Indoor outdoor living should be a part of life. It is about the surroundings and beauty, the landscapes, vistas and bringing it into a living space. In areas where the sun is all year round, showers and kitchens in the outside are very popular. Those limited with outdoor living to specific months should go for something such as screened porch that comes with an enclosed fireplace or outdoor kitchen.
Using effective window coverings
Window coverings are important for privacy, sunlight moderation and of course style. But for indoor outdoor spaces, they also need to be subtle, and easy to manoeuvre depending on whether you want the space open or separated. Roman blinds offer sophistication but also with one click, you can raise or lower the blind. This is perfect for opening up a space quickly. Our recommend brands for this style are Royal Crest Blinds. Both have high quality products and offer a free measure and quote, with impeccable customer service.
Bringing the outside indoors
The easiest way to bring the outside indoors is through the use of windows by taking advantage of the natural environment. Natural sunlight and views can be let in to color any space if possible. French doors can be incorporated or even huge accordion doors to open up the space to let warm breezes make their way in. The flow is important and you can think about outdoor surroundings flowing right into your home. This can be accomplished through the use of sconces from a garden into the foyer. You can also carry wood used on the porch into the flooring of the home. Use of the same materials and colors helps tie outdoor and indoor spaces jointly, creating a cohesive feel and appeal. Peppering spaces using potted plants can be done to give a little greenery.
Indoor outdoor environment materials
There are a number of materials ideal for both outdoor and indoor environments. Rusted and rugged metal can be juxtaposed with contemporary pieces of stone and glass. The space becomes more eclectic. Sandstone, concrete, granite, limestone, slate, teak and ipe wood are wonderful options for both the indoor and outdoor. Rustic or slate materials are beautiful with bronze finish. Limestone and nickel can also be combined to give a blend of smooth and rough, cool and warm.
Bringing the indoors outside
In designing the outside space, locations always have a huge difference. No matter where you are, the elements must be considered, be it snow, rain or sun. Bring area rugs or comfortable and huge chairs or things you really do not find outside to create a comfortable and cozy atmosphere. Carry out some research to make sure the elements in your area will not damage them. An artifact gives outdoor spaces a personal feel, such as a stone sculpture, candle holder or anything you like to give the outdoor space the needed personality. For outdoor kitchens, a lot of people add designer details such as drapery, apron front sinks, trough sinks or pot fillers to soften the outdoor space, making the indoors flow seamlessly with the outside surroundings.
Where to start
Creating outdoor spaces sometimes can be tricky and you should seek the wisdom of a designer. Planning the space is very important, including material selection and buildings as well as overall feel and look. The designer helps in determining your footprint to create the best proportion and scale of the space. However, this does not mean the designer has to do everything. Creating indoor outdoor space is all about designing the right space for you. As you create the outdoor indoor space, aim for a design that will seem like you have lived in forever.