Design and Decor

What you need to know when arranging the veranda: 4 useful tips

The veranda is a truly summer place, where it's niceArrange dinners and spend warm evenings. How stylish and tastefully designed this space, without losing functionality, we asked the interior designers


Before beginning the arrangement of the veranda,Determine its functionality. You may want to create several zones - a dining area, a relaxation area or a space for working in the fresh air. As zoning elements, glass partitions, furniture, light or finishing materials can act. By the way, you can combine the space of the veranda with the street one at the expense of panoramic windows. This will create a feeling of unity with nature, and in good weather will give the opportunity to completely erase the boundaries of space. Ilya Starostin, head of the companyAstartaDecor: - The most common and durable materials for verandah decoration are aluminum, glass and steel elements. They not only allow you to create spectacular stylistic solutions, but they also have high strength, keep heat, delay noise, protect against drafts and ice.


The style of the veranda should match yourPreferences. For example, lovers of the national style can decorate the veranda with the help of Russian decor, where the central place will be occupied by a real Russian stove. Romantics will most likely like the taste of the style of Provence. A textured, slightly shabby tree here will be combined with textiles of pastel tones, wrought-iron furniture, lots of flowers. On the floor will look great rough street tiles. If the windows of your verandas overlook a reservoir or even the sea, then the style can be chosen corresponding: the sea style. It can accommodate rope ladders, ropes, stylized decor. Stanislav Orekhov, interior designer: - It's interesting to design a veranda - it's a question of design and style. You can make it in a rustic or Japanese style, create the illusion of a tea ceremony area or a small library. But, as practice shows, the main thing in design is not to experiment, making it stylish and modern. The most optimal is to put a barbecue, set up the built-in furniture. It is very important on the veranda to create comfortable and original spaces for recreation: to place interesting designer sofas, to put or hang an armchair. In the interior there should be natural materials. Floor - a board made of natural wood, no PVC substitutes and artificial materials.


The key factor in the design of the veranda -This is whether it is open or closed. This determines the choice of materials and furniture. For open verandas choose materials that will not deteriorate under the influence of weather conditions: metal, plastic, wood. If the verandah is closed, then its appearance can have a great similarity with the inner rooms - upholstered furniture, textiles, decor. More often than not, there is not much room on the closed verandas, so the multi-purpose furniture or the transforming furniture will be the wand-zachalochka. Victoria Pashinskaya, interior designer: - The more spacious the veranda is, the better. Do not overload it with furniture and bulky items. Exact and functional zones will create the right atmosphere, but the excesses in the form of decor and the abundance of small items or lockers will add a sense of clutter. Alexandra Kudryavtseva, interior designer: - The main principle of arranging the veranda is the mobility of the objects used. Furniture should move easily and be combined into different groups, as absolutely different life scenarios take place on the veranda. For the relaxation area modular rattan sofas are good - they do not fear weather changes, they can easily be transformed into different groups, and if desired they can be moved from the veranda to the garden. It will not be superfluous to provide a sheltered place for storing decorative pillows and blankets, which can be quickly removed in case of bad weather and change the mood. Under a canopy on the veranda, you can place a small chest of drawers, which will serve as an excellent place for storing table games, magazines and items for table layout.

Unusual decor

Add an individuality and a bit of your historyTerrace can be, diluting the interior with objects that symbolize your interests and hobbies. Natalia Guseva, architect-designer: - I recommend decorating terraces and verandas with all sorts of artifacts and objects that received a second life on the veranda. For example, you can hang a collection of old keys or wall clocks on the wall. You can also decorate space with the help of old things, united by a common theme: a scythe, a rake, a sickle and a wheel from a cart. And the old bucket, for example, transform into a lampshade. Subjects can be diverse and correspond to your hobbies:

  • Sport - old skates, clubs, goalkeeper's mask;
  • Geography - maps under glass and in frames, a globe-lamp;
  • Fishing - fishing rods and fishing nets.

Experiment! Stanislav Orekhov, interior designer: - When detailing the terrace, details are important. For example, at the entrance you can hang torches or chandeliers with imitation candles and create evenings romantic mood. To harmoniously combine the space of the terrace and the surrounding landscape, you can place the plants in large laconic tubs. As a decor, grass and stones are also used. And of course, lighting is very important, so that in the evenings the terrace is flooded with a uniform and bright light.,,,