Bringing the Outside Into Your Home

It's a good idea to bring a bit of the outside into your home to brighten even the dreariest of days. Rain, thunder and lightning won't dampen spirits when the interior reflects that life is sunny. Explore how adding a few touches here and there can open up any home to the possibilities of living well.


Bring the outside in by incorporating:

  • Potted plants. It doesn't matter how much light your home gets, there is a potted plant that can thrive in your particular environment. Ask associates at a trusted garden center to find just the right fit. Group several plants together for a pop of greenery; purchase plants in varying heights for a more dramatic effect throughout the house.
  • A sunroom. Window-filled rooms are an ideal way to welcome in the light. Experience the warmth of the sun in an air-conditioning setting or feel the coolness of the rain without getting wet... all within your own home.
  • A water feature. Fountains and waterfalls are an especially effective way of inviting nature indoors. The trickling sounds of water can be relaxing and comforting at the end of a long day.
  • Art. Paintings and photos of meadows, beaches, skies, deserts and mountains can take residents to other places. Hang such artwork on the wall to enliven any room and transform even the dullest of spaces.
  • Fresh flowers. Literally bring a piece of the outside in, when bringing in some cut flowers. Choose some posies out of your own garden to make the arrangements extra special. Display flowers in recycled wine bottles for a shabby chic look or glass vases for a more polished look.

Don't wait until it's raining to bring the outside indoors; invite the beauty of the outside into your home whenever the mood strikes.

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