No matter how large is the space of our garden, it is worth to divide it into several zones to make it a comfortable place to relax. This way we will let ourselves and other members of the household have a moment of rest in privacy. The best idea would be to use our space outside the house to create a relaxation zone, a party zone and, if necessary, a corner for the kids.
The most popular relaxation zone outside the house is the terrace. Regardless of whether you have more or less space, you may try to create several separate relaxation zones on your terrace alone. All it takes is a bit of creativity and imagination. On one side – a table with a grill or kitchen, on the other – a relaxation corner with a hammock, a deckchair or terrace furniture with an umbrella. This is a suggestion for larger spaces. If you have a smaller space, it is enough to put a small table with chairs, cushions or other seats that will become an ideal place e.g. to drink coffee on one side. Nearby – behind a flowerpot, a folding screen or a large plant – you can place a chair with a lantern, a small deckchair. The whole arrangement can be complemented with accessories: plants, decorations (cushions, pergolas e.g. with curtains), the already mentioned pots or lighting. Not only will they add a suitable atmosphere for feasting or relaxation, but they can also separate individual zones from each other.
Comfort zones in the garden can be separated in several ways. It all depends on its size, shape and plants that we have or intend to plant there. We can create many different relaxation zones by taking advantage of the natural difference of levels in the garden.
In the picture, a spacious, well-paved terrace with furniture and a grill is located on a lower level and is clearly separated from the green zone of the garden with lawn, plants and a swimming pool. In summer afternoons you can go there with a deckchair and a good book and hide in the shade of trees or take a cooling bath. The paved surface of the terrace is perfect for family barbecues, lunches or garden parties.
There are two more things that can help to separate relaxation zones in the garden. The first one of them is the use of a suitable surface, as well as elements of small architecture and pots. The second one is plants. All these elements, when used in a right way – together or separately – will let us create places in the garden, that will either separate us from the world or, on the contrary, will allow us to have fun in a large group of friends and acquaintances.
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Color shades: white, gray, graphite, beige, brown, red / orange
Designation: driveways and car parks, walkways, terraces, garden/paths/alleys, roads