How to perfectly blend indoor and outdoor spaces?
How to perfectly blend indoor and outdoor spaces?
And here we are again at Sweet Blog, the sweetest blog online - The place to be for all fans of the home concept.
Unlike most of our articles, today's article is relevant only to some of our sweet community members - those who own a house with a yard.
Anyone who knows a thing or two about home design knows that designing a backyard is not easy.
Lucky for you, as always, we've got your back and have already explained everything you need to know about backyard design.
But there is still a point that needs clarification - how to make a smoother transition from the house's interior to the yard.
Or, in other words, as the title of this article - How to blend an indoor and outdoor space?
In this article, you will find all the tools required to carry out the transition in question in the smoothest way possible.
The number one thing you need to do if you wish to blend your 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 we create continuity,"? You must be asking.
Well, with the help of some design tools that will make the person walking from your house into the yard feel that 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, There are many home design styles. 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 straight to 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 difference's sense, 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 the type of flooring, etc., is a big help if you want to create a continuity that will lead to a good blend in your indoor and outdoor space.
Although each space has its 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.
Although and maybe the phrase - 'gradual continuity' - will 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 directly into the yard by placing "green" home accessories/furniture at the edge of the inner space of the house 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).
You must create continuity!
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 issue of continuity, which is relatively easy to execute, the next tip is a bit more complex.
If you are capable of doing so, ensure there is no 'real' door in the seam line between the inside of your home and your yard.
Roll Up Glass Doors
All these and more will get the job done quite easily.
The examples are many, but the guiding principle remains the same - 'A transparent 'door.'
Make sure that the person inside the 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. And thus - Blend your indoor and outdoor space properly.
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 effective ways to blend an indoor and outdoor space in your home is by 'stretching' an internal construction element Outside to the yard.
Imagine your house's ceiling stretching slightly and expanding into your yard. Or a unique flooring that will be placed both on the house's threshold and in the yard. Even a quality deck can get the job done.
In both scenarios, the 'stretching' of the construction elements can provide a sense of blending between the interior of the house and the yard.
A construction addition connecting the inside with the outside would be excellent!
Here too, there is no rule of thumb regarding the types of constructions element that should get expanded and which will result in the desired blend. As long as it is in good taste, it is excellent.
Roof\flooring\walls, you name it.
4. Let it shine.
Another great tip that can help you blend your indoor and outdoor space is to fill your house, or, To be more precise - the inner area next to the yard - with as much sunlight as possible.
According to the intuitive perception of every person, the sun's rays' origin is - somewhere 'outside' and certainly not within the house's walls.
Let as much sun in as possible!
Therefore, if you flood the space within your house next to the yard with the sun's rays, it will provide a bit of - 'being outside feeling - And so, when stepping outside into your yard, you won't feel too much of an A difference's sense, and thus you will be able to blend your indoor and outdoor space properly.
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