Bringing the Outside in – Is it Really a Thing?

by | Jul 17, 2018 | Design, DIY Tips

Trends have a tendency to come and go in the world of interior design, but there are a select few that stand the test of time and continue to boast universal appeal.

Take the notion of bringing the outside in, for example, which has become an extremely popular interior design concept over the course of the last few years. Not only does this allow you to create a unique and healthier home, but it can also transform your garden into an extension of the interior living space.

But how exactly should you go about achieving these objectives?Here are a few ideas to help you on your way: 

Start with a Conservatory

If your property already has a conservatory, this space can play a pivotal role in creating a seamless connection between the interior and the exterior of your home.

If not, you may want to consider building one, as while it may require an initial investment it has been thought to deliver an exceptionally healthy return.

Investing in expansive, electric windows in the conservatory can also allow a considerable amount of natural light to engulf the space, while also optimising the quality of air flow and helping residents to keep cool while enjoying the sun.

To ensure that the space remains functional, you should also invest in some tailored conservatory blinds, as this will ensure that the level of lighting in manageable during the brightest hours of the day.

Consider the Merits of Frameless Glazing 

Whenever you’re outside on a hot summer’s day, one of the first thing that you notice is the glow of the blazing sun. This is why allowing natural light into your interior is so important when bringing the outside in, and you should not stop with the conservatory either.

Instead, why not consider the merits of frameless glazing, and install this type of fitting in any viable interior space that is directly connected to the exterior.

Take the kitchen, for example, which may be connected to the back garden and receive a considerable amount of natural light during specific parts of the day.

This represents another cost, of course, but one that can help you to achieve your goals and boost the appeal of your home.

Introduce Plants and Flora into your Home

Finally, we come to one of the most accessible methods of bringing the outside into your home’s interior.

Simply by introducing seasonal flowers and plants into various interior spaces throughout your home, you can create a unique design aesthetic that truly embraces the great outdoors.

Try to select flora that suits your existing colour scheme too, as this augments the visual effect and ensures that the space reflects your true vision.

This should also improve the quality of the air flow that runs throughout the property, which is a huge boon if you live with your family and younger children.

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