6 ways to get a hot outdoor look in your home

With autumn fast approaching, don’t lose your favourite summer spots; why not bring your favourite outdoor looks in? Outdoor furniture can work just as well – if not better – indoors, playfully merging your most stylish spaces.

1. Experiment with exposed brick

brick wall with white window and sofa with cushions

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Nothing gives an indoor space an outdoor feel more than exposed brick walls. This pared-back look is undeniably modern, and brings a rustic charm to any space. Paired with colourful patterns and a mix of materials, this eye-catching living room knows style down to a T.

2. Don't forget the details

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They say the devil's in the details, so don't neglect them!
As well as the obvious plants in vases - which always add interest and give any space a homely feel - experiment with other outdoor-inspired pieces. These small grassy accessories bring a playful edge to this dark-wood console table.


3. Be inventive

brick wall with window and bicycle

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Plants aren't just meant for mantelpieces and windowsills, get creative and find new ways to incorporate a little greenery into your home.
This block-colour chest of drawers is already making a statement, but the addition of in-drawer plants makes this quite the hallway feature.


4. Play with materials

bedroom with white wall and cushions on bed

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This metal wire-framed four-poster bed is just the thing to bring a modern outdoor edge into your home. Its birdcage shape and iron material gives it an interesting elegance with a nod to the outdoors, while the floral bedding adds a fun splash of colour.

5. Rethink your room divides

brick wall with chair and curtains

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Forget walls! Embrace the outdoor breeze with open space between rooms. Not only will this give your home a cool warehouse look, but it's the perfect opportunity to show off beautiful fabrics as hanging dividers.

6. Go all out

white wall with chair and rope

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Why not really transform your home into an indoor-outdoor heaven? Play with greens, wood and outdoor materials for a unique look, and experiment mixing plants with indoor accessories to add depth to your space.


Tamara was Ideal Home's Digital Editor before joining the Woman & Home team in 2022. She has spent the last 15 years working with the style teams at Country Homes & Interiors and Ideal Home, both now at Future PLC. It’s with these award wining interiors teams that she's honed her skills and passion for shopping, styling and writing. Tamara is always ahead of the curve when it comes to interiors trends – and is great at seeking out designer dupes on the high street.