Merge Beauty with Indoor-Outdoor Convergence
With the popularity of outdoor entertaining and the desire for more open plan living on the rise, more homeowners are looking for homes that offer indoor-outdoor convergence, removing walls between exterior and interior spaces to let in more light and increase the livability of every square foot of their property. Fully moveable walls of sliding glass doors have become a focal feature, creating space in a way that erases the lines between spaces and welcomes the two worlds to live as one.
Turn Things Inside Out
Indoor-outdoor convergence carries through in decorative aspects, as well. Using accessories like indoor-outdoor furniture and incorporating indoor-outdoor fabric that mimics the look of the furniture in the rest of your home can ease the transition between area. It continues the style of the interior design without interrupting its flow to further that sense of openness, of convergence. And even after the sun goes down, designer-inspired touches like indoor-outdoor lighting help maintain the ability to shift effortlessly from inside to out, to create harmony and symmetry of theme. It’s important to remember, however, that even with this removal of division, true indoor-outdoor convergence isn’t simply achieved by knocking down physical walls. It also takes thoughtful consideration of what those open sightlines are trying to unite.
Go With the Flow
With that in mind, choose all of the furnishings, fixtures, and colors for your outdoor areas to reflect your interior space. The aesthetics should be complimentary, rather than mismatched, or you’ll create a feeling of division and discord that defeats the entire concept. Remember, flow is just that: flow. And if things clash in opposition, the flow is lost.
Even if you can’t knock down an entire wall, you can still create the same feeling of merged spaces. Remove partial walls and install larger windows and multiple sets of sliding glass doors. Interior courtyards are also a great way to add elements of nature into your home’s design, so talk to a custom home builder to discuss which options will meet your needs and bring your vision to life.
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