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If Your Home Has A Terrace, Apply These 30 Design Ideas That Will Make Them Pop And Enjoy It!

A home or apartment that has a rooftop terrace can offer many possibilities, including an amazing view. There are plenty of different styles you can use to decorate your outdoor living space. Add some gardens, a fireplace, lounge furniture, and even a dining space. This area can be used for relaxing and entertaining, offering you plenty of possibilities. If you have an area that is surrounded by nature, your space should be relaxing—think romantic candlelit dinners and string lights.

If you are in an urban jungle, the city lights will dazzle your outdoor space. A wooden deck will add to your outdoor aesthetic, add some furnishings, a built-in fireplace or fire bowl and you have a rooftop oasis! Have a look below for some fantastic ideas… and don’t forget to let us know which one most inspired you and why in the Comments below!

1. This fabulous outdoor deck is from the 2016 Sunset Idea House. A view from the top terrace features steps that lead down to the fire bowl pit area. Tall glass railings provide window protection from the elements while enjoying the amazing views of San Francisco Bay. The terrace is 60 feet above the sloping grade. (via Robert Nebolon Architects)

2. Custom fabricated steel planters adds a touch of class to this beautiful rooftop terrace. Similar planters can be found on the Urbilis Planters Perfect Collection. The tables and chairs were custom designed for this space from Mosaic & Stone. (via Aralia: Innovation in Landscape Design)

3. This contemporary rooftop terrace is part of a home in the city of Chicago. The outdoor living area is perfect for relaxing and entertaining; to enjoy a breezy evening with friends or soak up some fresh sunshine during the day. The tv is a great way to enjoy game night, sourced from manufacturer Sun Brite. (via David Andrew Interiors)

4. This cool outdoor roof deck features alfresco dining, with steps that lead down to a lower deck and into the home. Walkable skylights help to diffuse light into the home, while also creating a unique aesthetic to the outdoor living space. The skylights are glazed to withstand regular foot traffic and they are watertight. (via Simon Warren Photographer)

5. A country house in London features this rooftop haven, where a walkable skylight illuminates a bathroom below. Large outdoor cushions provides cozy spots to lounge. (via PEEK Architecture + Design)

6. This cozy outdoor space in Toronto, Canada features plenty of potted plants (the tree on the left is a birch tree) and contemporary furnishings. A sectional is complemented by an outdoor wicker square coffee table and a fabric-covered butterfly chair (the fabric is custom). The flooring is custom Ipe panels. (via Terra Firma Design)

7. The furniture is a modular system that worked with the deck— Janus et Cie, the Pacific module. The side tables were sourced from CB2 and were powder coated for better durability. There are LEDs integrated into the IPE deck. The fire pit is from RH Peterson, which has several burner systems to create your own fire pit. This custom fire pit has become part of the raised platform section of the deck. (via Siol Studios)

8. A city roof terrance in London has several highlights. The artificial glass between the built-in seating is from Global Syn-Turf. The sun shade is a hyperbolic shade sail from Kemp sails. (via London Garden Designer)

9. The fire table is an ethanol burner, set into a concrete table. Easyfire or Planika produce similar tables. The tree is a grapevine. The tall grasses in the planters are Calamagrostis Karl Foerster. The wood is natural cedar with no stain. (via Town and Country Gardens)

10. A roof deck in London’s Kensington neighborhood offers some comfortable seating options. The furniture is from a company called Sutherland Furniture. The flooring is Iroko wood (a tropical hardwood from Africa). The purple flowers are called Allium giganteum “Globemaster”. A horizontal skylight allows access to the stairwell leading into the interior of the home. It serves as a skylight when closed off. (via Randle Siddeley)

11. This Noho, New York roof garden features a cozy hammock sourced from The North Carolina Hammock Company. The armchairs are custom, but you can find similar from Anderson Teak. The flooring is concrete pavers, while the area is enclosed by a cedar fence. (via Todd Haiman Landscape Design)

12. This incredible penthouse terrace is located in downtown Dallas, Texas. The Sunbrite tv is made for the outdoors. The Balou Lounge Chairs were sourced from Janus et Cie, while the coffee table is an actual wood tree root. The table and barstools, as well as the lounges, were custom designed and fabricated. The outdoor lamp is from Metalarte. The planters were custom designed and include speakers, fabricated by Ore Containers. They are aluminum with a powder coated finish. Beneath the seating area is a synthetic grass called Conservation Grass. The pergola material is all steel. (via Harold Leidner Landscape Architects)

