Indoor to Outdoor Transitions

The new trend in outdoor gardening, has been to create, an outdoor room. This refers to creating a transition from your indoor rooms, to an outdoor room. There are many ways that this can be done, all resulting in a lovely and enjoyable outdoor space that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

One of the most practical ways to create a functional and aesthetically pleasing outdoor room, is to use an adjoining patio space. This is especially true is there s a sliding door that leads from indoor to outdoor. The space can be decorated with seating that is comfortable and stylish. Adding an arbor to create a ceiling, allowing vines to grow, creating shade cover, adds to the usefulness of the space. Including colorful throw pillows or a radio bring an indoor touch to your outdoor room, allowing you to sit and relax, and simply enjoy the space.

Another idea, if an adjoining patio is not available, is to create a pathway that leads to an intimate patio. This patio may be an eating space with a dining table and chairs, a gazebo with flowering vines or netting, and perhaps even an outdoor chaise for pure comfort. These are artificial features placed amongst your natural setting, but they provide you with a comfortable setting to enjoy the outside space you have available.

The natural feature of plants and flowers define the look of the outdoors, and therefore planters and vases of fresh flowers can be used in your outdoor spaces, just as you would your indoor spaces. Filling the Celine Planter with lemons and limes, or apples, and using that as a focal point for your garden table, adds an indoor accent to your outdoor room. Incorporate the color themes features in your home to your outdoor room, we offer a variety of planters in bright and bold colors that can accent your home, creating a blending from inside to outside!

Take advantage of your outdoor spaces to create a relaxing extension of your indoor space. Utilize the space you have available, as being outdoors can help to relieve tensions and stress, and just allow you to find peace and tranquility in your very own home!
By: Susan Soler of the Garden-Fountains.com Team