A big trend for summer 2016 is about embracing the outdoors and merging the lines between your home and your outdoor space. From versatile furniture that can be used both inside and out to traditional outdoor materials taking centre stage indoors, there are plenty of ways to adopt this trend in your home.
Originating from the seventies, rattan furniture is making a comeback, but with a contemporary twist. This versatile material has been moulded into interesting Scandi inspired modern curves and three-dimensional pieces. Ideal for any bright and airy space, dress your conservatory or garden room with rattan furniture to seamlessly integrate indoor and outdoor living.
Concrete is a material that lends itself very well to both outdoor and indoor use. Very strong and highly durable, cement can withstand even the harshest weather outdoors whilst the muted grey tones sit well within any interior colour scheme. Look for pieces with modern lines and high quality finishes to ensure a premium feel that will look stunning both indoors and out.
Metal framed glass lanterns work beautifully both inside and out, providing a warm glow that will create the perfect ambiance for any garden party, alfresco dinner or place to relax with a good book. With endless styles, shapes and sizes widely available on the highstreet you’re spoilt for choice and you can even opt for high quality LED lanterns for ease of use.
An obvious way to bring the outdoors in is to adorn your living areas with house plants. Think Victorian hothouse for a chic and sophisticated look and experiment with real plants, high quality fakes and tropical prints for your soft furnishings, crockery and accessories. Mix up your presention with hanging plants, vintage tins, wall displays and modern pots and vases to keep the room looking up to date and interesting.
Retractable awnings are the perfect way to truly merge the lines between your indoor and outdoor spaces. Extend your room outwards with a sheltered patio or decked area where you can relax and unwind, entertain family and friends or perhaps enjoy alfresco dining.
Want to extend your living space into the outdoors or bring your outdoor space in? Contact us for more advice on our Garden and Patio Awnings and we’ll help you to find the right solution for your home.