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The arrival of summer rhymes with outdoor family meals, aperitifs with friends in the garden… Nothing like the terrace to enjoy these pleasant moments of reunion. But sometimes the sun hits so hard that it can be inconvenient to stay outside. It is therefore necessary to shade the outside, such as the terrace. Several solutions exist to provide a little shade on the terrace: parasol, awning, retractable shade sail… and more recently: camouflage netting. This last solution is more and more trendy. At the same time, it protects against the sun and decorates the terrace. Find out in this article how to use a camouflage net to decorate your patio.
What is a camouflage net?
Also called canvas, tarpaulin or camouflage fabric, camouflage netting was originally an accessory used by the military to camouflage vehicles, weapons or equipment in wartime. It is very effective in evading aerial spotting and being discreet during attacks on enemy soil.
It comes in the form of green, gray, brown, khaki or sand fabric cut into circles and half-moons. The indented parts form relief patterns reminiscent of tree foliage. This asset is perfectly exploitable for professionals who work in nature, such as zoologists, photographers, hunters or ornithologists who also use the camouflage net to be effective in their activity.
Recently, the camouflage netting is also invited in the interior and exterior decoration. Always looking for new ideas to brighten up living spaces, decorators do not hesitate to divert accessories such as camouflage netting to create original decors. Thus, installing a military camouflage is done more and more to serve as a curtain, veil or to shelter and decorate the terrace.
Create a vegetal atmosphere on the terrace with the camouflage netting
A true haven of peace, the terrace is an invitation to relax. In town and in the countryside, it allows you to relax and enjoy your outdoor space. To get the most out of it and create a decoration that is part of the continuity of the surrounding landscape, the green terrace is a growing trend.
Several solutions make it possible to make the terrace a nice corner of greenery, such as installing identical planters and cultivating different plants. The white flowerpot is an interesting idea, because it allows to highlight the green of the plants.
You can also grow plants with lush vegetation or install a vegetated fence on your terrace if your goal is above all to hide the vis-à-vis. Also in the same vein, plants grown on a ladder, the planter along the terrace or the hanging pots also make it possible to bring greenery to a terrace while increasing the visual effect there. If you are more of a fan of flowers, opt for green plants whose evergreen foliage will make your patio even more pleasant.
For a more "green" effect, the camouflage net is also a good idea. It is an alternative to the awning and the parasol to provide shade to the terrace while creating a vegetal atmosphere. Thanks to its color which imitates that of plants, it is perfect for obtaining an even greener effect on the terrace. It can also be used as a curtain to protect itself from the vis-à-vis. Very easy to install, the camouflage net can be hung with rods or hooks or on a wooden or metal structure where it will serve as a camouflage net roof.
What is the point of using a camouflage net on your patio?
It is a decorative element very appreciated today for its young and trendy side. It comes in various colors, allowing homeowners to choose according to their taste and the color of their home. Camouflage netting is perfect for creating a green patio. It goes perfectly with green plants.
Sun and heat protection
The camouflage netting helps protect against the sun and heat. It filters the light and provides very pleasant shading. It does not heat up like sheet metal. For catering professionals who have a terrace, the net allows them to take advantage of this outdoor space on sunny days, while enjoying an oasis of freshness. Some models of camouflage netting can protect against UV rays.
Lightness and resistance
The camouflage net does not weigh heavy and can therefore be supported by a simple wooden structure. It is also tough and durable. The fact that it is made using a reinforced fabric increases its resistance to weathering and mold. It is also waterproof, an additional asset for this unique accessory!
Ease of installation
The camouflage net can be mounted easily. It is simply attached using ropes or straps. It can also be easily removed if you opt for an ephemeral or modular military or green decoration.
The different types of camouflage netting
There are several types of camouflage netting:
- Reinforced net: it is made from a very resistant mesh, such as a fishing net. It is therefore stronger than a standard net and is more resistant to tearing and wind.
- Flame retardant camouflage net: this type of camouflage tarpaulin has received a fire retardant treatment.
- Camouflage netting for outdoor activities or military netting: it especially sports the colors of military fabrics, such as khaki, woodland or jungle and sand. It provides perfect camouflage for hunting or outdoor leisure activities.
- Colored camouflage netting: for decorative purposes, camouflage netting is also available today in a wide range of colors, such as red, black, blue, gray, pink, purple or yellow.