We’ve enjoyed a few hot days so far this summer and the prospect of more nice days to come is getting us excited. Just imagine your sunflowers are growing tall, your lavender scenting the whole garden and your first BBQ of the summer on the cards. This season, it is all about bringing the outside in.

Bifold Doors
Bifold doors have become a must have in properties from cottages to luxury homes. They are a fantastic way to let light flood in and give the illusion of much more space. Whether they are in your living room, dining room or an open plan kitchen these light catchers are not only a statement piece, they transform a room and add personality.

Think about extending the flooring in the same materials so that it continues outside when the bifold doors are open, it will feel like a natural extension to the house. Adding an outdoor rug, which have become more and more popular this season, matched with Scandinavian furniture will incorporate this space into your home as if it were simply another reception room. Instagram has become inundated with people moving their indoor furniture outside replicating their cosy living room outdoors in the sunshine instead, whilst also expanding their living space. After all, when the sun is shining, your living room will be the last place you want to be!

Keeping Warm
When it starts to get chilly, consider using outdoor floor lamps, they come in much better stylish options now fitted with heaters and even speakers all in one. As well as a selection of chunky blankets and throws to keep you and your guests warm, external fireplaces, more commonly known as firepits, are a big trend and focal point when embracing the inside-out styling trend.

Choosing Furniture

Think about your furniture. Many companies are now creating pieces which work equally well both inside and out. Using dark tones of lush green is a popular choice this year which works well with a lot of furniture. If you don’t have the budget for a brand new suite, accessorise with throws, cushions and accessories which can add pops of colour to achieve the look.

Read our full feature in Fine and Country Exclusive Home Worldwide Magazine here. Page 26/27.