We know that having an attractive exterior for our home can have benefits, especially when we’re planning to sell it eventually. It raises the house’s value and draws in people. But having a great-looking outside space is nothing if it doesn’t go well with your interior. And that’s why you also need to work on how the design flows inside. The following are some ideas for making the exterior transition well into the interior of your home:
Match the Overall Style
One way for you to match the exterior with your interior is to look at your overall style and then make changes accordingly. For example, if the inside of your house has open areas, then a carport is a possible match. The latter doesn’t have a wall, so it can mesh style-wise. Even if they don’t have the same design, it won’t be as jarring.
Complement with Color
If you want something relatively easy, you can try matching colors, instead. However, you don’t have to use the same color for all the walls. That would make it look forced and unpleasant. Alternatively, you can try variations of a particular color or go with a specific temperature such as warm or cool. A common accent between your interior and exterior can help with the transition. It doesn’t have to be limited to walls and paint, either, as you can use the furniture and other installations to match.
Introduce Common Textures
Another way that you can make the transition smoother is to have standard textures between the exterior and interior of your home. For example, you can have a wooden floor that goes out into the patio or deck. Or if you have a garden, you can make it “spill over” into the interior by using a sliding door and potted plants. This can be an exciting alternative to unifying using paints.
Sometimes, all it takes for the two parts to connect is to minimize the barrier between them. You can eliminate some walls to turn typically interior spaces into exterior ones, as with the example of an outdoor kitchen. Another example is an outdoor lounge. This step can take a bit of destruction and construction work and some more moving around of items than the previous ones, but it can show your creativity if you do it right. It’s best to hire contractors for this one, as well.
In the end, you should know that renovating your home is not always a simple project. You have to plan well if you want to succeed. When the outside and the inside match, or at least transition well, living in and visiting a house can be a lot more pleasant. Both of them are parts of what you call home, and it’s only right that they come together to make a space that you can be comfortable in. Your ideas and funds only limit you. If you need more suggestions or guidance, feel free to seek the help of a professional.