Simple design tips for bringing outdoor freshness into indoor spaces – Ellwood City Ledger: Home & Garden

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. In fact, Americans spend 90 percent or more of their time indoors according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Although it’s not always possible to increase the amount of time spent outside, it is possible to transform your interior environments allowing you to experience outdoor freshness even if you’re inside.

Celebrity interior designer Thom Filicia knows the benefits of the outdoors and the importance of bringing it inside. Through his designs, he often finds ways to transform indoor spaces with touches of outdoor freshness, to create an inviting environment that stimulates all the senses. To achieve this, he offers five simple tips.

1. 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, focusing on one accent wall or introducing bright colors through the use of throw pillows or blankets is an easy (and maybe less daunting) way to bring the outdoors indoors.

2. 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 and transforms your fabrics, allowing you to experience outdoor freshness even if you are inside! Additionally, certain fragrances like the floral based perfumes which inspired Bounce Bursts’ Outdoor Fresh scent are known to stimulate the senses and improve mood and energy.

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