When it comes to home decor, it’s been said that everything has its place. Typically, when people say that, they mean that dirty clothes need to go in the dirty clothes hamper, Trash needs to go in the trash can, and food needs to go in the refrigerator or be put away in the pantry, etc… But could the same be said about interior design of the home?
Well, it actually has been said for the design of a home but more so in the sense of purpose. Each room and the items/objects in that room serve a specific purpose. For example, the bedroom is where you’ll find a bed because that’s where you sleep; The kitchen will be filled with pots and pans and a stove because that’s where food is prepared. But although each room has specific items and a purpose, does that mean we always follow those unspoken room purpose rules?
If you think about it we really don’t. We oftentimes go to sleep on the couch watching tv; We sometimes eat our meals in the living room or the bedroom in bed. Because it’s your home, you have the freedom to go against the grain a bit when it comes to designing your home… Why else do you think so many people love the interior design ideas that come from bringing the outdoors, indoors!
Blurring the Lines
The idea is that even though certain outdoor elements “belong” outside, they should be able to flow well with your interiors… You have to blur the lines of elements you see outside and traditional elements of indoor spaces and fuse both elements together. In bringing the outdoors into your home, you want to take the beauties of nature, like the colors, shapes, and textures, and create an indoor space that gives you the atmosphere you desire.
If you live in an area where the climate is much warmer, then incorporating outdoor elements in your interior design process might be at the top of your priorities list. If you live in an area where the climate is much cooler, then you can cozy up your home with various outdoor decor elements.
But whether you live in a cool or warm climate, there are always different ways you can bring the beauty of the outdoors, indoors. And if you feel you’re not sure how to bring the outdoors, indoors on your own, you always can seek the help of home remodeling services to give your home the look and feel you want.
Ways to Bring the Outdoors, Indoors
Express Yourself With Natural Textures
Textures of the outdoors can come in many forms. The thing about textures is that it’s not something you necessarily have to see… it’s all about how something feels. The awesome thing about textures is that they not only come in different forms but they also can be used in various ways.
Brick and stone are typically seen outdoors but did you know people use those textures for accent walls in their home? You can have a wall in your kitchen completely made from brick. That not only adds texture to your kitchen but it also adds character as well.
Stone, wood, and brick are obviously your hard textures but then you also have the soft textures of nature like that of fur and wool. You can bring those textures in whether it be through rugs, curtains, or throw blankets, but whichever you choose, it will bring a warmth that you may not have expected.
Take Advantage of Natural Light
When it’s daytime, there is absolutely no need for you to have every light on in your house, when the beautiful sun is out to light up your day. Depending on how your home is designed, and where the windows are located, it can be your ticket to seeing all that nature has to offer.
Natural light isn’t just a great way to bring brightness into your home but it’s also a great way to take in some vitamin D. Healthline.com tells us that exposure to sunlight increases serotonin levels and improves mental health, giving feelings of happiness. And that’s a feeling you should want to feel every time you come home and before you leave your home.
Bring Your Home to Life With Plants
Sometimes the very last thing you need to do to your home is to breathe a little life into it and live plants are the best ways to do that.
Plants not only improve the quality of air circulating in your home but they’re also simply pretty to look at. Plants oftentimes give a room a completely different look. You just want to make sure you place them in an area of your home where they can receive plenty of sunlight and are watered appropriately.
Get the Atmosphere You Want With Colors
When it comes to color flow in the home, we oftentimes tend to get so caught up in making everything match that we forget to see the beauty in contrast. That’s not saying you have to get too “outside the box” like Orijeen’s Color Flow collection but there are ways to mix and match colors of the outdoors that still go well with traditional elements of your home.
If you live in a coastal area, you’ll want to take full advantage of the cooler colors like the various shades and hues of blue, tan and white. If you live in cooler areas, you can take advantage of the warm colors like red, orange, burgundy, and brown. Those colors will add warmth to your home and certain colors are also known for improving mood as well.