Sunny days and crisp nights are the perfect Spring elements for relaxing or entertaining outdoors in Florida.
There’s good news for those who enjoy dining al fresco or cozying up to a warm fire – a rising trend in custom home design employs architectural elements that allow indoor living to expand seamlessly into outdoor living spaces. Outdoor kitchens, spacious verandas, fireplaces and cozy seating are just a few of the many options to build a beautiful, functional, and comfortable outdoor escape.
To create an effortless flow between interior and exterior living areas, interior design should extend into the outdoor space. By carrying the interior flooring directly outdoors and selecting similar fixtures and finishes, the transition is seamless. The color palette should also be a continuous flow from the interior space into the exterior space while using the natural surroundings as the inspiration for accent colors. Accentuate the outdoor space with soft elements like pillows, drapery, and rugs. Be sure to use durable, water resistant fabrics to protect them from the elements.
Outdoor living spaces should not be an afterthought, but instead a haven designed to fit the homeowner’s lifestyle. The right outdoor space increases a home’s living area and brings the comforts of the indoors outside, creating the perfect ambience for entertaining, relaxing, and enjoying the home’s natural setting.