Exciting indoor-outdoor trends for 2015

vegetable gardens outdoor trends

Australian families love indoor-outdoor spaces in their homes, and they are becoming more and more popular. 2015 is the year for establishing or revamping your indoor-outdoor areas, so your entire family can enjoy the benefits of living in an Australian climate. Bring fresh air and sunshine into your home, and utilise the outdoors for entertaining and relaxing.

Enhance your lifestyle

2015 will see families create outdoor spaces that allow them to enhance their own unique lifestyles. Every family is different with their own interests and hobbies, so establish a living space that offers you everything you personally need. Are you into sports? Create an outdoor gym with yoga matting or a boxing bag. Do you like to read or meditate in peace? Design your own tranquil paradise that allows you to escape from it all. Your indoor-outdoor area should be personal, and support the lifestyle of your entire family.

Vegetable gardens

Grow your own fruits, vegetables and or herbs, and enjoy the benefits of nutrition and fresh flavours. Not only will you save money from purchasing these goods from the shop, they will taste better and your indoor-outdoor space will be beautiful and rich with enticing aromas. Even young children can help you care for your garden, and they will learn about the importance of eating well and creating a sustainable future.

An outdoor office

Many people work or study from home these days and technology allows for laptops and tablets to be easily moved around. Avoid being confined to a stuffy office or work and learn with the breeze and sunshine. If a quiet space is required, establish a smaller area away from a larger outdoor entertaining area; so a focused mind does not become distracted by the noise and movement of other people.

Minimal maintenance

A busy family does not want to spend their weekends cleaning and maintaining an outdoor space – they want to spend their time utilising it for fun and relaxation. When you design an indoor-outdoor environment, consider the amount of time and energy you will need to spend keeping it up to scratch. Choose materials and plants that almost take care of themselves, or commit to hiring a professional to clean and care for everything on a regular basis.

A BBQ lifestyle

Families who enjoy eating outdoors, will also enjoy cooking outdoors. There are a diverse range of BBQs, pizza ovens and fire pits that can be incorporated into an outdoor living space, so you can escape from your indoor kitchen and socialise with the family while you are cooking. Your food will be more diverse and you may even inspire family members who do not usually cook, to take up the tongs and prepare an amazing meal.

Daybeds

A daybed is a must-have for 2015 indoor-outdoor spaces. A place to relax is essential, and there is no better place to do this than in the fresh air. Consider a traditional daybed that is either a large bench or a fold-out couch. There are also options of extra-large chairs that you can sink into, or hammocks that will allow you to swing yourself to sleep. Hammock chairs allow you to swing while sitting up, and can be an excellent choice for environments with limited space. You will almost want to move into your outdoor area, and spend the entire night sleeping in a comfortable, fresh and inviting space.

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