Guest post from our interior styling partners: Lemon & Lime interiors
We look at one of the hottest trends now, creating a space which blends the inside with outside and the introduction of bifold doors to your living space.
This consistent rainy weather isn’t giving us much inspiration and excitement for the summer approaching with everything looking damp and dismal. We are hoping that this year will be better than last! But just imagine your sunflowers are glowing and your lavender scenting the whole garden and your first BBQ of the summer on the cards. This season, it is all about bringing the inside out.
Bifold doors are a new must have in properties and are a fantastic way to let light flood in and give the illusion of much more space. Whether they be in your living room, dining room or open plan kitchen these light catchers are not only a statement piece in the room, they transform a room and add personality.
Think about extending the flooring so that it continues outside when the bifold doors are open, it will feel like a natural extension to the house. Adding an outdoor rug, which have become more and more popular this season, matched with Scandinavian furniture will incorporate this space into your home as if it was simply another reception room. Instagram has become inundated with people moving their indoor furniture outside replicating their cosy living room outdoors in the sunshine instead, whilst also expanding their living space. After all, when the sun is shining, your living room will be the last place you want to be!
When it starts to get chilly, consider using outdoor floor lamps, they come in much better stylish options now fitted with heaters and even speakers all in one. As well as a selection of chunky blankets and throws to keep you and your guests warm, external fireplaces, or more commonly known as firepits are a big trend and focal point when embracing the inside-out styling trend.
Think about your furniture, companies are now creating pieces which work well both inside and outside. Using dark tones of lush green is a popular choice this year which works well with a lot of pieces of furniture. If you don’t have the budget for a brand new suite, just accessorise with throws, cushion and accessories which can add pops of colour to achieve the look.
Written by Elaine Penhaul, Lemon and Lime Interiors