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Bring the Outdoors into Your Living Space

Ann P. Brennan Interior Design in Sarasota specializes in bringing the outdoors into living spaces to create a refreshing and vibrant atmosphere in your home. Living in Florida means we get to utilize our outdoor living spaces year-round. These are some of the ways to achieve this:

Utilize Outside Views

Arrange your furniture in a way that allows you to enjoy the outdoor views. Position seating areas near windows or glass doors overlooking gardens, landscapes, or other appealing outdoor spaces.

Natural Light

Maximize the amount of natural light entering your home by opening curtains or blinds during the day. Consider using sheer or light-colored window treatments that allow light to pass through while maintaining privacy.



Plants Introduce houseplants to your living spaces. Choose a variety of plants with different shapes, sizes, and textures to create visual interest. Select plants suitable for the available light levels in each area of your home and make sure to provide proper care and maintenance. Natural Materials Incorporate natural materials into your home's decor. Use wood, stone, or bamboo for flooring, furniture, and accessories. Natural materials bring a sense of warmth and earthiness, connecting your living space to the outdoors. Living Walls

Install a living wall or vertical garden to transform a blank wall into a lush and green focal point. These systems use specially designed plant containers or panels to create a vertical arrangement of plants. Ensure proper irrigation and maintenance to keep the plants healthy. Earth Tone Color Palette Choose a color palette inspired by nature. Earthy tones like greens, browns, blues, and neutrals create a calming and outdoorsy ambiance. Use these colors on walls, furniture, and accessories to evoke a natural atmosphere. Water Features Incorporate water elements such as fountains, small indoor ponds, or tabletop waterfalls into your living spaces. The sound and sight of flowing water can create a serene and natural atmosphere. Outdoor-Inspired Textures Use fabrics and textiles with outdoor-inspired textures, such as linen, cotton, jute, or woven materials. Incorporate these textures through cushions, curtains, rugs, and upholstery to add a tactile connection to nature.



Open Spaces Create a seamless transition between indoor and outdoor areas by opening up your living spaces. Install large sliding glass doors or folding doors that can be fully opened, blurring the boundaries between inside and outside. Nature-Inspired Artwork Hang artwork or photographs featuring landscapes, plants, or animals to add a touch of nature to your living spaces. These pieces can provide a sense of the outdoors, even if you don't have direct outdoor views.


Everyone’s home can be unique, so these ideas are easily adaptable to suit your individual style and the available space in your living areas. We will help you enjoy the process of bringing the outdoors in and creating a harmonious connection with nature and the tropics in your home.


Contact our team at Ann P. Brennan Interior Design in Sarasota to schedule your initial consultation and get started designing your dream home.

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