A Homeowner’s Guide to Bringing the Outside Inside

A Homeowner’s Guide to Bringing the Outside Inside
  • Author: Fazal Umer
  • Posted On: July 30, 2021
  • Updated On: July 4, 2023

Who says you can’t enjoy the beauty of nature from inside your home? There are many ways to bring the outdoors inside for a naturally stunning home environment. Bright natural light, greenery, and serenity inside your home are all reachable when you know how to bring the outdoors inside.

From home upgrades to choosing the right decor, there are several methods of bringing the outside in by interior design. In the guide below, you’ll find a list of several ways you can start making the transition today. Some methods are simple, fairly inexpensive, and don’t require a long timeline.

Others are larger projects that might require professional help but are worth the effort in the end. Are you ready to start creating a natural environment inside your own home? Continue reading below to get started!

Install Sliding Patio Doors

Large sliding patio doors will help make the transition from outside to inside seamless. The large glass doors will allow you to clearly see outside even when inside your home. It’s also a great idea to spend time perfecting the patio area.

To make the transition even more seamless, you can use the same type of natural flooring in your home that you use on your patio or something similar. When the weather’s nice, consider opening your sliding patio doors. You’ll be able to feel the cool breeze and bring in fresh air while releasing stale air in your home.

Install Large Windows

If you don’t ready have a lot of windows in your home, then you’ll want to change that. Windows bring in lots of natural light which help bring the outdoors in. Try to replace any current windows in the home with larger ones.

Large windows don’t have to be vertical either. They can be large horizontal windows as well. Consider the room you’re installing them in and the specific wall to determine if vertical or horizontal windows would be best.

If you can windows with a clear design, then that will be best. Windows that slide open horizontally are also ideal.

Incorporate Houseplants

Incorporating houseplants into your design scheme is a wonderful way to bring the outdoors in. Houseplants fill your home with greenery while also providing a few benefits as well. Certain plants can help purify the quality of indoor air.

It’ll take a lot of plants to make a significant difference, but even a small amount of purification is great! You can place different houseplants in each room of your home. There are even some plants that’ll thrive well in bathrooms without any sunlight.

Other plants like the aloe vera can be kept on your windowsills and require little to no maintenance. If you have multiple plants on your patio and on the inside of your home, then it’ll be like walking through an indoor garden each time you step foot in your house.

Houseplants can also improve mood. Plus, they’re beautiful to look at.

Build a Master-Suite Balcony

If you have a master suite in your home that doesn’t have a balcony or porch, then this is another great idea to consider. Building a balcony onto your master suite will take time and requires the hands of professionals, but it’s an upgrade that’s worth it in the end. To complete the look, make sure to install sliding patio doors here too.

When the weather is nice out, you can leave your sliding door open. The balcony or porch extending from your master suite should also have a few plants. It’s also beneficial to use an outdoor area rug to make the space feel homier.

Use Earthy Color Schemes

If you want to keep a natural vibe inside your home, then be sure to use earthy tones in your color scheme. Think about the colors you see when you step outside. Browns, tans, greens, and oranges are all great choices!

If you’re having trouble deciding on which colors to choose, then don’t hesitate to speak with a paint expert at your local home improvement store. You can also consider hiring an interior designer to help you find earthy tones that’ll look good in each room of your house.

Construct a Sunroom

Sunrooms open your home up to the beauty of the outdoors. Sunrooms are normally made up of walls or ceilings of glass/windows. In some cases, a sunroom will have both!

The point is to allow as much sun as possible into the room. You can purchase shades or blinds to use when not spending time in the sunroom. That way, you’re not hiking up your energy bill.

When the weather is right, however, basking in your own sunroom is a great way to relax and improve mental health.

Open Doors and Windows

One of the easiest ways to bring the beautiful outdoors into your home is to open all doors and windows. This isn’t something you want to do when the weather is bad, but on a good day, opening your doors and windows can really make a difference.

Doing so brings in a lot of natural light and lots of fresh air as well. Make sure to install screens to keep any bugs out.

Bring the Outdoors Inside With These Helpful Tips

Bringing the outdoors inside has never been easier thanks to the help of these great tips! Be sure to try several of these methods if not all. Thankfully, there are many ways to bring the outside in your interior design that can be done inexpensively on your own.

Are you interested in other construction topics and guides? If so, then check back here frequently for more!

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Author: Fazal Umer

Fazal is a dedicated industry expert in the field of civil engineering. As an Editor at ConstructionHow, he leverages his experience as a civil engineer to enrich the readers looking to learn a thing or two in detail in the respective field. Over the years he has provided written verdicts to publications and exhibited a deep-seated value in providing informative pieces on infrastructure, construction, and design.