Your terrace offers the most beautiful view of your garden, here you can relax, read a book or chat and celebrate with friends. You like to spend a lot of time outside with the first rays of sunshine. So why not turn the garden terrace into an oasis of well-being?
Your terrace is the right place for many occasions. It invites you to a short coffee chat with neighbors, to a barbecue with friends or to celebrate with the family. Furnishing the terrace comfortably as an outdoor room is no great feat. We’ll show you how to do it step by step.
When choosing the furniture, your personal preference for a style is decisive. Choose from the wide range of furniture that suits your style of living and the ambience of the house and garden. You should keep an eye on the size of your terrace and leave room for other wishes such as a fireplace, outdoor kitchen and potted plants.
Planning is the be-all and end-all
Before you fall head over heels in love with an outdoor sofa set or an open fireplace, you should grab pen and paper and make a sketch . If possible, draw the floor plan of your terrace to scale and place a table, chairs and bench or comfortable lounge furniture. Where are entrances, where are sockets, where are the grills and plants? Transfer the dimensions of the furniture to your terrace plan. Make several different sketches to find the best solution.
In your head, the idea of your outdoor living room is already perfect. Then the implementation can begin. If you want to create your terrace from scratch, you first choose the right floor covering. At the same time, think about where power and water connections for lighting, electric grill or outdoor kitchen should be laid.
In 5 steps to the dream terrace
The best way to turn a terrace into an outdoor oasis is to follow your planning step by step. We will show you how you can make good use of your open-air room in the first summer season.
The flooring plays an important role , even outdoors. You can choose from outdoor carpets, wooden tiles or planks and tiles made of terracotta or ceramic. With a carpet you can quickly achieve comfort and a living room ambience. Wooden terraces are still the classic, but they have to be oiled regularly. Mediterranean, rustic or modern furnishings can be stylishly complemented with well-chosen tiles.
Especially in spring, the selection of furniture for the terrace and balcony is very diverse. Whether it’s a sofa landscape or a table with chairs, outdoor furniture made of wood, rattan, cast iron or aluminum should be weatherproof, stable and easy to clean. It is ideal if you can provide easily movable folding chairs, stools or bean bags for guests. Think of a chic chest or a folding bench as storage space for your upholstery.
Which privacy and sun protection is most suitable depends on the location of the terrace and, of course, on whether you want to make yourself comfortable in the outdoor living room even when it is raining or in cool temperatures. Umbrellas or modern sails are very easy to set up. Electronic awnings offer greater luxurythat are fixed to the house facade or patio roofs. You can add side wind and privacy protection to both variants. A fully enclosed conservatory can be used all year round. Awnings, conservatories or permanently installed canopies should be planned and installed by certified specialist companies.
Only plants turn the terrace into a perfect terrace living room. Useful kitchen herbs on the shelf are decoration and privacy at the same time. Keep prying eyes out with lush climbing plants. Flowering and aromatic plants transform your patio into a summery sea of flowers. Not all plants are available all year round. Many potted plants also need a lot of care – less is often more here.
Drinks are part of a relaxed chat, delicious food is part of a party. From the brick grill station in the garden to the multifunctional gas grill with shelf to the complete outdoor kitchen, there are many options for completing your terrace. Also remember to store the necessary garden tools away from the living area, in the garage or in a garden shed.
More suggestions for the terrace as a living room
Just like inside, the terrace outside is only complete with the right decoration. The right atmosphere can be created with the lighting, whether lantern, lantern or solar light. Furnishings also include textiles such as cushions, blankets or sets. Table and wall decorations such as vases or sculptures make your living room a special and individual place. An atmospheric party includes open fire bowls or radiant heaters.