We always try to escape the weekend out of the routine to rest and relax, but rarely consider the possibility of adapting our spaces to give us a taste, either alone or together with someone and enjoy those days off so we expected. Continue reading
When we live in the city many times we want a space to sit and watch a sunset, a coffee or just sit and meditate, and what better place than a terrace or balcony. But today the spaces have become ever smaller, and then we must adapt the site so that it becomes a nice place. Continue reading
Some tips to make an outdoor area in a room over your home, especially in the months of good weather.
Decorate with rugs or mats and vases with plants or candles: A mosaic of small rugs transforms the space into a Moroccan courtyard and a vase of flowers and candles on a table adds an extra dimension of simplicity. Continue reading
Today, many have had to do without a garden, this quiet corner, regardless of size, gave us a time to relax and allow a nice view. And the trend makes more people choose to live in an apartment (not always located on the first floor) and have, many times, leave this idea aside.
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During the spring and summer is when most enjoy open spaces, and there is nothing nicer than organizing fun-and sometimes improvised-together with family and friends outdoors on our terrace.
However, this does not mean the rest of the year we should remove all furniture and accessories that have it, as it is pleasing to the eye see the outside of our house with a little color and joy.
Precisely this note of color that makes the most pleasant terraces and porches with decorative achieved because it would not help to have quality furniture and design if you do not bring our personal touch that makes visitors feel welcome in our house, and are warm and welcoming.
The details textiles play an important role when it comes to acclimate a lounge or dining on the terrace. If you drop the traditional beige cushions and you go for earth tones in an urban terrace or in blue if it’s a summer home, they reinforce the idea of getting a comfortable outdoor environment. Please note that currently there are fabrics that have in their composition elements that make them resistant to the sun, so do not lose color.
The plants should not miss on your terrace; turn it into an oasis (of course, without hindering the movement and comfort). The pots with shrubs will serve to gain intimacy, while the flowers add color to the environment. Choose always those who resist the sun and the air currents and temperature changes, so you can keep throughout the year.
Candles are a must in your meetings at night. Turns your terrace into a chill-out with lanterns and candles in bright colors during the day become part of the accessories that make this environment outside the home, a fun and welcoming space.
When you need extra seats and have no place to store them, or to place too much space, do not hesitate to give your deck a casual look very creative with fiber pads that can be placed on the floor.
Although we are not in the sunniest time of year, sometimes the “Gringo” surprises us with its rays of light and we are glad the day, helping us pass to absorb the calcium necessary for strong bones and healthy. Of course you also have to take the precautions necessary to respect, apply sunscreen to areas of the body where there is greater exposure to the light of the sun. Continue reading
The terrace or porch is the environment outside our house which we enjoyed especially when the warm weather arrives. Although currently the alternative glass enclosures and the use of stoves can afford to use them in winter.
Shopping trends are committed to integrate these spaces as if it were an extension of our classroom. The last thing is to decorate the home with pieces that can be used both indoors and outdoors.
We’re talking about designer furniture in different materials, with the great advantage that we only have to change the location when we enable our porch or terrace, i.e. usually when the warm weather arrives.
Wrought iron is very tough, but it could be oxidized to water and moisture so during the winter should be kept at home (a table and a bench will always find a special place (in a corner or under the staircase, example).
To treat water stains forging, rubbed with a rigid barbed wire brush, paint the surface with an antioxidant and a layer of colorless nail polish.
If you want to more practical furniture in regard to maintenance, we recommend decorate by aluminum is lightweight and pliable, with great decorative possibilities, and it is best not rust.
More decorative steel is mixed with wood or fabric. Easily clean with warm water and some detergent.
Materials such as polyethylene or polypropylene are in high demand due to its resistance to sunlight, shock, moisture, chemicals, etc. They are a good alternative if you keep your terrace furniture throughout the year, and where you live is not extreme climates. Another advantage is that they remain easily (just enough to pass a damp cloth) and are 100% recyclable.
On porches and terraces near the sea is committed to sailing and canvas fabrics with anti-microbial and resistant to mold. Through the use of new technology in the manufacture of textiles for outdoor use have evolved to be more resistant to weathering, moisture and constant use. Now acrylic mixed with Teflon or neoprene to double its resistance to sun and weather.
However, put the porch or terrace is not an easy task. Ideally, if you have space, create two rooms (as if it were a living room), a sitting area and dining room. Otherwise, think which one you are going to make better and choose one of them.
Another option is to place furniture that will serve for both: comfortable chairs with armrests, extending tables, benches with storage capacity in cushions, mattresses, etc.
Once you’ve decided what you’re going to spend this space, matching the choice of furniture material is essential. It should be sturdy and easy to maintain, so you do not have to clean every day.
Defendant provided an alternative for this kind of space is decorated with warm materials that convert this space into a cozy atmosphere that is the point of reunion for friends and family, during good weather.
The most known and used is teak outdoor. With its concentration of oil is more resistant to moisture (may take up to 30 years). To keep in good condition should be kept free of dust and wash with soap and water. Every year before the summer should be treated with oils to nourish and thus regain its luster and color.
Other varieties (such as iroko or bilingual) are also very durable. To preserve the color of these woods and they look like the first day, once a year should be cleaned and sanded before applying a coat of teak oil annually. The acacia is another variety recommended for outdoor use as well tolerated changes in temperature, humidity and fungi that occur during the winter.
It’s undeniable beauty and a touch of distinction from natural fibers like mibr, rattan, cane, banana, bamboo, etc. .. However, we must admit that they are quite delicate and require care, keeping them sheltered from direct exposure to sunlight and contact with water, remove dust, clean with a brush dipped in salt water, and apply a special coating after year.
Synthetics are looking (and even feel) very similar, but much more durable and easier to maintain. Only need to remove dust and clean with soap and water.
The arrival of warm weather invites us to spend more hours outdoors. Again put our deck, porch or garden, it is required when the first rays of sun. So we are dedicated to the task of cleansing and natural wax or varnish outdoor furniture and why not think of renewing the decoration.
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In many cities, houses are constructed to protect us from rain, sun or other inclement weather. However, this desire for protection, many forget the importance of green areas and outdoor recreation and although they can be indoors is important that they receive natural daylight and are fully open.
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