10 ideas to decorate your terrace

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In today’s post we want to propose how to decorate your terrace, but always giving it a personal and special touch.

 

Now the good weather arrives and since we cannot leave the house we start thinking about going out on the terrace. Or for example preparing a dinner in a perfect environment, reading a book, listening to music, sunbathing or going out to finish office work.

 

As advice we say, the best decoration is the one that each one gives their personal touch and the one that makes us feel comfortable and relaxed. For this, we have to have clear ideas and know the different alternatives that the market offers us to put them into practice.

 

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For this we leave you 10 ideas to decorate your terrace, whatever its size and shape.

 

We must emphasize that in the decoration of terraces, the size and the shape influence, a lot!

 

Get the most of your terrace with the following ideas:

 

 

1.THINKING VERTICALLY

 

When a terrace is small and to gain space, the best way to decorate the terrace with plants is to take advantage of the walls. We can put pots and planters that are held in the paneling.

 

 

2.INCLUDE FLOWERS OR PLANTS

 

Regardless of the size we can include anything or ornament that we like and bring a personal charm, that makes our terrace or balcony look good, for example, the details with flowers are always a success.

 

Or any type of plants, for us they are the perfect complement on any terrace or balcony, whatever their style. If you want to create an exotic effect, place potted varieties around the dining room or living room. When you water them, you will have a pleasant feeling of freshness.

 

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3.A BAR

 

Whatever your large terrace is, it will always fit a wooden bar or the material that you want. A small bar next to the railing can serve you for breakfast or a drink overlooking the street.

 

4.FOLDING FURNITURE

 

Use a folding table and chairs, so you will not take away space when you are not using them and you can fold your furniture in bad weather.

 

5.AN ARMCHAIR AND A COFFEE IN THE SUN …

 

We recommend putting a wicker chair and a side table will be more than enough to enjoy, for example, the morning sun while having coffee and reading the newspaper.

 

6.HAMMOCK

 

If your deck has more than one wall, try putting a hammock in one corner. It is a super comfortable and will seem ideal for sunbathing or taking a nap in the cool. Complete the corner with a pair tables in bright colors.

 

 

 7.PROTECTION SYSTEMS

 

This option is important to be able to enjoy your space even in the sunny hours, do not forget the shade systems: a pergola, a generously sized umbrella or an awning. The best option is a folding model; so you can change the temperature whenever you want.

 

A good idea that we recommend is to create a space with a table and a couple of chairs that will allow you to carry out any activity outdoors and add a nice umbrella in a color similar to that of furniture. You can also combine it with some colored cushions to give it a little personality and not be so minimalist. We are also in favor of decorating it with plants around it. Plants will make it look like a cooler space.

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8.BOHO CHIC STYLE

 

Do you like ethnic style? Right now it is a trend and we have also thought about this type of style. Use geometric figure rugs, wicker furniture and ethnic patterned cushions and create a cute boho-style terrace. Don’t forget to add decorative stained glass elements.

 

 

9.TEXTILES, ALWAYS WITH COLORS THAT YOU LIKE

 

A simple way to decorate a terrace and look like a totally different one is to simply change the textiles. From iLuxenio we recommend including cushions in trendy colors or patterns, and rugs made or Berber-style fibers.

 

10.WOOD, BAMBOO, WICKER OR SYNTHETIC FIBERS

 

And finally another great idea is to include outdoor furniture made with natural materials such as wood or vegetable fibers such as wicker, rattan or jute.

 

The good thing about this type of furniture is that it is timeless and gives a cozy and natural touch to the environment. Make sure when buying that the furniture is suitable for outdoors so that it does not spoil and is kept in the best condition.

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We hope you liked it and that you can take some ideas to set up the terrace and enjoy it now that the good weather is coming.

 

For more information on this topic do not hesitate and contact us on iluxenio@iluxenio.com.

 

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Best gardens in La Costa del Sol

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Today we want to propose you an ideal trip with family or friends, visiting the gardens and natural parks of La Costa del Sol. A trip full of surprises, such as the largest butterfly garden in Europe.

