Bringing The Outside In To Your New Fitout Christine April 4, 2024

Bringing The Outside In To Your New Fitout


Residing in Australia is synonymous with embracing the outdoors and relishing nature at its finest. However, the reality for many of us is spending most of our working lives within the confines of four walls, tethered to a desk. This setup often results in missing out on the numerous benefits of the great outdoors. Consequently, a popular trend involves bringing the outside in during fitout projects. If your office is due for a renovation or you’re embarking on a project from scratch, these ideas are worth considering.

Start planting

To bring a bit of the outdoors inside during your fitout, start by adding some greenery. More plants not only make a space look good but also bring a sense of calm and productivity to the workplace. If you’re not a plant expert, don’t worry—there are low-maintenance indoor plants that you can choose from. Another cool idea is to create a focal point in the room with a living plant wall—a vertical arrangement of plants, flowers, or foliage against a wall. It’s an easy way to introduce nature and freshness to your indoor space.

Go with earthy tones

Enhancing your fitout with earthy tones, like various shades of brown and green, can seamlessly bring a touch of the outdoors inside. As visual beings, our surroundings greatly influence our mood, and incorporating these natural hues not only adds a visual appeal but also fosters a sense of relaxation. The infusion of earthy tones creates a connection with the outdoor environment, offering a subtle nod to nature. So, whether it’s warm browns or soothing greens, consider incorporating these earthy tones to create a space that not only looks appealing but also promotes a calm atmosphere to work in.

Add a terrace or garden

Consider incorporating a terrace or garden space into your building, regardless of the floor level. This concept is particularly beneficial in large commercial buildings, offering a shared outdoor space for employees to enjoy a brief respite during the day. Beyond serving as a break area, it contributes to fostering a sense of openness throughout the environment. You don’t need a large space to make this happen. Sometimes even small spaces can benefit from a bit of greenery.

Choose materials inspired by nature

When planning your new fitout, opt for materials that draw inspiration from nature, such as wooden furniture and items crafted from recycled materials. From wood and clay to stone, the design possibilities are vast. The underlying concept is to embrace natural elements, creating an environment where everyone inside the space experiences a connection to the outdoors.

We often find ourselves spending a lot of time in places that don’t exactly spark creativity or boost productivity. Bringing a bit of the outdoors into your new fitout can do wonders for your team’s morale, making everyone feel more comfortable and inspired. Aim for a natural and relaxed vibe to create an open and nature-inspired space where everyone can work efficiently.


Whether you’re considering a residential or commercial facelift, it’s always important to speak to a professional before you start tearing down a wall or two. In operation for over ten years, Brisbane based Kibo Constructions believe that quality, reliable workmanship with an honest approach shouldn’t be the exception to the rule.

With a wealth of experience in office fitouts already under our belts, our in house joinery provides access to having your very own custom home furniture and features such as tables, desks, shelves and drawers to fit any space or design requirements necessary. By working closely with our clients, we ensure that the entire process is both a transparent and enjoyable experience from start to finish.

If you know that there’s an upcoming project for you, your brand or your business, we would love the opportunity to provide a quote – you might be pleasantly surprised at the result. As we specialise in commercial, hospitality and residential fit out options in Brisbane and the Gold Coast, please get in touch to discuss how we can bring your vision to life.

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