Fresh and sophisticated vibes that work perfectly for veranda too!
You know you’ve found yourself in a Mediterranean hotel when the outdoor spaces are just as important as the indoors. Spending the day in the garden, or gazing at the sea view from a big old fashioned veranda is part of the Greek lifestyle and it gets even better when you do it with great style. Greek hotels have always been particular about their balconies and gardens and are the first to incorporate some of the trendiest and best garden decor ideas! If you want to bring some summer breezy vibes to your home, you can check out their amazing spaces.
Below, you will find some of the best garden decor ideas to copy from the coolest Greek hotels!
Like a vintage Athenian veranda –AthensWas Hotel
You don’t need a stunning view of the Acropolis (though it’s always best if you do), to give your veranda or small balcony a vintage touch. Some elegant greenery and sophisticated retro-inspired furniture like the ones in AthensWas Hotel will do. Pay attention to the detail and invest in some pop cushions too!
The Rustic Barbeque Corner –Ow Andros
What’s better than having your own barbeque corner in your garden? Having a rustic barbeque corner in your garden with wooden tables and benches that give off rural vibes. Ow Andros knows best!
A heartwarming dining table – Patriarca Hotel (Sifnos)
Having an outdoor dining table is a start, but creating a heartwarming communal atmosphere is another thing. Stay minimal but add some fruit display, greenery and romantic lights -just like they did at Patriarca Hotel in Sifnos.
Backyard coolness – Monsieur Didot (Athens)
Now if you want to create a little surprise for your guests (and you, of course), you can spice up your backyard situation. As seen here, at the uber-chic Athens Boutique hotel Monsier Didot, adding some ethnic vibes, with cushions, a fancy rag, bamboo furniture and an edgy floor lamp will do the job and give your backyard this modern bohemian touch!
Μodern minimalism veranda –Perianth Hotel (Athens)
Going completely sleek and minimal is also an option. You can always rely on grey industrial tones, clean lines and plastic or steel furniture to create this fresh and modern look, like the balconies of Perianth Hotel.
Βοho-chic corner – Ekies All Senses Resort (Halkidiki)
Ethics, ecology and spirituality are equal parts of a new design and decoration philosophy -and Ekies Resort in Halkidiki was all about that. You can transform your garden or balcony into a boho-chic relaxing nest, a calm and protected space by replacing the chairs with colourful cushions (or a cozy sofa), and add some fun decor items (notice the parrots!).
Cycladic Vibes Only! –Chora Kythnos Suites (Kythnos)
If you can’t go to a Cycladic island, bring the Cycladic island (vibes) to your balcony. How? Simply by creating a small cosy corner with pillows in a blue-light grey-and-white colour palette, pilled up! A white vase and chair is optional, but it adds to the final result!
All about plants – Kenshō Psarou (Mykonos)
It’s been some years now that people are obsessed with adding more and more plants -but Kensho Hotel at Mykonos really went as far as creating a mini jungle-garden. So, if you are really going for the urban jungle vibes, then keep adding so plants become the statement.
Mykonian minimalism –Kenshō Psarou (Mykonos)
On a different note, clean and minimal lines are also a big part of the Cycladic aesthetic. Wooden accents give off an interesting vibe, especially when combined with simple steel furniture and white pillows to detox the eye from the endless blue.
Cycladic garden – Summer Senses Resort (Paros)
The garden of Summer Senses speaks of the Cycladic country. Rosemary, lavender, greek herbs, bushes and wildflowers create a colorful, aromatic, wild garden totally compatible with the island landscape. If you want to go for such an atmosphere, invest in one particular thing -plants with colour. They will spice up even the simplest of decorations!
Folk Details –Chora Kythnos Suites (Kythnos)
What a difference a sombrero hat makes? A big one, it seems! Just look at this playful, colourful straw hat -it lights up the whole space and it even creates a colour dialogue with the plants. If you want a folk accent, don’t think twice -this is the kind of deco item you need!
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Colourful ceramics spotted in Summer Senses Resort in Paros
The Instagram worthy sofa –Four Seasons Astir Palace Athens and Minos Beach Art Hotel (Crete)
Many Instagram interiors have always been about the sofa -the key item to relax, sleep and, of course, pose. A balcony sofa has a different vibe though -it becomes the perfect spot to daydream and gaze at the view. A chic pastel lilac colour (like that of Minos Beach Art Hotel) is of course stepping up the game.
The swing sofa –Chora Kythnos Suites
A swing sofa is the ultimate dream -and once you get it, you’ll not want to leave from there. To top it off, once you have it, go for an elegant combination of neutrals and big pillows to make it even more cosy and comfy!
The jacuzzi corner – OW Andros
White wood combined with the timeless style of black and white patterns! This is how Ow Andros incorporated the cutest “jacuzzi hubs” in its garden!