buying a house that offers an outdoor escape directly from the bedroom,
I've had a firsthand look at what it's like to have such a luxury.
Sure, it's a simple thing, really — we'd never bat an eye at having a
door off the front of the house. It's normal and expected. But to have a
private escape off the side of your bedroom is something else entirely.
it's a walkout that steps directly into the yard or one that slips off
to a small retreat, the overall feeling is the same. Going to bed only
to realize that you'd rather gaze at the stars would no longer cause a
stir throughout the rest of the house. And better still, waking up and
wishing to sneak outside before conversing with others is a very nice
option to have. We all have those mornings, right?
So, as an ode
to bedrooms that offer such a treat, here are 13 photos of gorgeous
bedroom walkouts. Be sure to pay close attention to the doors: It seems
that they all have one thing in common. Wide open access to and from,
helping the separate spaces merge into one.
It appears that this modern
home is surrounded by lush green foliage. I can only imagine how cool it
would be to wake up and walk outside on a crisp autumn morning. Robe
and slippers, it's time to get up!
While searching for photos to
include in this ideabook, I kept coming across bedrooms with beautiful
French doors but no views of the patios that rested behind them. I was
happy to see that this bedroom also had an alternate view...
Another bedroom with just a
sliver of the porch peeking through. Judging by the way this bedroom
loft is presented, I'm sure that the porch view wouldn't let us down.
I'm especially fond of those rich colored doors.
Swiping that blanket off the
foot of the bed and heading out for a kiss from the sun would be the
first thing on the to-do list, I'm sure. Walking out to be greeted by
grass beneath your feet after a long day would be nice, too.
Gazing through this wall of
windows each morning would be a great way to get going. Until you take a
seat in one of those low-slung wooden chairs, that is. Then you can
count on hanging out rather than getting dressed.
Forget waking up to the nudging
nose a cat or dog — fish keep to themselves and won't wake you up at
5:30 a.m. on the weekend. A mesmerizing pet that you can visit at your
leisure doesn't come often. But that's okay, we all love our four-legged
friends and would never really trade them for a school of fish. Their calmness is just an added bonus.
I don't know if I'm more
attracted to the charm of French doors and their gridded panes of glass
or the smooth transition that these floor to ceiling windows offer, but
either way, this particular setup works well in this space. I'd say that
smaller rooms look better with one sheet of glass head to toe.
My favorite part about this
patio is all the texture! Bricks under your footsteps, shake siding to
your side, glossy planters down low, manicured plants reaching upwards —
all things that make this outdoor retreat deserving of an open-door
So, are you ready for a bedroom with outdoor access in
your own home? Or maybe you already have one? If you do, we'd love to
see your photos! Be sure to share in the Comments section below.
This entry was posted on September 24th, 2011
| Posted in Vitamin V