How to Create Indoor-Outdoor Living Spaces


| 4/13/2015 3:38:00 PM


Tags: Outdoor Living, Indoor-Outdoor Spaces, Home Decor, Connect With Nature, Allison Martin,

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Photo by Raya Carlisle

Building a healthy home means living well indoors and out—and designing our spaces to support the lives we want. For example, many of us love spending time in nature, yet we haven't invested the energy to maximize our outdoor spaces. This season, identify a couple of lifestyle changes you desire—whether it's spending more time outdoors, banning plastics from your kitchen, making your own art projects or making your backyard more productive—and invest some time and energy into the fun or revamping your living spaces.

outdoor living space
Photo courtesy Nora Griffin

The Great Outdoors

Creating enticing outdoor spaces will make your family much more likely to drift outside on balmy evenings, and alluring outdoor rooms don’t have to cost a fortune. On her blog Just Make Stuff, Nora Griffin details how she transformed her backyard into a casual oasis by spreading 2 tons of gravel and building this bright, multicolored DIY brick fire pit. Now, she says, “I can’t help but be out there every day puttering around, trimming plants and sprinkling some water on something. We just go sit outside for no reason at all...which really is the perfect reason.” Find the project on Nora's blog.

DIY fire pit
Photo courtesy Nora Griffin

Living Al Fresco

Eating outdoors is an easy way to help our homes flow effortlessly into outdoor space. But a lovely idea can turn into a headache when you are stuck running between the kitchen and the table for every little thing. Streamline eating outdoors on a whim by stocking a tray with everything you need to dine. When the mood strikes, simply add a pitcher of water and the plates of food, and carry your dining caddy out to eat in the wild.

harrynorman
3/14/2016 2:58:19 AM

This is such a fabulous space!! It’s like the outdoor space, I dream of having for enjoy a glass of wine. Anyway buy outdoor lounges from: https://premiumpatio.com.au/products/outdoor-lounge-settings/





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