Between time spent commuting, working in the office and conquering an endless list of to-dos at home, a full day can go by without much, if any, time spent outdoors. And although it’s not always possible to be outside, it is possible to transform your interior environments, allowing you to experience outdoor freshness inside.

Celebrity interior designer Thom Filicia transforms indoor spaces with touches of outdoor freshness, to create an inviting environment that stimulates all the senses. To achieve this, he offered these simple tips.

Embrace bright colors


By painting your walls with a bright color, the essence and vibrancy of the outdoors can be translated inside. For those who aren’t risk takers, focus on one accent wall or introduce bright colors through the use of throw pillows or blankets.

Transform fabrics with scent

Bring the outdoor freshness inside your home by washing your fabrics with new Bounce Bursts. Bounce Bursts is a bead of concentrated outdoor freshness perfume ingredients that, when added directly to the wash cycle, gives your laundry an extra boost of outdoor freshness.


Add fresh flowers to your space

By placing fresh cut flowers in your favorite vase on your desk or indoor tables, you can enjoy the scent and beauty of the outdoors while indoors.

Mix patterns and layer materials


Don’t be afraid to be playful with your fabrics — as adding in floral-inspired patterns and colors along with a mix of materials, from wood to metal or stone, will help you evoke the feeling of being outside while lounging and even working indoors.

Blur the lines

There are easy, functional and beautiful ways to use outdoor items inside, such as placing indoor/outdoor rugs in a kitchen, incorporating outdoor fabrics in your children’s playroom or placing all-weather baskets in a living room to hold extra items.

This article is courtesy of Brandpoint.