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Weekend Project: Connecting Your Indoor and Outdoor Living Spaces

For most of the year, outdoor areas are overlooked when it comes to decorating. You only need to look through your window to understand why. But as soon as the weather starts to warm up, patio decorating, and veranda projects are back on the agenda.

Indoor-outdoor spaces are a great way to make the most of your home when the sun is shining. Whether you’re alfresco entertaining or relaxing, fling your doors wide open and create a seamless connection between the inside and outside.


How to bring indoor-outdoor spaces to life

Like many of our patio ideas, Dulux Creative Director, Marianne Shillingford, explains that “you can use colour outside just as you would inside. For example, if your garden has grey paving, choosing a matching colour for the masonry will make the area feel instantly more spacious.”

For this Weekend Project, we used earthy colours and natural textures to create a warm, tactile space.

We painted a graphic slice of Caramel Latte Dulux Simply Refresh One Coat across the interior wall, with Sandstone Dulux Weathershield All Weather Protection Smooth Masonry Paint continuing outside to seamlessly unite the two areas. 

In the kitchen, we added extra impact by painting the units and skirting boards in rich Black Dulux Quick Dry Satinwood for a contemporary and cosy look. This was complemented by a white backdrop, using Nutmeg White and Almond White.

In the garden, we followed the same idea with Gardenia Dulux Weathershield All Weather Protection Smooth Masonry Paint that created a lovely surround for the Newbury tiles from our partner, Topps Tiles.

Eco Tip: Enhance indoor-outdoor spaces with natural greenery, and if you have leftover paint, try painting planters and pots in the same shades for a harmonious look.

What you’ll need:

  • Tape measure and pencil
  • String and chalk
  • Masking tape
  • Scissors
  • Stirring stick
  • Roller and tray

Dulux Simply Refresh One Coat
Dulux Quick Dry Satinwood
Dulux Weathershield All Weather Protection Smooth Masonry Paint

Paint a graphic shape:

10 minutes
Once you’ve painted the wall in white and it’s dry, decide on the basic layout of the design and at what height it should begin. Wipe a piece of chalk along the length of your string. Pin it to the wall at one end and select the angle.

20 minutes
Hold the string taut and ‘ping’ it to leave a line. Using the tape, mask along the line, then repeat for the intersecting lines. Repeat for the other colours.

30 minutes (+ drying)
Stir paint well before pouring into the tray. Paint up to and slightly over the tape line with a roller in Caramel Latte Simply Refresh One Coat. Leave to dry.

10 minutes
Carefully remove the masking tape and admire the results.

Browse our range of exterior décor ideas and urban garden ideas for spring and summer.

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