Exterior Living Space: Design Tips to Bring the Indoors Outdoors

While we’re currently in spring, and summer is right around the corner, it’s now time to awaken your outdoor living spaces again.

Did you know that on an average, most people spend 90% of their time indoors? That includes everything from being in your car to being at work, so if you’re spending all that time in an enclosed space, being outdoors will definitely do your body a bit of good. And that’s all the more reason why you want to make your outdoor living space as cozy and as inviting as your indoor living space.

In designing your outdoor space, you want to embrace all design elements with the same mindset as though you were designing your indoor space. Bring the outdoors indoors with these tips.

Design With Comfort in Mind

Your outdoor living space is simply an extension of your indoor living; therefore, it needs to be just as comfortable. True enough, you can have a pool, lights, and all the other intricacies that make outdoor spaces beautiful, but if your space isn’t comfortable, no one will want to sit outside.

Designing your space with comfort in mind means that you will want to make sure your patio furniture is made from the best in materials and has substantial padding and cushions, ensure the furniture is set in an area that receives ample shade, and you can even add soft touches like rugs and throw pillows.

Coordinate Complimenting Colors

Your color scheme is going to play a major role in your entire design process. The color or colors you choose will determine the furniture you buy, the accessories you choose, and the overall vibe and feel you want the space to have.

Shades of blue, white, and green are considered “cool” colors. Warm colors would be your reds, yellows, and oranges. You have the option to choose just one color or multiple colors, just make sure they complement each other. For instance, if you chose to go with the colors blue and white, you could pair those two colors with silver accessories.

Give Your Exterior a Facelift

You know how after you’ve been in your home a while, the walls can start to look a little dingy or faded? Well, that same occurrence happens with your home’s exteriors as well. That reason alone is why you want to find an exterior house painter to give your home a facelift.

Think about it… If you’re going to be investing in your home’s exteriors to bring the indoors outdoors, why not paint the exterior of your home? This will not only make your outdoor living space more appealing and accent all the new features you’re doing to it, but it can also increase the value of your home if you decide to sell it in the future. This particular investment is an all-around good one for the betterment of your outdoor living space and potential ROI.

Bring Out Outdoor Lighting

If you’re wanting your outdoor space to be just as warm and inviting as your indoor space, a standard porch light isn’t going to cut it. You’re going to need to invest in proper outdoor lighting that will not only be able to withstand outdoor temperatures and weather conditions but also create the ambiance and vibe you want outside. Some outdoor lighting options include string lights, pendant lighting, lanterns, floor lamps, and solar lighting.

Complete the Look and Vibe With Accessories

Based on the complementing colors you’ve chosen, and if you decided to paint the exteriors of your home or get new siding, those factors will help you determine what types of accessories you want and the colors of these accessories. Things like mirrors, rugs, pillows, candles, flowers, and wind chimes are all accessories that will enhance any outdoor space.

There are many different ways to bring the indoors to any outdoor space. With the right design elements, you can make the transition from being indoors to outdoors a smooth one.