How to Bring the Outdoors into Your Home

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As style perpetually rolls, it gathers up remnants from the past to reuse and slightly alter, never the same but somehow nostalgic. The wealth of choice for interior design is always expanding as old styles combine to create new ones over and over again in infinite varieties. One person’s take on Victorian merged with minimalist style could be utterly different to somebody else’s. One aspect of design that has never gone away – at least never for long – has been the love of the outdoors. Nature is always inspiring artists and designers, so you can’t go wrong by combining the natural outdoor world with your interior. Here are some small yet effective ways to blur the boundary between inside and out.

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One: Plant Life

In so many classic paintings, there is an abundance of greenery and nature. Even today, there are endless new ways of incorporating plant life into design. Many benefits come with adding more plants to your home, from environmental concerns to bringing peace. By decorating your home with more greenery, you’ll find that rooms feel brighter and more inviting as well as fresher. Choose plants with pleasant smells to create an even deeper ambiance, as well as ones that complement or contrast with your other décor. Letting this organic life into your home will enhance your closeness to nature, whether you live in the countryside or the middle of a busy city.

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Two: Windows and Air

There is a reason that basements and prison cells feel so particularly unwelcome and off-putting. Small windows and few channels of air create an increased likelihood of claustrophobia and a sense of feeling trapped. Unless this is part of your unique style decision, most people would hope to avoid making their home feel oppressive and small. Wide, clean windows let in natural light – which always feels better than artificial light – and provide the room with more air when opened. High ceilings increase this effect. Balconies and porch doors are excellent for introducing the outside to the inside, especially with garden furniture to relax in. Just make sure to keep an eye on pests to prevent any damage to your home. If you need help, get in touch with this Orlando Pest Control company to make the unwanted parts of the outdoors stay outdoors.

Three: Colors and Materials

Sometimes you don’t have much choice about the size of your windows or the height of your ceilings. In these cases, you can still make your home feel fresh and airy by choosing your color scheme and furniture carefully. When people talk about earth tones,they normally mean warm browns and oranges. While there is nothing wrong with these colors, it’s best to avoid them when trying to make your home look brighter. Opt for extremely light colors, even white, so that sunlight can bounce off the walls and illuminate as much space as possible. Natural materials such as wood can make your home fresher too. The more you mimic nature in your design decisions, the more you can play with the line between indoors and out.

Images: Two-Story House by ONI Architects