Generally speaking, our backyard or any outdoor space for that matter, is the most under-utilized space in our home. But unifying your indoor and outdoor living space can prove to be a surreal experience.
For one, your indoor living space will look and feel bigger. For two, you will stay connected with nature. For three, the design aesthetic of your overall space will elevate to a whole new level. And for four, you can actually make good use of all the space you invested your hard-earned money in.
Whether it is for unforgettable family gatherings or super romantic movie nights, connecting your outdoor space to your indoors can have a gazillion fun uses. The best part is that it isn’t all that hard or all that expensive to achieve a unified and beautifully elevated indoor and outdoor living space. And here are six super simple ways to do that—
Seamless transition is key
One of the best ways of enjoying the outdoors minus bugs, glare and lack of privacy is to invest in good quality, retractable screens. You can replace your glass doors into the backyard with retractable screen doors or even motorized screens. This way you can enjoy the views and the fresh breeze without worrying about insects or strays.
Another great option is to convert your patio into an indoor-outdoor space by walling it up with screens. So you can relish the outdoors without having to worry about insect bites or lack of privacy.
You can find all retractable screens at Calgary’s Screen Saver Plus. Known for their product and service quality, Screen Savers Plus help you find and install the right screen for you. They can even take care of screen repairs if you so need.
Take your indoor design theme to the outdoors
This a great and simple way of unifying your living spaces. Simply, continue the same design theme on the outside that you have on the inside. For example, if your indoor theme is marked by modern minimalism, deck your patio with modern, sleek furniture. Or if you have a nude colour scheme with yellow accents, continue the same with your patio furniture and décor. This will allow both spaces to look more open and become more functional.
Bring in some permanent mood lighting to the mix
The right lighting can make or break any living space, be it indoor or outdoor. And yet, lighting continues to be the most neglected element of design, especially when talking outdoor spaces. The right lighting can make your outdoor space feel like an extension of your indoor space. Also, it can make your outdoors appear just as warm and cozy as your family room.
LEDs along the patio stairs, strings of yellow above the seating and a touch of festive lighting around the trees and shrubs are great ways to spruce up any outdoor space.
Now if you’re concerned about finding the right kind of lighting to match your vibe or the hassle of putting them up, worry not. Five Star Holiday Décor has you covered all the way. From festive, holiday lights to a warm nightscape, they can help light up your outdoor space without breaking a sweat.
Get the green in
This one has got to be the easiest way to unify your living spaces. Just make plants an essential part of your indoor décor. Of course, there are a bunch of house plants to choose from ranging from tiny succulents and cacti to overgrown snake plants and monstera plants.
The great thing is that most of these require little work and thrive on neglect. Meaning, they are perfect if you are a new plant parent. But if you’re still skeptical, a few faux plants should do the trick. Mind you, not as well as real plants though.
Keep your indoors as well as outdoors clean
Yes, we all like clean homes. But we often underestimate the impact mess can have on our overall lifestyle and even our mood and mental well-being. A well-kept space can elevate your living space like no other.
While most of us are aware of that fact, life happens and cleaning chores often get pushed way down on our list. The solution: Miraculous Maids. It is a cleaning service that helps Calgarians clean their living spaces. Their well-trained cleaners can help you with recurring cleaning, move-in-move-out cleaning and everything in between. And they do it in the most professional way possible. So, your home always feels welcome.
There you have it folks! Five super simple ways to put your outdoor living space to spectacular use and elevate your indoor and outdoor living spaces.