weather that is persistent in your area. This does not mean that the terrace will have to differ too much from the overall design theme of your home. The right material can help you keep the same ambience and feel for the terrace.
Some materials such as ceramic tiles and clay are great for laying out the décor of the terrace or patio. Ceramic tiles, in particular, make for great terrace flooring. They are available in different colours, textures, and finishes. Clay, on the other hand, is a material that fits well in any part of your home. It offers a beautiful finish and makes the setting look authentic and earthy. Like ceramic tiles, clay tiles are available in different sizes and hues. Choose what would go well with your home.
If your home is flexible in its style, you can also use stone slabs to get that rustic finish that does come with any other material. Stone slabs give the architecture a beautiful appeal. While they are a little expensive, the end result is also that: expensive and rich. Another way to install stone slabs is to combine them with flora. Grass and stone will always remain in style and serve well to enhance the overall beauty of the terrace and home. Instead of going heavy on the stone slabs, install them only where you would want a walkway. That will allow you to cut your budget.
If stone slabs are not what you have in your mind, you can choose gravel instead. Gravel goes well with wooden planks serving as the walkway. Pair this with large potted-plants and you have an elegant but minimal appeal to your terrace. Another idea for the material is creating a stone-patterned flooring set in different sizes and colours.
Of course, nothing beats wood when it comes to décor. While wood requires more maintenance than ceramic tiles or stones, they look beautiful on the patio or terrace. The right furniture can convert the setting to a comfortable, relaxing haven.
Then again, why not combine the best elements together to create a combination? Surely, you can combine wood, stones, and grass to create a flattering terrace. Try what works well for your home and inspires you.