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How to “Summer-ise” your terrace

If you haven't done it already then NOW is the time to prepare your outdoor spaces for the summer heat in Mallorca.  As an expert in interior design for homes in Mallorca I know that a few thoughtful changes can make all the difference to your summer experience.

Follow these steps and don't forget the little details! 

  • 1. First things first: clean, clean, clean! Declutter the space, get rid of all the unwanted items and debris that has built up outside over the winter in Mallorca. 

  • 2. Zone out: think about how you want to use the areas that you have available, where will you eat, relax, entertain, and sunbathe? In an ideal world you would have a separate space for each, but with clever use of furniture you can double up the uses of your spaces. Bear in mind where you have shade, and think about creating it if it is missing in certain places. For example, you can combine an armchair with a pouf to create a sun-lounger, and then separate them for extra seating. If you want to try out a wide range of outdoor furniture then the best place to come is Knox Design in the Mallorca Design District (Son Bugadelles, Calvia). We keep a variety of popular furniture outside on our terrace all year round which means you can see how it copes with the weather extremes we can experience here on the island.

  • 3. Be smart with your space, consider using folding furniture if you only have a small space available. If you have a balcony in your apartment for example, you can choose items which will pack away when you don’t need them. If you want to make a smaller space feel bigger try adding specialised outdoor mirrors from Knox to give that optical illusion or even to reflect a nice view.
  • 4. Try taking your interior colour scheme outside, it makes your home feel bigger as it flows from the indoors to the outdoors.

  • 5. If you are a busy bee, or not in your Mallorca home all of the time then consider getting artificial plants and flowers. Don’t be afraid to use them, they look great with no maintenance, no need to water them and you won’t come back to dead plants each time you return to your holiday home in Mallorca!
  • 6. Shade and light… This is a crucial element to a good terrace design. There are numerous options for this, from natural shadows created by buildings or trees to awnings, sails, parasols and netting. Even if you have the beautiful natural shade from a tree, if it is a “shedder” I would recommend you look at putting a net or a sail underneath it to catch all the falling leaves etc.

  • 7. Don’t forget about artificial lighting. If you don’t have any outdoor power sources then you can get rechargeable lamps which you can position anywhere you want! Some are not just lamp’s either, they are also Bluetooth speakers AND ice buckets, so versatile! You can also incorporate lighting into your parasols, sails and pergolas: so, think outside of the box. Our popular mosquito repellent candles can double as ambient lighting whilst keeping your space fragrant and clear of biting insects.
  • 8. If you dread the end of summer then you might also want to extend your time outside for as long as possible by investing in an outdoor infrared or gas heater or a firepit.

  • 9. Cooking outside: we’ve come a long way from the days when you would cremate a burger and call it a Barbecue. In Mallorca some of us have the option to have an outdoor kitchen with all of the bells and whistles, but if you don’t have the space and you want to cook outside you can go as simple as putting a plug-in grill on your table, or use a fondue or raclette. There are even mini tabletop barbecues which you can pack away when you have used them. It’s also a smart move in our opinion to buy some appropriate shatterproof table and glassware for outside use, you don’t want to run the risk of getting a splinter in your foot if you have an accident.
  • 10. And finally,… luxuriate in your space, whatever you have, and make time to enjoy it. This is the Mediterranean lifestyle and I LOVE it! 

Outdoor Furniture Mallorca

Knox Design Furniture Stores in Mallorca

Mallorca is a beautiful island and if you own a home here you are going to want to spend as much time outdoors as possible. We understand that it is extremely important to have the perfect outdoor furniture to make this time as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.

Choosing the right outdoor furniture for you is vital. Therefore, at Knox design we have a wide range to choose from. The options are endless with Stainless Steel, Synthetic Weaves, Teak, Batyline or Natural Rattan all being options it is all down to personal preference, but it is a choice our experienced team can help you with depending on your location and needs.

Another factor to take in to consideration is what outdoor furniture you are going to need. Comfortable sun beds are vital for sunbathing in the summer, a nice chill out area with sofas and armchairs is a great option for those sunsets in the evening, and an outdoor dining area is vital for all those al-fresco meals.

