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15 small terrace ideas bursting with style

Amy Buxton Amy Buxton
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A small terrace can be a hugely impactful addition to your home if you know how to make the most of it. Don't think of terraces as a poor man's garden, but a wonderful way of embracing some outdoor space, even when it comes at a real premium.

We've found some incredible ways to decorate your small terraces that will not only add extra style, but also comfort and even practicality. Let's get out into the sunshine and see what we can do!

1. For low maintenance green appeal, artificial grass is a fantastic material to use on your terrace. Add a mini path and you might even fool people that it's real turf!

2. A gazebo will add instant gravitas and high end style to even the smallest terrace

3. A high-level terrace makes a perfect sunbathing spot if you install some comfortable loungers and a parasol

 Balconies, verandas & terraces  by Home Staging Factory
Home Staging Factory

Varanda—decoração de casa de férias

Home Staging Factory

4. A small terrace doesn't have to be too contrived or restricted by a theme. Mix and match pots, planters and furniture for a relaxed feel

5. A few statement blooms will instantly create a gorgeous outdoor space, regardless of the size of your terrace

 Terrace by Le Verande srls
Le Verande srls

Decking legno

Le Verande srls

6. A hammock makes for an ideal seating alternative on a small terrace. You can simply take it down when it's not in use

 Terrace by con3studio
con3studio

Patio a verezzi

con3studio

7. A mini pool might be a little excessive but what about a sneaky little hot tub on your terrace? It's the ultimate in luxury!

8. If you're a food fanatic, a built-in barbecue would be a fantastic addition to a terrace

9. If you have a woodburner in your home, a terrace can be a great place to store chopped, seasoned firewood and you can't deny that it looks beautiful!

10. A splash of colour will always overcome a size issue, so throw some vibrant cushions out onto your terrace for an instant cosy makeover

11. If you need them, try to install glass safety rails on your terrace so that you can enjoy your views without any interruption

12. Raised beds on your terrace would be a great place to start growing some of your own food. Herbs are an ideal way to begin…

Victoria 2, London:  Terrace by Urban Roof Gardens
Urban Roof Gardens

Victoria 2, London

Urban Roof Gardens

13. Even the smallest of terraces can be great resources, so how about adding a ledge to a window and creating a lovely exterior bar area?

Denver Street Lot 7:  Terrace by Uptic Studios
Uptic Studios

Denver Street Lot 7

Uptic Studios

14. Bright, colourful pots will cheer up any terrace, big or small. Stick to narrow, tall design to prevent absorbing too much floor space

Vibrant Roof Terrace:  Terrace by Yorkshire Gardens
Yorkshire Gardens

Vibrant Roof Terrace

Yorkshire Gardens

15. If you have a super small terrace to work with, keep your styling ultra simple. Wood is understated, warm and forever stylish!

Zinc Balcony Pod and Basement Conversion:  Terrace by Urban Creatures Architects
Urban Creatures Architects

Zinc Balcony Pod and Basement Conversion

Urban Creatures Architects

For more terrace inspiration, take a look at this Ideabook: Creating An Ideal Terrace Escape.

Which of these ideas will you use?
Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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