We all take pride in the exquisiteness of our homes. We want our homes to look dashing and beautifully show the art of building and styling a home. The art should start from your exteriors and cohesively move into the interiors. Besides, a home’s exterior sets the tone for its interiors. It tells your guests what to expect once they get into your home. Thus, your home’s interiors should not feel disconnected from the exteriors. It may seem challenging to match the spaces. But it’s worth it. Coordinating the exterior and interiors maintains flow and design cohesion. So, think about synching your home’s exterior with the interior spaces.
Here are tips on creating stylish cohesion in your home’s exterior and interior spaces.
Stick to a Style
What’s the style of your home? What are the key features? Are these features replicated both inside and outside your home? Matching the spaces begins by identifying your style. You need to understand the characteristics of your home’s architectural style. There are various home styles with unique attributes.
If your home features a contemporary style, it may contain modernist elements. Contemporary homes are clean, simple, eco-friendly, and display neutral colors. Such homes pay attention to clean lines and geometrics. It’ll feature simple symmetrical structures with plain exteriors if it’s a colonial home. Coastal homes feature warm wood, stone features, and tiled roofs. The focus in such homes is merging the exterior and interior spaces. A mid-century modern home will have a simplistic design. They incorporate natural and synthetic building materials. It’s sleek, geometric and has large windows.
It’s vital to understand your home’s architectural style to create cohesivity between your home’s exteriors and interiors. Pick primary elements and use them in both spaces. A good example is replacing the clean lines and geometry inside and outside your home if it features a contemporary architectural style.
Bring the Exterior Finishes Indoors
Use texture and materials to create flows between your home’s outdoor and indoor spaces. For instance, you can use siding materials to create an accent wall feature inside your home. You’ll need to measure, mark and cut different angles and shapes to get the desired effect. Too much work. Right? Let a siding contractor measure, cut, and install eye-striking siding features on your interior walls. They’ll create the perfect siding mock-up inside your home. Moreover, the siding contractor will take over the tedious work and heavy lifting.
Don’t use clashing color palettes in your interior and exterior spaces. Stick to the same color palettes but vary the shades, tones, and tints. The trick here is choosing shades and hues that complement each other. Every color should enhance continuity as you transition from the exterior walls to the door and into the house. You can introduce personality and fun by creating an ombre feature as you transition from one space to the next. Let a cool tone lead you to a warmer tone. Or you can let a lighter hue lead you to a darker one.
Match the spaces with the same flooring. A floor that spans out from the exterior to indoor spaces creates cohesion. Choose long-lasting flooring solutions. They will withstand the elements. Ceramic tiles, stone flooring, pebbles, or porcelain are good options. They can withstand the elements without sacrificing visual appeal.
A Greenery Flow
Plants easily blend indoor and outdoor spaces. If you’ve lots of flowers in the yard, bring them indoors. You can also mirror some of your landscaping and yard features inside your home. Bring your outdoor garden closer to the interior spaces. Place aesthetically pleasing plants close to areas that merge the outdoors and indoors. For indoor plants, use 4×4 grow tents to ensure full growth. Add an areca palm by the door leading to the house. Follow it up with a small terrarium garden by the entryway. Sum the transition with a wall of beautiful plant cuttings in the living area.
Cohesion translates to visual appeal. And visuals appeal translates to a beautiful home with a good resale value. So, it’s advisable to let your home’s outdoor and indoor spaces complement each other. Your color choices, finishes, and architectural style should be in sync. It will enhance the flow between the two spaces. The tips above will help you maintain cohesion between your home’s exterior and interior space as you plan on upgrading it.