13. This Southern California roof deck features a metal awning decorated with string lights. A sectional wraps around a built-in fire pit, while a dining area provides rooftop dining in style. (via Brandon Architects)

14. This cool rooftop deck is the perfect spot for entertaining friends and family or just relaxing while getting some fresh air and sunshine. (via Elad Gonen Photography)

15. Imagine sitting on this rooftop deck with the ambiance of the fire, sipping on wine, and enjoying the fabulous views of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge! To get the same look as this fireplace setting, try using the EcoSmart Fire XL900 Burner. (via John Maniscalco Architecture)

16. This Tacoma, Washington rooftop terrace features comfortable furnishings with patterned cushions. The garden stools were sourced from Ballard Designs. (via AHBL Landscape Architecture)

17. The fire table and hot tub were custom made for this rooftop deck in Southern California. The tile flooring is 9×18 French Limestone. The deck area is approximately 20′ x 20′. See the full home tour here: Coastal chic home in Newport Beach offers amazing living spaces. (via Brandon Architects)

18. The built-in seating in this Los Angeles, CA rooftop features cushions custom covered in Sunbrella outdoor fabric and a special waterproof foam. The firepit was created from a steel structure that was covered in slabs of honed porcelain that looks like Calacatta marble. The slabs are pretty big and can be used for exterior application, adding a very natural aesthetic. Using marble or quartz for this application will not hold up as well. (via Building Solutions and Design)

19. A contemporary roof terrace in Marylebone, London features comfortable furnishings available from John Lewis in the UK. The trees in the planters are olive trees that love being in the heat of a roof terrace. The planters are a bespoke item available from Livingreen Design. The purple plants are a mixture of Lavandula angustifolia ‘Hidcote’, Salvia nemorosa ‘Caradonna’ and Viola cornuta Blue. (via Hampstead Garden Design)

20. This Chicago rooftop deck offers spacious outdoor living, with dimensions of 18′ x 18′. The planters were custom made, but you can find similar on All Modern. The planters are powder-coated with a matte bronze finish. The awning is custom-made. The sectional was sourced from Janus et Cie. The decking is a composite material by Azek. (via jamesthomas Interiors)

21. A cozy seating area offers great ambiance thanks to hanging lanterns. (via @bjurfors_skane)

22. This inviting rooftop space in London features Ipe decking, floating bench, and raised planters of varying heights on a steel framework. The planters are filled with olive trees, evergreen shrubs, and perennials offering a range of summer colors and textures. This includes daffodils, snow drops, and mixed tulip bulbs for late winter and spring. A tap-mounted irrigation system has been installed to supplement hand watering. (via The Garden Builders)

23. A rooftop hot tub with lounge furniture for relaxing and entertaining is located in Gothenburg, Sweden. (via jacony.tumblr)

24. A studio apartment on Hollywood Road in Central, Hong Kong features this impressive rooftop deck. The teak archway contains a pull-down screen for movie watching. There is a power point and HDMI jack hidden beneath the teak-framed bed for the projector. (via Mark III Design and Contracting)

25. An unused upstairs deck was transformed into a retreat with brand new seating, lighting and a rain curtain. (via HGTV)

26. This rooftop terrace offers sweeping views over the San Francisco Bay, featuring an outdoor lounge and dining area. (via Pinterest)

27. This incredible rooftop deck in New York features Ipe flooring, a fireplace, teak furnishings and planters. See the rest of this home here: Spectacular restoration of a New York townhouse. (via Dufner Heighes)

28. This contemporary rooftop terrace in Notting Hill, West London features built-in lounge seating, coffee table, and planters. (via Adolfo Harrison Gardens)

29. This rooftop terrace next to Saguaro National Park, Arizona is decked out to enjoy holiday entertaining with family and friends in style. String lights provide ambiance while the backdrop of mountains offers the perfect view. (via @thejoshuatreehouse)

30. This rooftop deck and patio design features a defined space for entertaining in style. The deck is partially covered with a pergola for summertime shading. Planter boxes define, soften and provide privacy to this outdoor urban oasis. The greenery are sweet potato plants. (via MB Design & Build)

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