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6 tips: decorate the terrace in winter

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Terraces often look dreary and boring in winter. This need not be. With my decoration ideas, your terrace will shine in a magical shine even in winter.

When winter comes slowly, terraces and gardens are made winterproof. The table and chairs are well protected and all decorative items also go into the basement. After all, they shouldn't be exposed to frost. When everything is in place, there is not much left of the previously cozy terrace. It looks rather bleak and gray.

The terrace is a place of relaxation and wellbeing. After all, that should also be the case in winter. After all, you can enjoy the sun's rays on the terrace, well mumbled in, even in cold temperatures. But the whole thing only becomes really cozy when the surroundings are nicely decorated.

6 ideas for a winter glow on the terrace

Idea 1: fireplace for cozy flair

Fireplaces are a popular place in summer to sit comfortably together and to end the day. But even in winter you can spend cozy hours here, you just have to dress a little warmer. In addition, stick bread and sausage on skewers taste extremely delicious even in cold temperatures. Give it a try.

Fire bowls not only offer great benefits in winter, they are also a beautiful eye-catcher. I personally like the fire bowl shown (found on Amazon.de). With its stone decor, it is a real eye catcher both in winter and summer. The supplied cover also protects against flying sparks.

Nothing stands in the way of a cozy evening at the crackling campfire with a hot mulled wine.

Idea 2: Make sure there are spots of color with hardy plants

In order to spread a cozy flair on the terrace, the right plants must of course not be missing. It is only important that they are hardy. But if you now think that only evergreen plants are available to you, you are wrong. There are even some plants with which you can set beautiful color accents.

For example, the heather is very popular (see illustration). It can shine in a delicate pink, but also in a strong white or purple. The cotoneaster with its deep red berries also sets a colorful accent. It is very easy to care for and therefore particularly suitable for winter lazy people.

Evergreen plants such as boxwood and hibiscus are also great for the terrace. In large buckets, they easily survive freezing temperatures.

»Important for all container plants:
Fibreclay planters are not sensitive to frost - seen in the online planter shop Anyone who places their plants in containers on the terrace in winter should definitely note that they are frost-free. The materials fiberglass (mixture of plastic and glass fibers) and Fibreclay (mixture of clay and glass fibers) are best suited here. Both varieties are weather-resistant, frost-proof and very stable.

The biggest difference is the look. The clay content in the Fibreclay makes the planters look more natural. They are similar to the typical terracotta bucket, but are many times lighter. I found a large selection of both materials at Pflanzkuebel.com. Here you will not only find different models in different colors, but also different sizes and even large set offers.

Idea 3: With lanterns & lanterns to shine a light

Lanterns and lanterns always look very harmonious in the dark season. With tealights or pillar candles, you can immerse the terrace in an atmospheric glow of light in no time. Lanterns are available in a variety of materials and designs. Whether round or angular, wood or metal - anything you like is allowed. When buying, however, you should make sure that the lantern is closed from above, otherwise it may rain or snow inside.

Together with a cozy blanket, the evening can also come to an idyllic end in winter.

A large number of lanterns are also commercially available. You can also make such lanterns yourself. Old jam or cucumber jars are suitable for this. Simply decorate them with some jute ribbon or lace and other natural materials and you're done. At Kreativfieber.de I discovered a completely different variant. Here spray adhesive, tip and glass are used. Worth watching.

Idea 4: bird house as an eye catcher

Of course, birdhouses are primarily there to make it easier for domestic birds to find food in winter. It is not only the birds themselves who are “happy”, but also the children, who often stick to the window panes from the inside and see the birds picking the food.

Birdhouses can do much more. The bird feeder "apple dream" e.g. not only offers a cozy feeding place, but is also an absolute highlight with a spring character.

Thanks to the integrated spit, you can offer the birds something fresh besides sunflower seeds and titballs.

Idea 5: Make ice cream decorations yourself

Decorations made of ice are an absolute eye-catcher in winter. Here you can use all the decorations that nature gives. You can also start collecting in autumn so that you have enough materials at your disposal. I found many beautiful examples to match at livingathome.de. Here you will also be explained exactly how you can do certain things yourself and what you need for them.

Here's a little foretaste: In addition to small lanterns and lanterns, ice balls and stars await you. Have fun copying !!!

" Only drawback: The ice art works only for a certain time, depending on how frosty it is outside.

Idea 6: make fir green in winter

Fir green is not only suitable in winter to cover plants and thus protect them from frost. No. You can also use it to conjure up many decorations. Like Christmas, just not with Santa Claus and balls, but with typical winter materials. This includes stars, nuts, snowmen and of course light. You can also use natural materials. The red berries of the cotoneaster, for example, form a nice splash of color on fir green. Firethorn with its orange berries is also ideal. From the materials you have chosen, you can now tie a wreath, conjure up a flower arrangement or simply place the fir green in a frost-free pot and then decorate it. A chain of lights should not be missing here, of course.

" A little hint: During my last winter walk I also discovered a very interesting decoration idea. The fir green was clamped between the individual struts of the rose trellis. Then all the decorative items were on it. A very special eye-catcher.

As you can see, your terrace does not have to look dreary and gray in winter. With small decorative elements and a few simple steps, you can transform your terrace into a winter glow in no time.

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