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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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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.


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


'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 that will make the person walking from your house into the yard 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, 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, 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 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 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 is relatively easy to carry out, 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.

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.

The examples are many, but the guiding principle remains the same - 'A transparent 'door.'

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. And 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 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 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 house's interior and the yard.


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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.


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 most people's intuitive perception, the sun's rays' origin is outside and certainly not within the house's walls.


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Let as much sun in as possible!


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

Infographic for blend indoor and outdoor spaces



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


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