These inspirational rooms open up whole walls to the great outdoors for a seamless transition between outside and in
Also known as folding or sliding doors, bi-folds have seen a surge in popularity in recent years, surpassing the more traditional French windows. The lines between inside and outside living have become blurred, with the option of opening up whole walls of glass to the great outdoors. Take inspiration from these sleek designs on how to incorporate them into your own home…
Room with a view
If you’re blessed with a gorgeous garden or beautiful countryside views, make the most of them by maximizing on window coverage to create a real-life nature wall mural. This rustic and retro-style dining room has bi-fold doors set into floor-to-ceiling glass wall panels for a seamless transition between outside and in, enhanced by a botanical decorating scheme.
The simplest solution for screening bi-fold doors is to opt for full-length curtains. A light fabric such as chiffon or linen adds to the vintage feel in this kitchen diner, providing privacy whilst at the same time allowing soft summer breezes to flow freely through the room.
Sleek and space-saving
The beauty of bi-fold – as opposed to French – is their space-saving nature, allowing you flexibility with where you position your furniture. A dining table positioned right in front of the doors allows you to enjoy an alfresco dining experience, even if the weather turns. Vases of fresh seasonal flowers and pretty bunting add to the garden party mood.
Forget an extension, bi fold doors opening up onto an outdoor seating area add square footage to a bijoux living space, creating the illusion of an additional room that flows off the interior, even when the doors are shut. Here, pastel colours are used both indoors and outdoors to create a coherent scheme between the two areas, making it feel like one big room.
You’ve been framed
Timber bi-fold doors are a fantastic option for those after a more traditional look or renovating a period property. They tend to be more frame-heavy, but still let in plenty of natural light and have the added benefit of being easily painted in bright paint shades to compliment your interior, too.