Make your interiors feel more spacious by blurring the boundary between the home and garden.
Rebecca Snowden, Interior Style Advisor at Furniture And Choice (FurnitureChoice.co.uk), shares 3 steps to connecting your kitchen-diner and garden.
1. Start with a light palette for a spacious feel
Since the layout is open plan, go for a light neutral palette to complement the spacious feel. Opt for a furniture style that favours clean, simple lines and wooden finishes to bring out a warm, welcoming vibe. A white extending dining table with wooden slatted back chairs in a fresh farmhouse style ticks all these boxes with its casual and communal design.
2. Mix and match indoor with outdoor finishes
Create continuity by matching and layering different materials. Connect indoor tiling and outdoor flooring by choosing a similar finish for both. Give the space a modern edge with black metal sliding doors that stand out against the light and airy kitchen-diner. To add subtle contrast, pair a marble backsplash with wooden cabinets for a contemporary touch.
3. Freshen up the space with indoor plants
Another way to merge indoor and outdoor spaces is to introduce leafy plants for a fresh, uplifting feel. If you have some plants in your garden that can be grown indoors, add a few inside and take advantage of the natural light streaming in. Place them near the sliding doors to create a seamless connection as the space opens up.