A few years ago we moved from a house with a big garden in the countryside around Ghent to an apartment in the outskirts of Antwerp. A whole adjustment for us outdoorsy types. But we fell head over heels for our prewar place with cute little terrace overlooking the communal garden of our building.
You start investing in your new home and last but not least spring comes around and it’s time to cozy up your outdoor space.
There’s nothing more relaxing than coming home from work and having dinner on the terrace. The most important? Cozy, warm materials and colors to brighten up even the greyest of Belgian days. Our first investment were the wooden tiles to cover up the cold greige existing tile floor, an immediate upgrade and perfect for barefoot summer action!
The best way to decide how to perfectly decorate a room or space is to first live in it for a while, this way you’ll have the best idea of how you’ll be using that space for the years to come. So the following summer we went full out on terrace decorations! Practical and green, built for two and adjustable for more, that were the key ingredients. As we only have limited space for housing plants in pots, we decided to work in levels.
My favorite thing? Our very functional table! Dinner for two or four, room for your laptop in the outdoor office or all aside to break out the beach chair for some much needed vitamin D intake; this multi-level foldable table and chairs give us all the options we need for our compact space. Oh, and concerning the color, I love to go overboard in my props and details! Bring on those soft summer days.
I found almost everything at IKEA. Both practical and beautiful.