The right window coverings will help to bring the outdoors in. Of course, it makes sense to
select window coverings that connect you to the outside word – so sheers, shutters or even Veri Shades® will work beautifully.
That’s covered the basics, so now what about furniture, lighting and materials? Relaxed pieces
like slouchy sofas, tables and benches in natural materials such as rattan, cane, knotted timbers and bamboo will create an outdoor feel. Similarly, indoor hanging chairs or bench seats will also work, particularly when they’re loaded with cushions in botanical prints or earthy colours.
Light fittings can also add an outdoorsy feel, especially if they are in a lantern design. Again, the
material should be cane or bamboo, or even green glass which will catch the light and give your room a beautiful, verdant glow.
Adding live plantings is one of the easiest ways to bring the outdoors in. Mix up the species –
from striking indoor palms, to delicate maidenhair ferns and bold fiddle leaf figs. Varying the
shape and texture will be pleasing to your eyes and your well-being overall.
Finally, add layers of flooring for comfort. Rugs, indoor/outdoor carpet in natural textures
(expert tip - these can also be used in undercover exterior areas), or even an indoor door mat
will help to add visual interest. To create an exotic holiday vibe, one of my favourites from the
rug range is the Atrium Jute rug in Polo Blue.