Check out these stunning rooms that blend the inside and the outside
Last year, just about every interior design journalist and blogger worth their salt was waxing lyrical about the trend of blending inside and outside space. There were loads of ways to do this, from using floral prints and neutral hues on interior textiles, to using materials like wicker inside. However, perhaps the best way to achieve the style was to literally blend inside and outside areas by fitting stunning, wide opening, patio doors that allow you to open up your home to the elements when the weather is good. and, when the weather isn’t so great you can still enjoy the view in the warmth. Making the room feel like part of the landscape it surrounds.
Check out this gallery of stunning rooms which achieve just that to give you some inspiration about what you could achieve!
Bifolding doors are great way to achieve a much wider opening than would be possible with a conventional sliding door. They work particularly well in living rooms.
Don’t feel limited to putting sliding doors into communal areas. If you have a ground floor bedroom, consider fitting on there. That way, on a warm summer morning you can stroll straight out into the garden and take in the view, before you have to deal with anyone else in your household!
Doors with minimal framing allow for you to achieve a feel of the room being part of the outdoors, even when closed. We love here how the unkempt glasses brushes up against the panes of glass, making the room feel like it’s adjacent to a whimsical meadow.
Multi-level gardens work brilliantly with patio doors. Here, the basement level terrace acts like a reverse balcony. And we’re sure that with a small bistro set would be a great place to sit and read with an espresso on a blazing Sunday morning.
Here, the large conservatory door allows for the patio to become a sort of alfresco living room. Complete with super comfy looking three-piece suite.
This open plan kitchen/diner has been created from from carrying out a side return extension. These types of extensions create a great opportunity to also add sliding doors to the garden. When combined with skylights they flood the rooms with glorious natural light.
Outdoor kitchens have been a popular garden trend for several years, but if you cannot legitimise the expense in a country with such wet weather. Then adding bifolding doors to the kitchen is the next best thing, letting you knock up some gnocchi in the dry and warm. while watching the rain patter down the panes.
Adding a Juliet balcony is a simple way to safely be able to fit french windows or sliding doors to second storey room, as they are subject to less stringent planning permission constraints.
Sun rooms make great dining rooms. Sufficiently insulated they’re warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Allowing you to enjoy the garden year round. A set of french windows acts not only as a portal to the garden, but left ajar will allow a gentle breeze to circulate the room while you eat.
Here the unusual shaped room has been filled with light through the use of french windows. The room feels larger and brighter through the use of three, rather than just having one and two conventional smaller windows on the other sides.
This conservatory room well and truly blends the indoors with the out. Some are put off of conservatories because they feel the the thick white uPVC frames will not suit the period features of their home. However, there are a wide variety of aluminium and wooden frames available that will fit the aesthetic of any home.
We simply adore this cosy reading nook, created using large sliding glass doors. Which we’re sure is a dream to use, whether you’re basking in the sunlight on a warm august evening or staring out at the frosty lawn in January while you’re tucked up warm inside.