We exhibit all of our outdoor furniture, guess where? outside! This way you can get a real feel for how it feels and reacts to our climate.

Our best advice is to invest well in your exterior furniture as it is likely to get more use than your furniture inside and it needs to stand up to the elements and still look and feel great.

View Knox Design's Garden Furniture in our Projects...

"The art of Luxury Living"

The art of Luxury Living

Whilst the word luxury can still mean opulence, expense and a non necessity, it has now taken on a new meaning in many of our lives as we face the absence of freedom of movement, dining out, being with friends and family or even retail therapy. Things we took for granted previously - catching a flight, face to face communication or a hug - feel like pure out-of-reach luxury these days.

So what does the Knox slogan "The art of Luxury Living" stand for?

  • HAPPINESS: As your home is one of the biggest investments that you will probably make in your life, it should have the power to make you happy. A smile should be hard to contain when you open your gate or your front door.
  • COMFORT: Is it good enough to just look great? NO. at Knox we understand that your furniture should be comfortable as well as beautiful, we understand the pleasure of a long leisurely lunch in the sun, a perfect bed for lazy morning lie-ins or a sofa that supports your back and neck whilst you watch your favourite film, read that novel that your purchased at the airport or simply sit a chat with family and friends. We also understand the comfort of a warm towel after your shower, sheets that require less ironing and the right shade of paint to add harmony to your home.
  • QUALITY: For us it's about the service that we offer from start to finish and even beyond. It's about the products that we chose to provide. It's about the fact that we prefer to say "sorry no" than to sell a product that is of poor quality and will not fulfil its use or purpose or the project investments that are too low for us to complete a quality home.
  • TIME: Your time is precious and we understand that the time that we invest in sourcing the right products for you in our store means that yours is saved when you know that you can find what you are looking for right under our roof. When you invest in our services, we know that not only will you have the peace of mind that the result is likely to exceed expectations but that it will be achieved on schedule and in far less time than you could have ever managed alone, giving you more time to enjoy it.
  • UNIQUENESS: At Knox we are not about beige or boring, we believe that every home should be a reflection of its owners and we know that everyone has a different background, has had different experiences, has different dreams and different lifestyles. That is why we know that we need to offer products that are different and unique and help you to create your own reflection in your home not a mirror image of another. We are at our happiest when creating bespoke soft furnishings or showing you how to combine styles, colours and textures to portray your uniqueness.
  • EXPERIENCE: With over 35 years of local knowledge and over 15 years of transforming your homes we know that the experience that we have is a luxury in itself. The fact that year on year our returning customer rate continues to grow encourages us to keep striving to give you, the client, the best customer experience ever.

Transformation of an Apartment in Bendinat by Justine Knox

Colour of the Year 2018

Justine's last 2017 project was a beautiful apartment in Bendinat. It underwent a big renovation. We knocked down walls, rewired and replumbed, added a new kitchen, a new bathroom, underfloor heating throughout, new wardrobes and changed all the doors in the house. We then painted and decorated and changed the lighting. Decided on a colour scheme with the clients and added furniture, soft furnishings and accesorized to finish it off.  

The end result was a up-to-date contemporary apartment, perfect for their holidays in Mallorca and, of course, some very happy clients! Here are some before and after pictures:  

Apartment Bendinat Before EntranceApartment Bendinat After Entrance


Apartment Bendinat Before KitchenApartment Bendinat After Kitchen


Apartment Bendinat Before LivingApartment Bendinat After Living


Apartment Bendinat Before Living 2Apartment Bendinat After Living 2


Apartment Bendinat Before Living 3Apartment Bendinat After Living 3


Apartment Bendinat Before Living 4Apartment Bendinat After Living 4


Apartment Bendinat Before TerraceApartment Bendinat After Terrace


Apartment Bendinat Before Master BedroomApartment Bendinat After Master Bedroom


Apartment Bendinat Before Master BathroomApartment Bendinat After Master Bathroom


Apartment Bendinat Before Guest BedroomApartment Bendinat After Guest Bedroom


Apartment Bendinat Before Guest BathroomApartment Bendinat After Guest Bedroom