A summer at home? Create an indoor terrace
With the arrival of good weather, and after more than two months of confinement, a terrace is a paradise only within the reach of a few. At the moment, you’re probably not thinking of changing your house and getting that dream terrace. The good news is that you can “build” your own terrace by making use of an interior corner of your house. There are easy and low-cost decorative solutions to put a terrace in your life... even if it is indoors! Here are our suggestions. Both your mood and your house will thank you.
WALLPAPER OR TROMPE L'OEIL
Transport yourself to another environment by using beautiful wallpaper with plant motifs. We like those designs featuring bamboo canes, trees and palms, but also those that recreate the African Savannah with zebras, monkeys, peacocks.
Self-adhesive murals are, along with wallpaper, a perfect solution for decorating your indoor terrace. If you are artistic, you can dare to paint a trompe l’oeil yourself. This will provide you with a lot of entertainment while you enjoy a pleasant and light-filled space.
GREEN: RELAXATION AND FRESHNESS
Choose that little sunny corner of your house where you sit to listen to music or enjoy a good book. Fill it with terracotta pots with plants at different heights. Palms such as kentias and succulent shrubs are very ornamental and resistant plants. If the situation allows, try a fruit tree. Green plays a key role in the decoration of your indoor terrace.
NATURAL FIBRE FURNITURE
Furniture is another important element in the decoration of your indoor terrace. Choose natural fibres such as wicker or rattan and combine them with canvas mats in natural shades. Increasingly, garden furniture is taking over the interior of the house: it is not unusual to see fibre and metal chairs at the dining table.
BASKING IN THE SUN
But if there is anything that reminds us of holidays and the summer, it is a good sun lounger. Get a reclining armchair to complete the decoration of your indoor terrace. Avoid those that look too much like garden furniture. The best option is to choose a design halfway between a chaise longue and a sun lounger. Ah! And don't forget a side table for your daiquiri... or whatever you prefer.
BRIGHT AND WARM CORNERS
That sunny corner is likely to turn into an oven when summer arrives. So finish the decoration of your indoor terrace with a nice sunshade, parasol or screen to protect you from the sun. Again, choose natural and light tones. If you want to give a retro touch to your indoor terrace, get a parasol with fringes and integrate it with your flowerpots.
And ta-da! Your terrace is ready to enjoy a long summer, even though this year it will be mainly at home. With a small budget and a little imagination, you will fall in love with your home again.