Terraces often look dreary and boring in winter. This need not be. With my decorative 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 placed in a well-protected place, and all decorations 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 in both 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 planter online shop 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 a brilliant 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 square, wood or metal - anything 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 now 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. Spray glue, tip and glass are used here. Worth watching.
Idea 4: Vogelhaus 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. offers not only 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 in addition to sunflower seeds and titballs.
Idea 5: Make ice cream decorations yourself
Decorations made of ice are also 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 of this at livingathome.de. Here you will also be explained exactly how you can do certain things yourself and what you need for them.
Here is 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. As for 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 floral 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 pine green was clamped between the individual struts of the rose trellis. All the decorative items were then 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.