If you’ve explored this site even a little bit, you’ll know we’re big fans of gardening. But your garden and outdoor space is only one part of your home, which means ideally it needs to integrate well with the inside of your property.
Blurring the lines between the interior and exterior of a home is a priority for the pros. If done well, a seamless flow from indoors to outdoors can make the garden feel like a natural extension of your home, rather than a nice add-on. But how do you do it?
The good news is there are easy ways to bring your indoor and outdoor space together. Let’s take a look at three simple tips that will help you blur the lines between house and garden.
Weather-resistant furniture is important to consider, because if you’re going to use your outdoor space as a living area, or want to open up a room into the garden, having a comfortable place to sit is key.
You can buy weather-resistant furniture that has comfortable, removable cushions, so that you can easily set them up when needed and put them away if the weather isn’t co-operating.
Cast iron or treated wood furniture is good if you’d like to avoid regular replacement, and it can also be easier to clean.
Conservatories, porches & overhangs
A construction and design that allows you to view the outside space, or spend time in it, can be a great way to link your house and garden.
You’ve got lots of options here. French doors that open fully, a roman blinds conservatory that allows the best light in and privacy when you need it, and a porch with overhang that offers protection from the weather while retaining the ability to sit outside in comfort are all ideal.
You can also install outdoor heaters to extend the amount of time you can use your garden and patio area. This is another wise choice for unpredictable weather!
Indoor gardening transitions
To make both sides of this “divide” become friendly with one another, you can use plants to help blur the boundaries.
We’ve already mentioned having outside comforts like furniture that would work just as well inside. You could also introduce potted plants near the exit of your interior, so that the greenery begins there and moves outward.
Another clever trick is to use similar flooring materials inside and outside, to create a sense of one large space rather than two separate areas. Co-ordinating the pots you use for your indoor and outdoor container plants will also help to create a cohesive look.
With these tips, you’re sure to blur the lines between your house and garden and create a sense of space and flow within your home.