Thursday, September 17, 2020

Terraces and Balcony Decoration and lighting

How do you decorate terrace lights? The terrace is an extension of the home, but increasingly it seeks its independence from the living room to find its own prominence. As such, the ideal way to enjoy sunny days and chill out nights is to give it life, color, and a style consistent with the design of our home.

Terraces and Balcony Decoration and lighting

Then we must choose the materials. Wood, a very elegant material, is the most used and properly treated, it becomes very resistant to the elements. Teak, cedar, walnut or bamboo are preferred, either for furniture or even to define finishes such as ceilings, enclosures such as fences, or even planters. For flooring materials, placing more than one material can be an attractive solution as it can achieve interesting interplay of contrasts and textures.


Terraces and Balcony Decoration and lighting
Terraces and Balcony Decoration and lighting


Keep in mind that the terrace should be an agile and light environment, so it should not be overloaded. The furniture must be comfortable and resistant. The classic thing is the wooden furniture, although synthetic rattan is also in force, or if not in a more contemporary style, cast aluminum combined with wood. The latest trend is polypropylene armchairs, such as Philip Starck's, and white PVC.


Terrace Decorating with the wooden slats floor tiles and fireplace
Terrace Decorating with the wooden slats floor tiles and fireplace


A mandatory element in the decoration of terraces is the green color, which is present through the vegetation: in plants, vines, and pots. The type of pot will depend on the space you have and to get more vegetation, it is best to use planters, which also offer a decorative architectural effect and define the spaces.


green color terraces balcony decoration
green color terraces balcony decoration


To complete the whole, lighting is essential. If something differentiates an interior space from an exterior one, it is having a piece of the sky, and therefore it is convenient to take advantage of it and not compete at night with the subtle brightness of the moon, avoiding light pollution. Apart from the necessary direct lighting in dining, reading, or barbecue areas, it can be interspersed with an accent or indirect lighting to highlight points of vegetation, and with candles that illuminate the space in an ephemeral way and create a cozy atmosphere.


Rooftop Terrace Modern Design With Wooden Floor
Rooftop Terrace Modern Design With Wooden Floor


It is highly recommended to consult with specialists who can determine if the materials we have chosen are adequate, and in cases where major work is required, the help of an architect and construction permits will be required.

First of all, we must study the space and see how we can distribute all the elements, such as furniture, structures such as pergolas, vegetation, and ornamental elements.

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