The most organic room you can design in your home is one that blurs the line between the indoor and outdoor areas of your home. Growing indoor plants can introduce some nature to the interior and placing outdoor furniture in the backyard can create a contrasting effect. But there is one type of room that can seamlessly bring the two worlds together.
Indoor-outdoor rooms, sometimes referred to as California rooms, combine the best of both worlds to create a space that is partially inside the home and partially outdoors. The difference between an outdoor living room and an indoor-outdoor space is that the prior is situated entirely on the outside of the main building. This can be anything from a patio or terrace, to a deck. An indoor-outdoor room, however, exists on the border between the interior and exterior of your home.
There are several ways you can create an indoor-outdoor room and make it the perfect space for all manner of activities.
The Most Important Ingredient In an Indoor-Outdoor Room: Space
Before you start envisioning the design of your indoor-outdoor living room you must first choose its location. Naturally, the location is among the most important factors that will determine how well this room will serve its purpose.
As one would expect, one of the best areas in the house to have an indoor-outdoor space is near a sliding glass door that leads to a patio. Oftentimes homeowners will leave this area open to make the passage to the outside more seamless. But you can use this to your advantage. With enough space for furniture and decor, you can create a room that gracefully transitions from the interior to the exterior.