If the theater begins with a hanger, then any house begins with the street. This is especially true in relation to country houses or simply detached mansions. Moreover, they settle in them precisely in order to have a piece of their personal nature: a garden, park or lawn. This means that this space becomes, as it were, a part of the interior, capable of giving a complete description of the owners of the house. If you want the characteristic to be positive and respectful, take care of the correct design of the terrace.
Terrace: what is it and why is it needed?
Terrace is usually called an open area adjacent to the house. As a rule, it is only slightly elevated above the ground and has no walls. If the terrace is glazed, then we are talking about a veranda.
Verandas and terraces are used as living rooms, dining rooms, places of rest. Depending on the season, they can be equipped with fans or heaters. As a result, the use of such «outbuildings» is practically not limited by seasons and temperature fluctuations.
We create a terrace design
Thus, the terrace is a kind of smooth transition from the natural habitat to the interior decoration of the house. This circumstance dictates the rules for the decoration of the site. At the same time, it doesn’t matter at all whether we are talking about the design of a terrace in a country house or the design of a terrace of a full-fledged country house — the design rules depend only on whether the site has walls.
So, the Mediterranean style is perfect for the design of a summer terrace: wooden floors, wicker furniture, light fluttering textiles, flowering plants in flowerpots or outdoor tubs. White, blue, green, yellow — all juicy natural shades will come in handy here. Important: the entire design of the open terrace should not be afraid of summer showers or be easily transported to the shelter.
As for the design of the covered terrace (veranda), on the one hand, it gives more room for imagination, and on the other hand, it is more influenced by the concept of the overall stylistic design of the house. Such a veranda is already “more of a house than a garden”, that is, it requires more massive furniture and calmer color combinations. At the same time, its atmosphere is not at all afraid of weather fluctuations, which means that the factor of lightness and mobility can be missed. The English style will feel good here: a fireplace, a rocking chair, cozy blankets, soft sofas with lots of pillows, candles, stone wallpaper on the walls, antiques, a winter garden — everything that will add charm to cold and wet autumn-winter days.