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How to Create the Natural, Outdoor Look Inside Your Home

16 Nov 2012 10:05:58 | Posted in Advice & Tips By Claire Evans |

harmony wood effect plank tileIf you are a lover of the outdoors and wish you could reflect this love of nature through the decor inside your home, there may well be a way. Whether you live in the city but escape to the countryside at the weekends or are looking to bring some of the nature that surrounds your countryside hideaway inside, read on for a few ways of creating the desired look;

Keep the Colour Scheme Neutral

For the natural, outdoor look, bold and brash colours are certainly out of the question. The key thing is to keep your colour scheme relaxed and neutral, so creams, beiges and greens are more likely to work well with your overall design aims.

Go For Real Wood Furniture

In order to achieve the natural finish, you need to go for the most natural furniture possible, so real wood is certainly the way to go. From tables and chairs through to cupboards, surfaces and bedroom furniture, real wood can be used throughout the home, so whatever room you are trying to create the natural look within, be sure to include some form of real wood furniture to accentuate the outdoor feel.

Introduce Wood Effect Tile Finishes

Alongside real wood furniture, there are many finishes available in an imitation wood style that can contribute to the overall design. Wood effect floor tiles don't need to be sealed, wont scratch and often are cheaper than real wood. Here at Trade Price Tiles for instance, we have the stunning Onda range, which issuitable for use on both walls and floors. These large full bodied, matt finish tiles are slightly different to most in that they have a wood grain finish so are brilliant for creating the natural, outdoor look wherever they are installed. With 40% off this range at present, they are also a great addition if you are working to a tighter budget!

 

Onda - 600x300 full bodied wood grained porcelain tiles

 

Also new this month are the Arteak and Harmony wood effect tile range. These high quality porcelain floor tiles can be found at other large tile chains for £35.00m2, shop with Trade Price Tiles for major savings.

 

Arteak & Harmony - Imitation wood plank porcelain

 

All of these tiles are suitable for outdoor use, so why not continue the look externally too?

With a mixture of all the tips detailed above, you will be well on the way to effectively reflecting your love of nature and the outdoors through the interior design of your home!

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