How to build a terrace?

Urban or rural, XS or XXL: the terrace is a bubble of air where it is good to relax, to receive his friends, to dine, to garden or simply to take advantage of the sun as soon as the fine weather arrives. So many reasons to build a terrace that ensures the visual and aesthetic comfort of its guests. All our tips and tricks to create an exceptional outdoor space.



– Lay out your terrace: put on outdoor furniture
– Protect your terrace from the sun and vis-à-vis
– Develop a plant terrace
– Lay out your terrace: we put the floor and the walls in the spotlight
– Do not forget to treat the lighting of the terrace!



1. Lay out your terrace: we put on the outdoor furniture

The garden furniture is the first thing we think about when we tackle the development of its terrace. Depending on the space available, the disposition of the latter and his lifestyle, we will opt for:
A garden table (low or high) : essential to enjoy an extended summer meal with family or friends.Of course, we do not forget the chairs that go with it (if we have not already cracked for the bench, see for the mix chairs and bench)
A garden or bench seat : perfect for extending the living room on the terrace and creating an outdoor space “like home” … but in the great outdoors!
Once the terrace dressed, we do not forget to accessorize. Armchair, swing, hammock, chilienne, sunbath or decorative scale pimples of planters are all strong parts on which to bet to give always more singularity to its terrace.



2. Protect your terrace from the sun and the vis-à-vis

To build a terrace without risking being watched by the neighbor or to catch a sunburn, hide the opposite and create a shaded corner is essential.To do this several options:
The umbrella : simple and effective.
The shade sail : in addition to offering a shaded corner, it brings lightness to the deco of the terrace.
The pergola or sunshade : whether bioclimatic, aluminum or natural canes, the pergola has the advantage of turning the terrace into a real living room, beautiful lighting effects at the key .
The trellises and openwork wooden panels : they allow to gain in intimacy while giving your terrace a deco very cozy note.



3. Laying out a vegetal terrace

Nothing is more effective to offer a bubble of oxygen than to plant your terrace . We start with:
Planters and pots : planted with plants, shrubs or flowers, planters and pots sit on the ground, hang on windowsills or hang on different heights of the wall to win more and more place on the terrace.
Climbing plants : urban jungle (or tropical!), climbing plants make a curtain particularly noticed on the terrace.
A kitchen garden : if you have a green thumb and a little space, do not hesitate to dedicate a corner of its terrace with aromatics, cherry tomatoes and other fragrant wonders that can sublimate your dishes.



4. Lay out your terrace: we put the surfaces in the spotlight

To build its terrace in the rules of the art, we do not forget to take care of the walls and the ground.
If stone slabs and tiles are perfectly recommended for the terrace floor, the trend of wood is not left out. What better than a wooden terrace to create a warm and cozy outdoor space.The nostalgic garden lawn will opt for artificial turf, which will not displease the youngest. Finally, those who do not particularly want to invest in the coating of the terrace will opt for an outdoor carpet, simply.
We complete the layout of its terrace by attacking the walls that we will not hesitate to paint, color or coat to create the atmosphere of choice. If concrete provides a raw note that befits the most contemporary styles of deco, natural stone, it infuses a mineral spirit very aesthetic. Very trendy, finally, the wood, ensures warmth and natural environment.



5. Do not forget to look after the lighting of the terrace

The sun is coming down … The time has come to light the terrace to highlight your little piece of plant paradise. Light on the lights of the terrace.
Wall lights and suspensions : essential for basic general lighting.
Candles and lanterns : to multiply without complex to create a romantic and intimist effect to wish.
Lanterns and Terminals : proof that some accessories are sometimes enough to work wonders in decoration.
Light garland : it is run on the heights to win the little warm touch of terraces with guinguette spirit …
Now that your terrace is laid out, all you have to do is turn on the barbecue!