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Oct 31, 2019

Tile Africa: Three easy ways to creating the perfect indoor/outdoor space


One of the easiest ways to make a home feel bigger and more welcoming is to embrace the trend of seamless indoor/outdoor spaces. Making the walls disappear so that the patio becomes an extension of the home, leading out seamlessly into the garden. Tile Africa advise on three easy ways to creating the perfect indoor/outdoor space for your home.

Break the divide between indoor and outdoor

Using the same tile for the living area and patio is the most obvious way to create flow between these two areas. The uninterrupted expanse of floor leads the eye out to the garden, making it merge into one seamless space. Hardbody tiles are an excellent choice for indoor/outdoor flooring as they are extremely hardwearing and come in trend-forward stone and cement-look patterns. Tile Africa’s top tip is to select a tile collection that includes an option with a slip-resistant finish for use in the outdoor area. Create a personalised design by using a matching cut décor mosaic on the floor or include these on a feature wall, so that they add to the overall effect.

Bring the garden indoors

Just as using the same tile across both indoor and outdoor spaces blurs the lines between the two areas, bringing some outdoor elements into the home enhances the seamless feel. Plants are the ideal solution to bring the greenery of the garden into a home’s living areas. If you’re not particularly good with plants, good quality faux plants will do the trick just as well. Fresh flowers are also a wonderful way to accent the feeling of an indoor/outdoor space, particularly when entertaining.

The current trend of botanical-inspired patterns is another fantastic way to integrate indoor and outdoor spaces. Cushions with botanical patterns or the use of a soothing colour palette of greens or blues, adds to the feeling that the two spaces are one.

Let in the light

Take advantage of the wonderful weather that we are so blessed with here in South Africa and throw open the doors and windows of your indoor spaces to bring the light, smells and fresh air from outdoors into the home. The smell of grass and flowers together with the sound of birdsong makes for a peaceful integration between modern indoor living and the living rhythm of nature, right outside your door. Changing the window dressings to lighter, more sheer fabrics allows more light into the home and brings the indoor and outdoor spaces closer together.

The indoor/outdoor trend is here to stay, as it makes full use of the available space in your home and includes your green spaces as part of your interior design. Enhancing the flow between these areas doesn’t just expand the home, but also the enjoyment of being in the space. Make the choice to bring your dream home into reality.

Take advantage of Tile Africa’s Summer savings, now on at a store near you. When in doubt, ask for advice instore, and let Tile Africa help you make it happen.

Contact: Tile Africa

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