Love the alfresco feel and lush green spaces but have no balcony or space for a garden in your home? The confines of urban living do not have to limit your imagination! These ideas can help you bring the outdoors indoors without breaking the bank.
1. Turn functional glass surfaces into canvases -- scenes of nature and breathtaking landscapes can breathe new life into mundane spaces.
Recreate the resort vibe in your own home with printed shower enclosures in your bathroom. You can be immersed in a forest landscape complete with a bubbling brook or even install tiles that evoke a pebble beach.
Turn your bathroom into a sanctuary with printed glass on the walls. This shower enclosure was customised by SynerG for a client.
Close up of "Trek" from SynerG's Stone Collection of printed glass panels.
The same goes for your kitchen. Instead of a plain glass backsplash, consider using printed glass to reflect breathtaking nature scenes or create an earthy feel. SynerG’s Stone and Atmos Collection feature images ranging from mountainscapes to marble and the cross section of onyx.
A kitchen backsplash from SynerG's Atmos Collection, featuring a tranquil lake scene
2. Use mirrored surfaces to reflect green spaces indoors
Place mirrors along the areas where plants are within your home to “multiply” the amount of green space.
Image credit: A Pair & A Spare (https://apairandasparediy.com/2016/10/our-studio-refresh/)
3. Replace walls or opaque partitions with glass.
Let more light into a room and if you have a view of greenery outside your home, a glass window or partition will allow a clean line of sight to the window.
Glass walls and a glass door to the toilet opens up the space in this bedroom.
4. Opt for a lighted TV feature wall or a feature bedhead using glass that recreates the look of natural stone to evoke the feeling of being in nature.
This lighted TV feature wall created using "Froth" from SynerG's Stone Collection adds a touch of class to this living room.
For more ideas, view our full range of kitchen backsplashes here.