Flooring Style That Takes The Outdoors Inside Your Home
The backyard has always been an important part of the Australian home. From backyard cricket matches, summer BBQ’s and family gatherings, the outdoors is where some of our fondest memories are made. This season’s flooring designs will let you take full advantage of Australia’s beautiful climate by seamlessly blurring the boundary between indoor and outdoor living, so you can make the most of your backyard.
Matching Indoor and Outdoor Flooring
Choosing your indoor flooring to match that of the outside area will visually expand your home and allow you to create a truly open living space that will capture the natural freedom of the outdoors. There are plenty of flooring options that are suitable for use indoors and outdoors and will allow you to create a continuous transition between your indoor and outdoor areas.
Ceramic tiles that replicate natural stone are a perfect match for this trend. The stone will add a touch of natural elegance inside while matching your outside alfresco perfectly. You could also use polished porcelain to create a more sophisticated style indoors and choose the rougher/non-slip option for the outdoors.
Mutual Colour Scheme
If you’re only looking to floor one of your spaces, then you can still create the open atmosphere by choosing a flooring option based on a mutual colour scheme. For example, if your backyard features grey stones, then choose tiles that replicate this natural colour.
Limit The Elevation
Our top tip for implementing this beautiful trend is to try and limit the elevation or threshold between the two areas. Being able to walk completely transition free from one area to the next will make your area interconnected and help finish off the joining of the indoor and outdoor.
This trend works especially well with large sliding doors and glass panelling that will truly capture the natural light and ambience of the outdoors.
We all enjoy the freedom that comes from being outdoors – the fresh air, natural light and the incredible warm summer nights. Matching your indoor and outdoor flooring will allow you to capture this natural atmosphere and will have you truly enjoying your open-feel home.
For more indoor and outdoor styling ideas and design trends, and to see our range of outdoor tiles in-store, come and visit one of the Tile Wizards showrooms located in and around Brisbane, Coffs Harbour, the Sunshine Coast and Adelaide.