Our beautiful year-round weather here on the Peninsula means that blending interior and exterior living zones is particularly ideal for Peninsula Life.
7 Industry tips On how you can create the indoor-outdoor style in your own home.
Porter Davis, innovators in house design and interior styling, share how you can get the most out of your outdoor area throughout the whole year, whilst also extending the reach of your indoor spaces.
One of the biggest shifts in the design industry in recent years is the move away from closed floor plans and towards multiple blended living spaces. This design involves a more fluid use of the indoor and outdoor areas of the home, allowing for better integration throughout the overall living space.
While homeowners across Australia have always enjoyed indoor and outdoor entertainment areas, the beautiful Queensland climate means that transitional living spaces are the perfect way for Queenslanders to get the most out of their outdoor area all year round.
LARGE ENTERTAINING DOORS
Whether bi-fold, sliding or stacking style doors, the introduction of large entertainer doors will filter natural light through into the home, and offer an elegant solution for bridging the gap between the indoors and outdoors.
ENCLOSED ALFRESCO AREA
For those who want to spend more leisure time in their outdoor area without constant exposure to the elements, the use of blinds to enclose a patio is a popular choice. Whether full or partially transparent blinds, these allow for great flexibility, offering protection from wind, rain, and direct or intense sunlight.
Create warmth and a seamless transition from inside to out by adding cushions or throws, feature lighting and outdoor rugs. These simple touches add texture & colour to simple spaces.
Decorating your alfresco area will help it to feel much more lived in, and an integral part of your home.
BLENDED LIVING SPACES
The popularity of open, blended living spaces in Australian homes is due to its ability to introduce light, space and depth into interior rooms. When executed properly, blended living spaces can not only make your home feel bigger, brighter and more inviting, but can also help alfresco areas act as natural extensions of the indoor space.
Hosting outdoor barbeques and dinner parties are some of the most enjoyable ways to put your alfresco area to better use. Invest in outdoor furniture pieces that are long lasting and weather resistant. This will enable you to treat your outdoor area as an additional living space in which to relax and entertain guests.
The addition of greenery works wonders for brightening up a space. Whether used inside or out, natural or artificial, greenery and botanicals will add the finishing touch to transitional spaces, seamlessly integrating the space and blurring the lines from inside to out.
As Australia’s sunniest state, Queensland is best placed to take advantage of indoor-outdoor living, with a little creativity and ingenuity, it’s easy to create living spaces that can be utilised throughout the year, whether they’re indoors or outdoors. It’s the perfect way to enjoy Australia’s lifestyle.