The Content Of The Article:
- Step 1: Create space for new things
- Step 2: Terrace railing yes or no?
- Step 3: Mediterranean patio furniture - where can I get it from?
- Step 4: Plant and decorate in Mediterranean style
Get Mediterranean flair on your terrace with plants and the right furniture. Our step by step guide shows how to do it.
Germany eagerly awaits good weather, so that the garden and terrace can finally be enjoyed to the fullest. For many, spring is also a kind of new beginning, at least as far as the exterior design is concerned. As in the living area, we would like to have a new flair every now and then in the garden or at the house. A trend that almost never goes out of style is the Mediterranean design. The southern character is reminiscent of holidays, sea and peace and balance.
If you have made the decision to give your terrace a touch of the Mediterranean, then the following tips are just right. If you are now worried that you will soon be sitting on a major construction site, I can reassure you. Even an existing terrace can be redesigned Mediterranean.
Step 1: Create space for new things
Before it comes to the actual design of the Mediterranean terrace, the basis for it must be created. That is, everything that was previously on the terrace, is cleared away. Finally, only the bare soil remains. In a terrace construction in the Mediterranean style, a floor of natural stone is laid. The reason is quite simple: In the Mediterranean, wood is scarce and is therefore rarely used. Therefore, one sees in southern countries mainly stone terraces and railings made of metal. Instructions for the correct laying of natural stone slabs are available at bauhaus.info. To tear out an existing wooden floor, I consider personally exaggerated. It is only important that it is durable planks of high quality wood. On purnatur.com you can get advice on this topic for free and inform about the differences between the different plank types.
Step 2: Terrace railing yes or no?
You can answer this question only personally. Some people like it more openly, others want to protect themselves from prying eyes. If you choose a patio railing, their main material is metal. Although a little more affluent Mediterranean dwellers rely on lush balustrades in white, this is also a question of the purse in this country. Metal railings are cheaper and give their terrace the typical Mediterranean charm. In terms of color, you should also adhere to the Mallorcan style and paint the railing in turquoise, yellow or sand. If that's too light, use orange or terracotta tones.
Step 3: Mediterranean patio furniture - where can I get it from?
Do not worry, you do not have to get on the plane and cheat off your belongings to the Spanish fisherman. The beauty of the Mediterranean style is that it is very simple. Do you remember your last Mediterranean holiday? Here you can see again and again simple chairs in red, blue and yellow. But this color combination already gives sun and relaxation. If you have a smorgasbord of individual chairs, use them. Spiced up with a little bit of color, you can design your own Mediterranean patio furniture in an instant. Again, there is another alternative for those who find this too colorful: metal chairs, ornate tables and benches! No matter which form you choose, be sure to skip the typical hardware store cushions. They are comfortable, but do not fit on a Mediterranean terrace at all.
Typically Mediterranean: metal furniture
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Seating group of metal
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Colorful Mediterranean feeling
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Wood and metal combined
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White Meets natural stone
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Simple beauty with mosaic
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Step 4: Plant and decorate in Mediterranean style
The fourth and last part will surely be the most beautiful for all terrace designers. It's time to decorate! Designing Mediterranean does not just mean setting up terracotta pots. If it is feasible for you, plant walls and railings with tall plants and use low-flowering cacti as a contrast. Here are a few Mediterranean examples that are also available in Germany.
- Lemon or orange tree
- curry plant
- Evergreen magnolia
Herbs fit perfectly on a Mediterranean terrace. They are not only eye-catchers, but also usable in the kitchen. For example, plant thyme, sage, rosemary and oregano in terracotta containers that are typical of the Mediterranean style. But beware when choosing a seat, herbs need a lot of sun.
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Let planters look old
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Small herb garden
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Typical Mediterranean planting
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Suggested Idea For Small Terraces
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Use planters in different height
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Decorative objects complete the Mediterranean terrace
If furniture and plants are set up, you can realize your personal taste. How about, for example, small ancient statues or a Mediterranean fairy lights, as can be seen on almost every Finka or in taverns.
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