48+ Stunning Indoor Courtyard Design Ideas
An indoor courtyard is ideal if you don't have good weather conditions or space outside, or maybe if you want to add a part of nature right inside the house. Such a courtyard is especially fantastic for a minimalist interior as it's usually deprived of plants or natural-looking pieces and materials, so greenery creates a contrast. Make a pond with water lilies inside - it makes any space very relaxing and looks so zen! Or maybe trees and bushes indoors? Yes, please! Just imagine how it feels to drink a cup of tea and read a book under your own indoor trees! Another advantage of an indoor courtyard is that you can enjoy nature and greenery at any season as inside it's always warm. Enjoy the ideas below!
Your indoor courtyard can be incorporated into any space with any style - from rustic to minimalist, they are always cool and refreshing. Your indoor garden, pond or whatever you have should coordinate with the indoor decor and keep the style the same. For example, if you have a minimalist interior, you can go for a zen garden with rocks, gravel and a single tree, or if it’s a tropical home, go for bold and lush greenery all over. Combine various textures to make the courtyard look cooler and catchier, don’t focus on only one type of greenery or trees.
An indoor courtyard almost always means an indoor garden, and it can be completed with a pond or just a water body or a waterfall. You can go for greenery, grass, moss, trees, bushes and even blooms but the latter are a rare thing for inner courtyard as they require a lot of natural light, and you can usually allow just a skylight or even nothing. If there’s enough space, you can create a whole terrace with a dining or sitting space in here and create a whole relaxation oasis.