Garden furniture and textiles, lighting, plants and other decorations – you do not need a lot of money to create a practical and attractive terrace
Terrace is an ideal place not only to rest, relax but also to spend time with family and friends. It should be spacious and practical, but above all functional. A terrace that is too big is better than one that is too small. Moreover, it is worth thinking about the roofing. Then neither rainfall nor harsh sun rays will frighten us
It happens that the terrace is neglected and all the money we have is spent on furnishing the house. This is a wrong approach. It is best to design and build it at once, of course, remembering that it should be durable, resistant to high and low temperatures and other atmospheric factors. It is also necessary to properly prepared drainage and safety of use – non-slip surface is a must
While it is not worth saving on these elements, the situation is completely different when it comes to furnishing a terrace. You don’t have to spend a lot of money here. Here are our tried-and-tested tips on how to furnish a terrace inexpensively
Terrace furniture – no place without it
It is hard to imagine any patio without a set of lounge furniture and a table where you can sit down and eat a meal. Ready-made furniture can be too expensive, but there is a solution. You can look for second-hand furniture or… make it yourself. It is not that difficult.
Patio furniture made of pallets looks fashionable and stylish, and you can adjust it to your needs – a two-seater sofa, a three-seater, an armchair or a bench. In addition, it is good for the environment, because we give pallets a new life and nothing is wasted.
What do we need? A few pallets (ask your family and friends if they have any left or buy them online), varnish in the color of your choice, upholstery material and upholstery foam, as well as sandpaper, screws and connectors, which will allow you to create a stable piece of furniture.
If you do not have time or patience to assemble furniture from pallets, you can also buy ready-made.
Textiles will give climate
Details are very important in the whole arrangement. Textiles make not only our house cozier, but also our terrace. Just a few pillows and a thick, warm blanket, which we can wrap up in the cooler evening.
This is not a large expense, especially if we use pillowcases, which we already have at home. Additionally pillowcases can be changed depending on season or personal preferences.
It is also worth to hunt for promotions in interior stores or go to an outlet store.
Lighting – you should also remember about it
Lighting can make your terrace comfortable to use. You don’t have to buy expensive lamps right away. Decorative cotton balls or Christmas lights (for outdoor use) are enough.
Solar lamps, which come in a variety of shapes and sizes, are also an interesting option.
Finally, plants and decorations
To all this, it is worth adding various decorations and plants. They give a great atmosphere and beautifully fill the space. Plants should be chosen well – some will do well in a sunny place, others on the contrary. Planting them doesn’t cost much and you don’t have to buy big and expensive pots right away. Wooden boxes or wicker baskets will look equally attractive. Even a metal bucket will work in some arrangements. In spite of appearances, there are many containers at home that can serve as flower pots.
It is also worth thinking about other decorations, e.g. lanterns, torches, vases, rugs. Many people offer such things for pennies on auctions. You may also be tempted to buy a hammock or a hanging armchair