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How To Perfectly Blend Indoor & Outdoor Spaces?

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How To Perfectly Blend Indoor & Outdoor Spaces?

 

And here we are again at Sweet Blog, the sweetest blog online.

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Today's article is a special treat, exclusively crafted for our esteemed community members who are the fortunate owners of a house with a yard. You, the select few, have the unique opportunity to delve into this exclusive content, designed just for you.

 

Designing a backyard is quite a multifaceted task, demanding a profound understanding of home design principles.

Rest assured, we've got your back and have already explained everything you need to know about backyard design, including landscaping, outdoor furniture selection, and lighting.

Our unwavering commitment is to provide you with comprehensive guidance every step of the way, ensuring you feel supported and confident in your backyard design journey.

However, a point still needs clarification: how can one smoothly move from the house's interior to the yard?

Or, in other words, as the title of this article suggests: how can an indoor and outdoor space be blended to create a seamless transition that not only enhances the overall living experience but also promotes a healthier lifestyle and increases the usable space of your home?

Rest assured, this article equips you with all the necessary tools and practical guidance to seamlessly blend your indoor and outdoor spaces, empowering you to create the backyard of your dreams.

 

As always, later in the article, a refreshing infographic presentation and a video summarizing its content will be presented.

 

'Bringing The Indoors Outside: A Guide To Blending Your Spaces - 

How To Perfectly Blend Indoor And Outdoor Spaces?'

Hop on!

 

1. Continuity.

 

British editor Sonny Mehta once said:

"We think continuity is important."

 

The number one thing you need to do if you wish to blend indoor and outdoor space is to create continuity between those two.

Continuity will provide a smoother transition from the house's interior to the yard.

"Ok, got it. But how do I create continuity,"? You must be asking.

Well, with the help of some design tools, the person walking from your house into the yard will feel like he is still inside the house to some extent.

Let's dive in a bit:



Keeping the same design style.

As most of you probably know, many home design styles are out there.

You can find all the information you need about them in our sweet blog (and here's some more).

In order for you to be able to create good continuity between your house's interior and your yard, you must keep the same design style.

If your house is designed in a modern style, so will your yard. And if a country is your home interior choice, well...you get our point.

Maintaining an identical design sequence will lead to the prevention of differences, something that will help you in your efforts to blend your indoor and outdoor space.

 

The same materials.

Combining the same raw materials, such as type of flooring, etc., is a big help to create a continuity that will lead to a good blend in your indoor and outdoor space.

Although each space has its own unique character that affects its appearance, you must still combine the same raw materials, especially in the seam line between the inner and outer space.

Doing so will make the transition between the areas almost indistinguishable.

 

Gradual continuity.

Although the phrase - 'Gradual continuity' - may sound like a built-in contradiction to some of you, it is not.

On a practical level, in our context, you can create a gradual continuity between your house's interior and your yard by placing some "Green" home accessories/furniture at the edge of your house's inner space at the yard's frontier.

You can find more information regarding "Green" home accessories/furniture here and here. 

Doing so will create a natural and smooth feeling for the one walking from the house's interior towards the yard (green by nature).

It will significantly boost your efforts to create a blend of indoor & outdoor spaces.

 

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 You must create continuity!

  

 

Matching Color.

Another action that will help you to blend an indoor and outdoor space is continuity in terms of paint.
You must 'drag out' the color from inside (walls, flooring, balcony ceiling, etc.) and use it for your yard. 

 

 

2. No Doors!

 

In contrast to the above 'continuity,' which refers to the seamless flow between indoor and outdoor spaces, a concept that is relatively easy to carry out, the next tip is a bit more complex. 

If you have the capability, consider eliminating the 'Real' door in the seam line between your home's interior and your yard. It's a task that, with the right approach, can be quite manageable.

 

Sliding window.

French Door.

Folding Doors.

Roll Up Glass Doors.

Pivot Doors.

Accordion door.

 

All these and more will get the job done quite easily.

 

While there are many examples, the guiding principle remains the same - a transparent 'door.' This clarity will help you make the right choice for your home.

Make sure the person standing within your house, on the yard's threshold, can see outside through the transparent 'door.'

Doing so will lead to the absence of a difference's sense between outer space and the interior. Thus, blend your indoor and outdoor space properly.

 

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Make a link between the inside and the outside

 

By the way, No rule of thumb here. A little creativity won't hurt.

 

 

 

 

3. Construction 'Stretch.'

 

One of the most thrilling ways to transform your home is by 'stretching' an internal construction element outside - to the yard.

This innovative approach can completely change the dynamics of your living space. 

Envision your house's ceiling extending slightly and expanding into your yard, creating a unique and creative space. Or a distinctive flooring placed both on the house's threshold and in the yard, blurring the lines between indoors and outdoors. Even a well-designed deck can bring a touch of creativity to your home.

In both scenarios, the 'stretching' of construction elements can create a harmonious blend between the house's interior and the yard, fostering a sense of unity and contentment.

 

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A construction addition connecting the inside with the outside would be excellent! 

 

Here, too, there is no rule of thumb regarding the types of construction elements that should get expanded and which will result in the desired blend.

As long as it is in good taste - you're good to go.

Roof/flooring/walls, you name it.

 

 

4. Let It Shine.

 

One of the most effective ways to blend indoor and outdoor space is to flood your home, particularly the area adjacent to the yard, with abundant sunlight. This not only brightens your living space but also enhances the connection with the outdoors, making your home feel more spacious and inviting.

It's a common perception that the sun's rays originate from the outdoors,  not within the confines of our homes. This natural source of light can be harnessed to create a seamless blend between indoor and outdoor spaces, bringing a touch of nature into your home.

 

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Let as much sun in as possible!

 

Therefore, by flooding the space within your house next to the yard with sun's rays, you will provide some - 'being outside feeling' - thus, when stepping outside to your yard, you won't feel too much of A difference sense. 

By doing so, you could seamlessly blend your indoor & outdoor spaces.

 

Infographic for blend indoor and outdoor spaces

 

 

We hope this article - 'How to blend indoor and outdoor spaces perfectly' - helped with your efforts to understand the whole thing better. And if you have any more questions on the matter, please feel free to reach out.

 

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