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scandinavian terraces patios

Scandinavian or Nordic home decor is very popular: it is simple, natural and very chic. This style is also becoming increasingly popular for outdoor areas. With a new outdoor season approaching, I want to share some ideas and tips on how to recreate this style in your garden, patio, or patio.

Colors and prints

Black and white is a classic and bold contrasting color scheme that is widely used in the Scandinavian style. Often you will see dark and almost all black terraces that are only decorated with a little white or gray. Atmospheric decor is a hot trend and works for Nordic rooms too. Whites and neutrals are also welcome – they will make your outdoor space feel brighter and fresher, bolder and sunnier. White is another really Nordic color, and it’s amazing for a more modern room feel. If you prefer a vintage, go for neutral and cream colors.

With patterns, you can add some to add value to the space – some stripes or geometry will do but don’t get excessive as Nordic decor is about simplicity and natural beauty, not overly refined or super lavish decor.

Furniture and decor

Do you choose furniture based on the feeling you want to achieve in the room: modern or vintage and rustic? If you prefer a modern décor, choose elegant wood, wicker or metal and forged furniture in dark colors or white. If you want a rustic and relaxed look, opt for reclaimed, weathered, and simply rustic wood furniture in warmer colors. You can also make some items for your patio yourself using pallets and boxes. They go very well with the style. Given the color scheme and philosophy of this style, you’ll need a lot of greenery – even if there’s a lot around, add some potted flowers too.

Your entrance decor is no less important than your interior because this is the first thing people see when they walk in to you. Make a statement with your entry and choose a right front door that reflects your living style. Today I am going to inspire you with the coolest oversized front doors that look very stylish and will make your entry no less memorable and inviting than your interior. This is one of the hottest outdoor decor trends right now.

Oversized glass front doors

Extra large glass front doors are a cool and popular modern trend. Choose steel to frame your glass and paint it to match your home's color scheme or a contrasting color. Here a fulcrum is a very trendy idea that will make your door unusual and air-binding.

Oversized wooden doors

Wood is a very popular material for house doors, it looks cool and natural and can give your entry any look you want: from minimalist to rustic, depending on the wood surface. Oversized wooden doors are very inviting and make your entry more comfortable. Wooden doors also give you a sense of security, as if you were in a fortress. You can find sleek dark options for a sophisticated look or reclaimed wooden boards for a rustic start. Combine such a door with a piece of glass to see who's coming, or add panes of glass to the door itself. Wooden doors can also be pivoted. So if you want a modern feel, go for this idea.

Oversize doesn't just mean extra wide, it also means extra large like these cool copper doors. Such doors are perfect for a vintage-inspired home.

Remember that it's not just the finish of the door that matters, but the knob or handle as well. This will help you improve the look. So choose it carefully.

About Warwick

Warwick Zach Godfrey is a farmer with a happy marriage. He also writes about plants on various blogs.

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