When it comes to interior design, the big craze was finding ways to bring the outdoors indoors. That design is actually called biophilic design. Nonetheless, people were going out of their ways to bring all kinds of plants into their homes and throw wood accents everywhere… The concept works if done tastefully. But these days, the focus is now on creating the ultimate outdoor living space, especially since the emergence of the pandemic and people were forced to stay home more.
True enough the pandemic has forced families to spend more time with loved ones, but what people are coming to realize is that they don’t have to be miserable at home just because they’re forced to stay at home… With that realization, people have started to invest heavily in their outdoor living spaces. For those that have one, they’re enhancing it. For those that don’t have one, they’re creating it.
Whether you’re creating or enhancing your outdoor space, the key in doing so is to create a smooth transition from being indoors to outdoors… Think of it as adding final touches to your property. In making this smooth transition from indoors to outdoors is to bring those elements from the interiors of your home to your outdoor living space.
There are, of course, some key elements to incorporate, and with those elements, the exteriors of your home will indeed be an extension of your home’s interiors. Take a look at the key indoor elements to make your outdoors just as comfy as the inside of your home.
How You Can Bring the Indoors to Your Outdoor Living Space
Outdoor Patio Furniture
If you’re going to create a living space, in general, you’re going to need furniture because your furniture is the main focal point of any space, and the same goes for your outdoor space as well. Think of it as an outdoor living room.
Now, the key to choosing outdoor patio furniture is to make sure you’re not only choosing furniture that matches the aesthetics of your space but is also comfortable and well-made with durability in mind… That’s what you want to look for when buying high-quality patio furniture.
When designing your outdoor living space, you shouldn’t be limited to only enjoying it during the day when the sun is out. If you and your family are having a good time outdoors, and it goes over into the evening hours, you should be able to still enjoy the space with the right lighting. Everything from cute string lights to sconces, you can create a mood and tone for your outdoor living space with the right type of lighting… If you can set the mood and tone outdoors, you’ll never want to go back indoors!
All too often, people tend to think that just because you’re creating an outdoor space that everything has to be “outdoorsy” and rugged, and that’s just not the case. True enough, when incorporating texture to your outdoor space, you do indeed want to incorporate some right textures like wood or stone, to add depth to your space, but you can also add soft textures as well. Things like linen, Sunbrella, and canvas are materials that will hold up well in outdoor conditions, is soft to touch, and is gorgeous on patio furniture and other outdoor accents.
You can’t have an outdoor living space without a grill. You can think of the grill as your outdoor kitchen. To be fair, people actually do have outdoor kitchens that are fully equipped like real indoor kitchens… But if an outdoor kitchen isn’t in your budget, you can still eat good food with a grill.
Just imagine having all your friends and family outside enjoying each other while the hickory scent of burgers, chicken, and hot dogs permeate your backyard… That will definitely make for not only the ultimate cookout but also an outdoor living space that you won’t ever want to leave.