A terrace facing west is particularly pleasant. Soft light and warm colors make it a dream place to share moments of conviviality! A well-chosen plant palette , comfortable furniture and wind protection will give your west-facing terrace the status of a favorite room!
Warm atmosphere for a terrace facing west
In the evening, a terrace facing west allows you to enjoy the beautiful spectacle offered by the setting sun. In the west, the light becomes beautiful and delicate at the end of the day. This exhibition likes warm colors . Red, yellow, orange, pink or copper tones are particularly highlighted by the evening light. During the day, these tones bring “peps” and dynamism to the decor of the terrace.
Flowers and plants are the best allies to introduce these warm colors. Think of the generous yarrow . They are perennials very easy to live and love the sun. Pair them with helenium , cape daisy, or gaillarde with shimmering colors. Make a place for the dipladénia , it resists the drought and its abundant flowering lasts until the frosts! And if they enjoy a light shade, fuchsias in various colors will accommodate in beauty a terrace full west!
Above all, do not forget the grasses ! They bring life and movement and they are magnified by the light of the setting sun. Pennisetum or carex with coppery tones are perfect. Dare a copper wedding between sedge and phormium and admire their tawny reflections at dusk! For foliage effects, choose fargesia rufa , it is a non-tracing bamboo , easy to grow in vats. It forms a pretty tuft at the falling port and it is not fragile.
Wellbeing on a west-facing terrace
It’s the time of day when the soft light is the most beautiful! Better to settle comfortably. A small outdoor sofa or a nice terrace lounge have their place.
The only drawback of the west orientation is its exposure to the wind . In spring, in particular, the wind is dry and drying. It can make the terrace uncomfortable. To mitigate the effects, the installation of a partition , a palisade or a screen is welcome. It is advisable to choose openwork patterns that let you cross the wind. This avoids the phenomenon of acceleration of the wind speed when it encounters an obstacle (it is the venturi effect !). These protections allow in addition to structure the terrace, to give it a strong identity.
And so that the well-being is total at any time of the day, put here and there photophores or a solar lamp . They will contribute to sublimate your terrace full west at the end of the day.
Whatever its exposure, your terrace deserves to be highlighted! Inspire yourself from this article to decorate your terrace to the east , from it to make the right choices for a terrace to the south and finally this one to know what to do with a terrace to the north . And if you have a terrace facing west , tell us if today’s tips have inspired you. Feel free to post a comment on the Facebook page or Google + page of My Little Garden !
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