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Inspiring terrace design ideas

Alissa Ugolini—homify UK Alissa Ugolini—homify UK
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The terrace is usually a space where we like to enjoy company, good weather and our outside hobbies in -all in our own private link to nature. With this in mind, there is a whole world opportunity when we approach the subject of designing a terrace. From flowers to furniture we can all design this area of the home around us, making the terrace a place of fun, relaxation and also industriousness. 

Here at homify, we have a huge range of terrace designs and ideas, from our professionals, that we though we'd share with you; to give a bit of inspiration, if you are planning a new terrace design or even just want to spruce things up a bit.

Roof top terrace


Atico en la ciudad


A nice open and bright terrace is a joy to use and making your own outside living area there should be just as easy as it is fun. This sun-centred living area from Paisajismo Román is a great one to get those creative design ideas flowing. With a large area, like this, you would ideally like to use it all weathers -rain or shine- and a retractable piece of sheltering overhead will help you on your way to achieving this. An area like this is also perfect for barbecuing and dining al fresco; considering the amount of natural light the terrace receives. The nice use of white in all the furniture types also helps greatly in making this design a sparkling roof top haven -the flowers too!

Fabulous fire escape

 Terrace by Anna & Eugeni Bach
Anna & Eugeni Bach

Terraza superior Reforma Urgell

Anna & Eugeni Bach

Who said a fire escape needs to be a sea of unattractive metals and brick? If you host one, a fire escape or access stairwell can offer a lot of extra space for flowers and plants to be situated. Hanging boxes from the railings and hanging baskets on the walls will liven up, what could otherwise be, a fairly mundane area.

This terrace design, from Anna & Eugeni Bach, offers, again, a very functional feature; in the retractable shelter. Providing a place to be away from the rain or intense heat and also offering an area to do such things as hanging washing in.

The smaller terrace

On smaller terraces, there is no need to substitute usability for style. A stylish sun lounger, like this one, would be a great addition to any terrace; an attractive article that encourages you to use the area more. When entertaining, a piece of furniture like this is would also be easy to take inside, making more room for guests and visitors to stand and enjoy the weather outside. Design by Tacta Gestion

Plants, plants, plants

The terrace -as your own personal space- is an opportunistic place to experiment with different ways of presenting plants and displaying flowers. Get creative, see what new an inventive ways you can come up with to make your plants look even better. One idea is faux guttering: old guttering (or ornamental guttering) that you can grow you plants in; for a more rustic or shabby chic appeal.

Exotic plants

 Terrace by Au dehors Studio. Architettura del Paesaggio
Au dehors Studio. Architettura del Paesaggio

Dettagli di una casa di campagna

Au dehors Studio. Architettura del Paesaggio

Roof terraces are often subject to a good amount of direct sunlight in the warmer months. This means you can try your hand at growing some more exotic plants like chilly bushes, for example -and if the weather is like it usually is, just put it inside, next to the window!

Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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