Eco-friendly designs, sustainable trends, organic cooking … How many times have you heard these words? Probably many. And it is the natural is fashionable.
In fashion, in gastronomy and even in decoration, the natural opens the way in our lives. Inside and out, natural trends help us decorate healthier, more relaxed environments. And a house space where the natural proposals should not be lacking is the exterior, be it the terrace, the garden, the attic or the porch. We tell you how to decorate a healthier exterior.
If we speak of natural tendencies, we must not lose sight of the wood. Of course, the noble and tropical wood that withstands the best weather. Exotic wood comes from tropical and humid climates, so it withstands moisture better.
As for types of wood, the most used are oak, iroko, ip, teak and cumar, among others. These woods have certain characteristics that endow these surfaces with strength and durability.
However, although our outdoor furniture is made of high quality wood, it is important to take care of these surfaces if we want the furniture to stand in perfect condition for much longer. That is, before and after summer we must apply a special treatment for wood.
And during the fall-winter season, it is advisable to protect our wooden furniture by either storing them in the interior or by covering them with a protective cover.
In short, there are plenty of reasons to decorate the exterior with wood. An incredibly decorative, timeless, versatile and elegant natural material, which also adds warmth and comfort to our outdoor spaces.
If we want our exterior to be as natural and sustainable as possible, it is also advisable to choose ecological protectors and varnishes in order to reduce the use of toxic products and components.
As for textiles, in outdoor environments, synthetic fibers are particularly successful because they are more resistant and durable than natural ones. However, if we want to decorate a 100% natural exterior, our advice is to opt for natural fibers such as cotton, rattan, jute and wicker. Cotton is a great choice for indoor and outdoor, as it is hypoallergenic, easy to wash, breathable and very sturdy.
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No outdoor space is complete without them: plants and flowers. Nature full of life and color outdoor environments that are completely transformed.
A trick before growing plants? Take into account the hours of sun and shade that your exterior receives, as well as the temperature and the care that these plants demand.
As far as the pot is concerned, remember that small or medium-sized containers and pots are recommended for plants that do not expand too much or require too much depth to root. So your plants and flowers will grow much healthier and beautiful.
A sun and shadow
Another element that should not be missing in a natural exterior is a shaded area. We all like to enjoy the warm rays of the sun. However, as a precaution, it is advisable to set up a shaded area in which to take refuge when the sun is more intense (that is, at noon).
An umbrella, a pergola or an awning (if you do not have much space). Choose the solution that best suits your needs but make sure that this summer you have a corner with shade on your exterior.