Urban Jungle – How To Turn Your Terrace Into An Oasis
How do you plan and design your garden when you’re living in the city? Surely it has to be more complicated than for those living in the countryside. One trick we’ve learned is that if you light the garden properly you can turn it into a wonderful oasis by creating the impression of having another room. There are lots of other tricks you can use so pay attention.
If you’re living on the top floor then you can open up the space and make a beautiful terrace and even a small garden. Include big plants in your design to create a refreshing décor.
Use green walls to completely transform a roof terrace. Turn it into a charming garden like your grandma used to have. The vegetation offers complete privacy and this becomes a beautiful outdoor dining area as well as a very relaxing oasis.
As we’ve already mentioned, lighting is important. Good lighting can enhance the beauty of the vegetation and outside space in general. The ambiance is very pleasant and you can enjoy the space all summer long and, when winter comes, admire it from the inside.
Decorate your small garden with flowerbeds and use light colors to give it a breezy look. Umbrellas are great if you need some shade.
Seasonal flowers completely transform a garden or terrace when they bloom all at once. You can plant different types of flowers, for each season and change the décor of your urban garden a few times a year without basically doing anything.
A terrace, no matter how small, offers you the possibility to create a fresh and green décor and transform it into a garden. Also, if there’s enough space, you can turn it into a second dining area. Some sleek furniture would fit right in.
Although small, this enclosed garden features a very interesting detail: ivy topiary. There’s also another great feature: that mirror. It really opens up the space and makes the garden seem a lot bigger. A great trick for small spaces in general.
If tall buildings surround your terrace, there’s no point in even trying to get privacy up there. Instead, focus on creating an open and inviting ambiance using big planters and flower beds. You can even get a tree or two up there.
Add your own touch to the roof garden with custom-built planters and your choice of plants and colors. With enough space, you can even add features such as rustic fences to add visual appeal.
Turn your deck into a green room which can serve as an extension of your living space. Eliminate the barriers and you’ll be able to enjoy your own little oasis in the middle of the city anything you want, even from inside the house.
A modern, urban deck or terrace asks for urban plants. Choose simple plants that love sunlight and give them a nice home. The planters are just as important as what’s inside them so don’t make compromises.
Being able to enjoy some fresh air in the middle of the city is wonderful, especially if you have a big roof terrace. With a little bit of creativity, you can turn it into an outdoor lounge area, add a bar and a few amenities. Some green plants would complete the space.
Use natural materials such as stone and wood to create a more authentic ambiance. For a moment or two you’ll even forget you’re not in the countryside.
Go bold and make a statement with pink trees or choose another color to represent your deck or roof terrace. This one has another great feature: the comfy day bed.
In the case of an apartment overlooking a park or garden, you can turn the balcony into an extension of the gorgeous landscape. A few potted plants should be enough the create the ambiance you want.
Pick a bold pattern or combination of colors for the floor on the terrace or balcony. This black and white checkerboard design makes the whole terrace look like a magical place.
White is a great main color and you can combine it with other light tones for a bright and open look and then add bold accent colors like this beautiful blue or the cheerful yellow pieces.
A modern garden or patio doesn’t necessarily include lots of plants, trees and flowers. A manicured lawn and a few planters placed against the wall or fence are enough.
It’s better to have a few big planters on a small balcony than lots of small ones. Also, don’t overwhelm a small space with lots of colors.
Surround the terrace with greenery to create a more intimate ambiance. Play with shapes and colors and use simple materials that allow the views and the ambiance to prevail.
One way of breathing new life into a porch or terrace is with modern and colorful furniture. Pick cheerful colors such as yellow or orange to energize the space.
A water feature such as a small fountain would really help turn your deck into an urban oasis.
Maximize the space on your roof terrace by placing long benches along the walls and leaving the space in the center open. Perhaps you can also build a circular bench with a planter in the center.
String lighting works wonderfully for outdoor spaces. They turn a small patio into a magical, fairy-tale-inspired space.
Every space has its challenges so try to make the most of your patio, deck, terrace or balcony. If it’s long and narrow, line it with planters.
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