These Bedrooms are the Next Best Thing to Sleeping Outside

These Bedrooms are the Next Best Thing to Sleeping Outside

Nancy Mitchell
May 12, 2018
(Image credit: Jessica Isaac)

Sleeping under the stars is one of those things that sounds lovely and romantic, but doesn't quite live up to the hype. There's dirt! There are bugs! There's strange howling! But if you want to embrace the outdoors and still sleep bug-free, there's a way you can have the best of both worlds: Make your space indoor/outdoor (via a giant wall of windows). Open it up during the day to blur the lines between indoors and out, and close it at night for a little privacy and insect prevention. Here's some inspiration.

This Silver Lake bungalow's bedroom has doors that open up to the backyard, letting in plenty of light and a peek of greenery.

(Image credit: Leanne Bertram)

In an innovative South Australian house, the large louvered windows and high ceilings bring so much brightness indoors.

(Image credit: Marisa Vitale)

The wallpaper in this bedroom in a California Craftsman has a natural feel, which is cemented by the large bay windows with a view of the great outdoors.

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