Interior Home Design Ideas – 10 Design Tips To Bring The Outdoors Into Your Home

Interior Home Design Ideas 

 10 Design Tips To Bring The Outdoors Into Your Home

We all like to enjoy the outdoors, but we can’t be out there all the time. The last thing you want to do is come home to a cramped and stuffy living space with no access to the outside world. Luckily, there are loads of cool design ideas to help you bringing outdoors inside. No, it’s not quite as good as being out there, but it’s the next best thing.  I’ve picked out ten examples of ways to improve your living space.


1. The Natural Light

Arguably the best way to bring the outdoors into your habitat is to allow for the natural light. This means incorporating lots of windows and glass doors to give the light a chance to get into your home. You might even want to go one step further and remove windows entirely in favour of bi fold patio doors. The choice is totally up to you , all you need to do is find a way to get light into the right areas of the house. Your choice of blinds will also compliment the light, so pick something that is bright and comforting when buying them.

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Incorporate lots of windows and glass doors to get the natural light in

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2. Bright Color Scheme

Certain colour schemes lend themselves to an ‘outdoorsy’ home. Again, brightness is a big key factor here. By all means, look to paint the walls with a bright white paint scheme if you want to. If it were up to me, I’d add some greens in there to compliment the garden, along with maybe some ice blue in the bathroom. Again, this is totally up to you and what you feel will get the best out of your home. Brightening up the house will lend to more of a natural feel, though.

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3. Plants & Flowers

This is an incredibly easy way of making your home feel more natural. Strategically place flowers and plants around the house as you see fit. If you work in a home office that otherwise feels dull and stuffy, put some flowers and plants in there. In the living room, plants fit perfectly on the windowsill, too. Whatever you do, don’t forget to give them the attention they need. Otherwise, you’re going to be putting up with a bunch of dying plants which definitely won’t make you feel at home!

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Interior Home Design Ideas – Place flowers and plants around the house
4. Conservatory

And so, we go from the lowest-cost improvements in plants & flowers to the highest in a conservatory. Don’t let that put you off, though. Conservatories are commonly found in modern homes, and they’re packed with all sorts of benefits. The best one of all is that you can feel like you’re outside without actually dealing with the weather and nasty bugs! Conservatories might be a hefty expense, but they’ll also add a great deal to the value of your home. They look great and are fantastic places to host guests, too.

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Interior Home Design Ideas – Conservatories add value to your home.
5. Nature-Inspired Furniture

One of the great ways to bring the outside into your home is to use nature-inspired furniture and floors. For example, you could invest in hand-crafted wooden chairs to replace the ones you got from Walmart all those years ago. You could decide to re-do your flooring and replace carpeting with a wooden alternative. You could even do something as small as creating makeshift coat racks from outdoor materials. It all contributes to the feel of your home.

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Interior Home Design Ideas – Use nature-inspired furniture and floors
6. Pictures and Art

Don’t underestimate the powers of pictures and art within your home. We all have pictures of some kind on our walls, and they’re there to add depth to the look of the house. The type of pictures you choose will have a direct effect on the feel of the place. Why not use this time to get creative and paint some outdoor-inspired pieces of artwork ? Alternatively, find some of your favourite family pictures that involve outdoor spaces and hang them on the walls. It’s an easy way to bring the outdoors into your home without spending any money.

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Get creative and paint some outdoor-inspired pieces of artwork ..
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.. or find some nice family pictures that involve outdoor spaces to hang on the walls
7. Eco-Friendly Home Products

In today’s modern world, there’s a chemical solution for everything. However, some of us like to use eco-friendly home products that aren’t so harmful to the environment and our health. OK, you’re not exactly bringing the outdoors in with this tip, but you’ll feel like you’re helping the environment all the same. Replace harmful toxic chemicals like drain unblockers for an eco-friendly alternative from local stores. Not only will you learn about useful alternative methods, but you’ll be putting yourself at a reduced risk of health issues in the future.

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Buy eco-friendly home products to help the environment
8. New/Refurbished Windows

If you’re finding that you can’t get the most out of your windows at present, it might be time to think about changing them. You’re not going to be able to get an outdoors feel without windows that function as intended. When moisture builds up inside the panels of your windows, they start to deteriorate. At this point, their insulation effectiveness will suffer, as will the ability to see out of them. The same consideration goes for those bi-fold doors I mentioned earlier. If they’re starting to suffer, look at obtaining replacement components from Debar or a similar company.

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Interior Home Design Ideas – Think about changing the windows
9. Outdoor Garden Ornaments

Just because they’re outdoor garden ornaments, it doesn’t mean you can’t bring them indoors! If you’ve got a conservatory, this is a great place to put all sorts of ornaments. My favourite is a mini-fountain. Alternatively, you could put them by your front door, in your living space or even in the bathroom ! The key is to separate them throughout the house in order to make each room feel natural and inspired by the outdoors.

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Interior Home Design Ideas
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Place your garden ornaments by your front door
10. Solar Lights Outside

No, you don’t want to put solar lights indoors. However, one of the best ways to get the most out of your garden at night is to incorporate solar lights outside. During the day, they’ll work their magic. At night, they’ll light up your garden, providing you with a welcoming view that helps you to get the best out of your garden 24/7. I love these huge light balls, you’ll find as well square ones if you’d prefer that. Even at night, your outdoor space will be able to shine through into your living room.

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Interior Home Design Ideas – Incorporate solar lights outside

Have you found any better tips on bringing outdoors inside ? Please let me know!

 

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Mary

I need to try some of these. I have a small studio and decorating has been difficult.

Tania Potter - Soul Sense Coaching

Light is one of the most critical areas for me, I cannot be happy in a dark house! Some great ideas here Claudia.

Khuana\'s Corner

What a great post with lovely pics. Nice tips too. I particularly loved the nature -inspired furniture and the natural bright light tips. Should implement them in my decor plans. Thanks

Khuana\'s Corner

What a great post with lovely pics. Nice tips too. I particularly like the nature-inspired furniture and the natural light tips. Should implement it in my decor plans.

Sonia

Im loving this post! I love interior design and the fact of the natural light and colors is a huge deal for me!!!

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Kerry

These are gorgeous, great tips and beautiful pictures. You definitely know your stuff 🙂

Pankaj Gosain

Hi, very amazing idea specially mini fountain.

Amy

I love your tips! I especially love that you mentioned natural light. Our house is so dark that we have a growing list of places we want to add windows as we remodel each room, and I can’t wait to have more light in here! Partially because I love the outdoors and partially because I’m a photographer, and I’m pretty sure our neighbors question my sanity a little more every time I haul something out into our yard to photograph it in the good light. haha.

Bethany Naismith

Amazing images and some great tips! We’ve just moved home so I will keep these in mind 🙂

Kimberly Dsouza

wow! Those are some really great ideas and lovely images too!
Quite sometime back we installed skylights to make our house brighter. It really did make such a difference.
I absolutely love the idea of having a conservatory…gotta put that down on my list now!! 😛

Ree

These images are gorgeous! Some great tips. We love having loads of plants and greenery in our home

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