Decorating indoor/outdoor living spaces can be challenging. Are you decorating indoors…or outdoors? Should you decorate the space to match the rest of your home, or as if it were a patio? A popular theme that blends the indoors with the outdoors seamlessly is “bringing the outdoors in.” Here’s how you can achieve this dual purpose look for your cozy indoor/outdoor nook.
Add life with plants.
A great way to bring the outdoors in, while adding color and life to your space, is to add plants. Having colorful plants surrounding the space will give your guests a distinct feel upon entering the room. The color of your flowers featured in your indoor/outdoor space can reflect indoor accents in the room adjacent to your screened in area for continuity.
Add furniture inspired by the outdoors.
When it comes to choosing furniture, something that is inspired by the outdoors works great for achieving the indoor/outdoor theme. Wood, wicker, stone and bamboo pieces will all add a rustic feel to your space.
Add throws and pillows.
Here’s where the indoors comes in to play. You don’t want your indoor/outdoor living space to feel too rustic, and adding comfort items like textured throws and pillows will keep the space looking comfortable and homey.
Use outdoor curtains.
Outdoor curtains can add great color and texture to the room while also being a handy (and decorative) way to block the sun, satisfying both form and function!