How to Create a Harmonious Transition from Your Indoor to Outdoor Living Space

While it’s totally true that having different vibes throughout the home should definitely be a thing, what about the vibe outside? Better yet, what about the vibe of connecting the two spaces? If you’ve ever seen those celebrity home tours, like the ones done on Architectural Digest, then you might have noticed that most of them try to keep their indoor living space and their outdoor living space as close together as possible. 

In fact, they even have the perfect awnings from Open Space Concepts that really help create that seamless transition. Plus, on top of that, the furniture and décor they use outside aren’t overly outdoorsy either. Obviously, they’re hiring interior designers to help extend their living space and keep this unique yet seamless transition, and honestly, you don’t need to be a celebrity designer to do this. 

Oh no, it’s something that you could do, too, if this is something you’ve always dreamt of. So, with that said, here’s exactly what you need to know when it comes to creating this harmonious transition from indoor to outdoor!

Just Embrace Openness 

One thing you really need to keep in mind is the fact that the key to a seamless transition between indoor and outdoor living spaces lies in embracing openness and connectivity. There can’t be walls (physically and metaphorically speaking). 

So, you’ll really want to consider architectural elements such as sliding glass doors, French doors, or folding glass walls that effortlessly blur the lines between interior and exterior spaces. This is really the way to do it. Plus, these expansive openings not only flood your indoor spaces with natural light but also provide uninterrupted views of your outdoor surroundings, creating a sense of continuity and connection.

Choose Consistent Flooring Material

So, the whole goal is to make a blend, a blend that really tricks the eye into thinking that everything is uniform. So, to achieve a cohesive look and feel between your indoor and outdoor spaces, your best bet would be to opt for flooring materials that seamlessly transition from one area to the next. Of course, this means that you have to be careful with what you choose because not all materials work outdoors and vice versa. 

Just be on the lookout for durable and weather-resistant materials such as stone, tile, or hardwood that can withstand outdoor elements while complementing the style of your interior décor. Consider extending the same flooring material from your indoor living area onto your outdoor patio or deck to create a unified visual flow.

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Think About the Traffic Pattern

Alright, so this one probably makes next to no sense, but this one is pretty important! But this lies in with the layout of your space (and patterns do affect this). Arrange furniture and fixtures in a way that facilitates easy circulation between indoor rooms and outdoor zones, allowing for effortless transitions and connectivity throughout. The actual patterns and colours within the furniture and home accessories should line up and be cohesive, or even these will instantly create that separation between the two areas. 

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