Five ways to match your interior and exterior home decorLast updated on Oct 21, 2019, 03:31 pm
If your notion of home design/decor is limited to just the inside of your house, you are going quite wrong about the deal.
You need to do equal amount of justice to your balconies and patio as you'd do to your hall or living room.
Importantly, your indoor and outdoor decor must be in sync.
Here's how to match your interior and exterior design.
Get matching tiles
First and foremost, make sure to match up the design and material of your interior and exterior flooring.
However, this could be a bit tricky as compared to the inside, the outdoor flooring would mostly stay exposed to dust, heat, and cold.
Thus, hardwood floor and carpeting are ruled out, while ceramic tiles might do the job as they're durable and easy to match.
Forget the wall
Since you wish to adjoin your interior and exterior, you will have to let go of the barriers.
Yes, even if that comes at the cost of that wall you heartily decorated.
So, what's the answer? Well, we're not really asking you to not have any barrier between your hall and the patio.
Instead, go for good-quality glass panels to divide the two departments.
Mind the color scheme
Quite like the flooring, the general color scheme on both sides should be pretty much the same.
If your sofa set in the house happens to be white, then your garden set should be white as well.
Similarly, match more colors to bring harmony to your interior and exterior color scheme.
Also, don't go for extra vintage or ultra-modern look - strike the balance.
What type of doors to get?
Since you will be letting go of the wall connecting your home's interior and exterior, it might be a bit confusing to get the right kind of door to connect the two sides
However, customizable bi-fold doors could be a great choice.
They aren't just durable, but can also be framed to fit into any frame.
Moreover, they are weather-resistant and create less noise.
Consider the lighting
Last but not the least, it's important to match up the interior and exterior lighting in your house.
So, how do your strike the right balance?
Well, one handy way is to place the interior light source closer to the outside wall and move the external light source away from the facade.
This way, your interior and exterior lights will nicely complement each other.