Friday, January 27, 2012
INTEGRATE YOUR OUTSIDE DESIGN INSIDE
There are many design techniques for integrating the outdoors into your home.
Living in an area that allows views of landscape is optimal, but even a city terrace or garden can enhance your indoor space. Greenery, gardens, trees and hedges can be enjoyed from the inside out. Just harmonize the indoors and outdoors.
The easiest way to let the outdoor beauty inside is to create floor-to-ceiling glass walls in your home. It enhances your space with majestic views and amplifies your natural lighting. Visually, a room that opens to an outdoor area or views the outdoors, will look larger, brighter and more welcoming.
Homes or apartments with rooms that allow easy access to and from the outdoors are another great way to integrate indoor/outdoor living. Sliding doors or french doors can easily blend your indoor space into an outdoor open area.
Some homes incorporate an outdoor dining area or an outdoor kitchen. This may be as simple as a grill and table with benches or as elaborate as a custom kitchen with stainless steel accessories and elegant patio furniture. Some family rooms (living rooms or kitchens) are split between the indoors and outdoors, enlarging the useable space.
Even a bathroom can be indoor/outdoor!
Whatever space you are designing, think about integrating the outdoors into your indoor design.
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