As we already know, La Costa del Sol enjoys one of the best climates in mainland Europe, with mild temperatures in midwinter that make this coast one of the most favorable places for the proliferation of lush gardens of tropical vegetation. The route that we have chosen is an alternative to the beach, this ideal road trip starts in Málaga, the capital.

Some of these gardens have centuries of history, others have an interesting collection of plant species and there are some of them which are inspired by exotic places.

Molino de Inca botanical garden

Fistly, we find This garden that can be visited in the surroundings of Palacio de Congresos de Torremolinos. It has an area of ​​40,000 square meters. The garden has just celebrated its 10th anniversary since its opening as Botanical Garden to the public.  You can see more than five hundred different botanical species and a restored flour mill. Around them, there are small lakes, waterfalls and a natural labyrinth made of different plants. It can be accessed by paying an entrance fee of 3 euros (registered residents of Torremolinos will pay only one euro). Its opening hours are morning and afternoon from Tuesday to Sunday (closed on Mondays).

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La Concepción botanical-historical garden

It is considered the most important tropical garden in Spain, and one of the most complete in Europe. You will feel that you are in a real tropical rainforest.

The Marquises of Casa Loring crearted the garden in 1855. Its importance was so great that even the very Empress Sissi visited it incognito. It was during a stopover on her Mediterranean cruise. From the magnolias with their large white or cream flowers, with aromas of jasmine and orange blossom, to the dombeyas (the tree  hydrangeas plant) with pink pompoms, which blossom in winter, without forgetting the eucalyptus with its evergreen and balsamic leaves, they will make you feel like in a spa.

 

Butterfly park

We find it in Benalmádena. It was inaugurated only two years ago, in front of a Buddhist temple (Tibetan Stupa). For this reason, the park has a Thai style just like the building that houses it, which seeks aesthetic and conceptual harmony with the Tibetan temple.

It has 1,000 square meters of flight area where you can find more than  1,500, from the main tropical rainforests of the three continents (America, Asia and Africa). For this reason, it is the biggest butterfly park in Europe.

You can see species such as the ‘monarch butterfly’, the giant Attacus atlas, which is the largest nocturnal butterfly  in the world, the ‘false eye owl’, the ‘fairy’ with transparent wings or the mythical Morpho, the blue butterfly.

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Bioparc Fuengirola

It is an animal park located at Avda. De Camilo José Cela in the town of Fuengirola in Malaga. This place is dedicated to the conservation of tropical species which are adapted to jungle environments, mainly from Asia, Africa and the Indo-Pacific Islands.

Besides, in 2001, the old zoo of La Costa del Sol changed its concept of classic Zoo to a more avant-garde one: the ‘zoo-immersion’. With this transformation, it hopes to immerse the visitor in the natural environment of the animals through the recreation of the habitat from which they come. One example is the reproduction of the Madagascar habitat thanks to a surprising 26-meter baobab, which has become the icon of the Bioparc.

Bonsai Museum

It is one of the first museums of La Costa del Sol but also of Spain. There we find a collection of 300 bonsai from 40 different species. It is located  at the Arroyo de la Represa Park, in Marbella.

Among the most remarkable species, we find a Chinese hackberry, which belonged to a family for five generations. The museum also has a 500-year-old Ficus Retusa (China). It is the oldest bonsai in the collection. However, the most representative tree is El Toro, a 400 year old ‘Juniper of the Pagodas’, from Japan. But the originality of the museum is the collection of samples of nature from the surroundings of Marbella. From the Serranía de Ronda or the Sierra de las Nieves, miniatures of local species have been recovered. Some of them are in danger of extinction, such as the Spanish firs.

The Orchidarium of Estepona

It is home to the largest collection of orchids in Europe. The Orchidarium of Estepona is a botanical park with more than 1,300 species. This includes a bamboo forest, vertical gardens, a lake and waterfalls. Under its three glass domes, you will live a unique spectacle of color and aromas.

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El Ángel de Marbella

The lakes and waterfalls form the landscape of this Botanical Garden. In its 15,000 square meters we can find centenarian ficus and palms. Besides, it has three spaces: the romantic garden, the tropical garden and a garden with cross paths.

If you are thinking of spending a day or weekend with family and friends, do not hesitate to travel and make the route among these parks of La Costa del Sol.

You will spend a magnificent day enjoying Málaga nature.

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