Large deck or terrace

Large deck or terrace

When your outdoor space is of the larger kind, it could be advantageous to divide it into sections. Plan your terrace in the same way as you would plan a room indoors. You might want a dining area in one part adjacent to serving areas and a barbecue area for outdoor cooking.

Create one section with pots and plants and another for cosy outdoor living. Create one section with pots and plants and another for cosy outdoor living.

Create different areas

Create a food garden for herbs and maybe add some chillies and tomatoes. Plan a spot for relaxing with comfortable furniture and soft seat pads. A potting table gives you an area for taking care of your pot plants and storing everything to do with gardening.

Give greenery plenty of space and create a space with pillows and blankets Give greenery plenty of space and create a space with pillows and blankets

When you decorate a bigger area with lots of furniture and pot plants, there is a risk it will feel cluttered. Avoid this by grouping plants, furniture and colours. Make sure you leave space between different areas with different uses. That way you create space in your out- door room, providing a better balance.

Give greenery plenty of space. Let plants climb or plant small trees such as figs and lemon trees in large pots to create a leafy, cosy space.

Don't forget the floor! Give the floor a bit of TLC with colour and mats.

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