Barnsbury Park:  Terrace by ReDesign London Ltd

12 tremendous small terrace ideas for your home

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On a fabulous warm and sunny day, what could be better than a foray out into the garden to enjoy some food on a beautiful terrace? As far as we're concerned, absolutely nothing!

Take a look at these phenomenal outdoor areas and see which offer you the best inspiration to spruce up your terrace and perfect your patio.

​1. Step on up

Simply finished with decking, this is a project that could be completed in just a weekend by any carpenter and offers plenty of party potential.

2. Traditional not boring

A flagstone floor is the perfect host for a wooden table and chairs set. Add a parasol for extra flair and don't forget to extend the furniture's life by oiling the pieces once a year.

3. Bright spark

Inject a little fun and function into your terrace with vibrant cushions on comfortable furniture. You don't even need more than a small balcony to make this work!

4. Picnic perfection

New Build Part Earth Sheltered Split Level House:  Terrace by Arco2 Architecture Ltd
Arco2 Architecture Ltd

New Build Part Earth Sheltered Split Level House

Arco2 Architecture Ltd

A simple picnic bench will make any patio an easy and enjoyable location for a spot of outdoor eating. No effort required!

5. Whatever the weather

 Terrace by homify

Patio Awning Installation in Padiham, Lancashire.


An awning will give your terrace year round usability. Leave it unused when it's hot and sunny but open it out for protection on rainy days.

6. Courtyard chic

Mount Pleasant, Norwich:  Terrace by Studio Urban Blu
Studio Urban Blu

Mount Pleasant, Norwich

Studio Urban Blu

You don't need a huge garden to create your very own bistro eatery. A small courtyard with a little table and chairs set will have you enjoying café culture in no time!

7. Long and lean

A city balcony:  Terrace by Bowles & Wyer
Bowles & Wyer

A city balcony

Bowles & Wyer

Narrow, long spaces can make a great terrace if you find the right table. Always plan for the function instead of fashion and the rest will fall into place.

8. In the shade

 Garden by Bongers Architecten
Bongers Architecten

Achterzijde moderne recreatiewoning

Bongers Architecten

Adjacent to the house and under cover, this fantastic terrace makes socialising a piece of cake all year round. On sunny days just wheel the barbecue round to the side!

9. Unfussy elegance

Extension to rear, Sun Room, Kitchen and Living Room:  Conservatory by Grant Erskine Architects
Grant Erskine Architects

Extension to rear, Sun Room, Kitchen and Living Room

Grant Erskine Architects

A garden bench makes for a simple and easy installation onto a patio when you don't want a large dining table taking up all the room. Bliss!

10. Blink and you'll miss it

A sunny, modern terrace looks great when accompanied by contemporary furniture. Metal pieces blend in particularly well and can almost vanish!

11. Involve the garden

Patio Canopy:  Terrace by Living Space
Living Space

Patio Canopy

Living Space

Don't separate your garden from your terrace. Bring them both together with potted plants and climbers and it'll feel like a Mediterranean hot spot in no time!

12. Work with your space

Outdoor balcony and terrace at Chester Street House:  Terrace by Nash Baker Architects Ltd
Nash Baker Architects Ltd

Outdoor balcony and terrace at Chester Street House

Nash Baker Architects Ltd

If you don't have a garden but do have a flat roof, who's to say that can't be your perfect terrace? Some decking strips will finish any outdoor space to perfection.

For more garden inspiration, take a look at this Ideabook: 10 Quirky English Garden Ideas.

Would a terrific terrace finish your outdoor space perfectly? Tell us what you'd use it for!
Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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