For those who like it opulent and colourful, but still stylish, an orientally designed terrace is exactly the right thing. Bring the dream of 1001 nights home.
Anyone who has ever travelled to the faraway lands of the Orient knows that the Orient with all its facets, colours and smells knows how to convince. Once you’ve been there, you’ll always want to remember it. But why only reminisce when you can also bring the oriental flair home? With the skilful mix of colours, patterns and light, you can fulfil your dream of 1001 nights on the terrace in no time at all. There you can let yourself fall and dive into the wonderful world of the Orient.
This is how you design your terrace orientally
❍ Tip 1 – Colour design:
Before we start with the actual furnishing of the terrace, we first devote ourselves to the colour design. Because the oriental furnishing can go in two different directions. In the natural, rather earthy direction or in the colourful one. Depending on the furnishing variant, you should use the following colors:
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In the Orient, colors even have a deeper meaning. In Morocco, for example, the color blue symbolizes expanse and protection from evil spirits.
❍ Tip 2 – Floor design:
If you are planning a new terrace, then of course it is a good idea to sit on traditional patterned tiles. These are colourful and set the foundation for an oriental terrace design. If you like it more discreet or if you just want to redesign the existing terrace, you can also use an oriental carpet.
❍ Tip 3 - Furniture:
Oriental furniture radiates above all one thing: Cosiness. So the best thing you can do is to set your sights on a large and, above all, comfortable sofa landscape. This can be both discreet and colourful. If you opt for a discreet one, this has the advantage that you can change the style of the terrace at any time. If you should decide in favour of such a sofa landscape, then set accents in any case with colourful cushions.
A mosaic table is also a must on the oriental terrace. This is the classic par excellence and a real eye-catcher. Best of all, you can even make a table like this yourself! Here are some instructions for a mosaic table. This can then be used wonderfully as a side table.
Otherwise, you should rely on solid wooden furniture. Of course best in a dark shade, because this is the best way to show off the bright colours of the other furnishings and decorative items. Of course, you can also design the whole thing differently. For example, you can also choose wooden garden chairs with seats and backrests made of coloured fabric. I have seen such chairs on www.pircher.eu. for example. You can choose from garden chairs with fabrics in black, white, green, blue, yellow, orange, red or brown. Perfect for an oriental terrace.
❍ Tip 4 - Decoration:
As far as this point is concerned, you can really let off steam. Because restraint is out of place here. For example, floor cushions or poufs are not to be missed on an orientally furnished terrace. They are a traditional living accessory and are made of either leather or fabric. The latter are always especially colourful and therefore fit perfectly on the oriental terrace. If you are talented in handicraft, you can even sew or even knit a pouf yourself. Here are two instructions:
➭ How to sew Pouf yourself
➭ How to knit Pouf by yourself
Decorative elements such as small vessels made of silver, brass, copper and gold as well as glasses with decorated edges are an absolute must have on a terrace that is supposed to commemorate 1001 nights. You can also rely on the traditional oriental pendant lamps made of glass. Since these are often very colorful, they provide on the terrace for a warm and comfortable atmosphere. But also lanterns, lanterns and tea lights are a must for the oriental furnishing style.
❍ Tip 5 - Plants:
On an orientally furnished terrace, potted plants are of course not to be missed. The fire-red flowers of the cylinder cleaner, the white-flowering star jasmine, the irises, the gentian bush and palm trees are particularly beautiful.
❍ Tip 6 - Canopy/Pavilion:
If you have a covered terrace, you should definitely decorate it all around with oriental fabrics. Frequently used textiles include fabrics such as brocade, silk, cotton and organza. Otherwise, a baldachin or pavilion is a great way to wrap the terrace in fabric and so put the crown on the whole. Whether the pavilion is made of wood or metal - that's entirely up to you. Here is an overview of the advantages and disadvantages of wooden and metal pavilions.
I am Don Burke, one of the authors at My Garden Guide. I am a horticulturist that cultivates, grows, and cares for plants, ranging from shrubs and fruits to flowers. I do it in my own garden and in my nursery. I show you how to take care of your garden and how to perform garden landscaping in an easy way, step by step.I am originally from Sydney and I wrote in local magazines. Later on, I have decided, more than two decades ago, to create my own blog. My area of specialization is related to orchid care, succulent care, and the study of the substrate and the soil. Therefore, you will see many articles dedicated to these disciplines. I also provide advice about how to improve the landscape design of your garden.