A terrace in the city is the perfect place to switch off from the hustle and bustle of the centre. Although it may be small, if it is furnished properly, it can be the perfect place to feel comfortable and relaxed after an exhausting day. In this sense, the terrace of your café can be the perfect leisure and relaxation space for your customers. We know that, with the arrival of autumn, people tend to go indoors. That’s why, in today's post, we want to give you some tips about how to furnish your small terrace so that, despite the weather conditions of this season, your customers continue to enjoy your café's outdoor space.
In autumn, the weather turns colder and people tend to enjoy indoor spaces more. For that reason, you need to think in advance about how to furnish your terrace so you can keep attracting your customers. Although it might seem like a complicated task, in reality there are lots of things that can help to ensure your terrace is ready for the change in season.
One of the most important things is to make sure that your furniture is the most suitable for the colder weather. If you have plastic or iron furniture, the best thing to do is to store them during autumn and winter, otherwise they will get ruined. Replace them instead with heavier furniture which is made from other materials such as wood, rattan or more robust materials like polypropylene furniture. These materials will be much longer lasting and will be able to withstand the lower temperatures better.
In addition, if you terrace has cushions or other items made from textile materials, we recommend you change them for materials that are warmer and more robust. If you don’t have this type of items, it may be worth adding them so that customers can enjoy a more comfortable and cosy experience.
In terms of décor, to match this new season, you should embrace autumn colours and textures. Think oranges, reds and yellows that combine well with decorative elements like flowers and plants. In addition, add other items like candles to create a warm and cosy atmosphere.
In autumn, it is best to choose furniture that makes the most of your free space and that offers the most comfort when the temperatures start to fall. So, if your establishment has a small terrace, there are some key items of furniture that will help you turn it into the perfect place for your customers to enjoy the cooler weather. Here we give you five ideas that will help you to decorate your small terrace.
Compact tables , accompanied by chairs of the same style, are the perfect item for customers to sit in a small space while workers can carry out their work as comfortably as possible. With centre-leg tables, for example, you will be able to make much better use of the space.
In addition, we recommend you choose tables that are easy to clean and resistant to poor weather, like the polypropylene tables we have at Ezpeleta.
Exactly the same thing happens with chairs. Compact chairs will enable you to save space on your small terrace. Stackable chairs are a great option as they don’t take up too much space and are easy to tidy away.
Additionally, we recommend you look for chairs that are comfortable for the customer to be able to spend a long time on them and that they are also easy to clean. That way, you won’t need to use special products or change them regularly because of annoying stains.
When we think about parasols, we always associate them with summer, thanks to their excellent ability to protect us from the UVA rays and brightness of the sun. But in reality, this item is also extremely practical for colder seasons since they protect us from the wind and rain. We recommend you incorporate parasols on your small terrace, that way you will encourage your customers to sit down, regardless of the weather.
More and more cafés are incorporating space dividers into their terrace furniture. As well as protecting the tables from the cold autumn or winter air, they provide an intimate and private atmosphere to your terrace. That’s why, here at Ezpeleta, we recommend that you incorporate space dividers for the comfort of your guests if your terrace is at street level.
There are various decorative elements that will add a warm and autumnal touch to your small terrace and will grab your customers’ attention. Adding some plants, for example, will add a touch of life to your terrace. Incorporating some lights or candles will create a warm and intimate atmosphere, as well as serving as lighting when night falls.
Other decorative elements that will make your terrace more comfortable and will add an original touch are cushions, so your customers can relax and enjoy every moment. Rugs will also create a much cosier atmosphere.
If you want to create a stunning and striking terrace for autumn and winter, follow our tips and it will be the most attractive terrace in the city. If you don’t know which items of furniture to choose, we advise you to take a look at Ezpeleta’s catalogue. There you will find countless high quality options.