Artificial grass is, of course, a great way to spruce up your back yard.
It doesn’t need much maintenance, so it can look great year round. However, have you ever thought about installing it indoors? No, it’s not as crazy as it sounds.
Here’s why you’d want to, and a few ways you can use it to its best inside the home.
Versatility of Artificial Grass
Artificial grass is great for lawns, but it’s not just for lawns.
As it’s not living grass you can have it anywhere you can install it. It won’t need water or trimming, so it won’t need a lot of effort to take care of it while it’s in your home, also.
It’s actually a great, easily cared for interior design choice. It also looks fantastic, and will certainly be a talking point whenever you have guests.
7 Ways to Use Artificial Grass Indoors
We explore the benefits of artificial grass and its external uses all the time, but what about artificial grass for inside?
Artificial grass has been installed for indoor putting greens for years, but homeowners and businesses alike are also installing artificial grass indoors for design purposes.
The color brings the outdoors inside, without the mess, which can provide a fresh new feel to the interior of your home.
Let’s take a look at the seven ways people use artificial grass indoors.
1. Indoor putting greens
You don’t need to be a millionaire to have a custom built putting green right in your own home, when you can build it yourself. All you need is artificial grass and a large drill bit.
You will need to drill where the hole will be, and then lay the grass over it. Cut the grass out around the hole with a utility knife, and you have your very own indoor golf paradise.
2. Covering furniture
Really? Yes! There’s a few ways you can use artificial grass to really jazz up some furniture.
You can use it near an indoor pool, to cover stools at a bar, or even a whole couch. Just use your imagination. To cover your furniture, buy enough material to cover it properly, with enough to create a seam around the edges. Then, simply fit the grass around it.
Once you’re done, glue or staple gun it into place. It’s an easy to way to update old or ageing furniture, and it’s affordable too.
3. Flooring for play areas
The great thing about artificial grass is that it’s non toxic and very soft.
That’s why it’s perfect for children to play on, indoors and out. Schools have taken to having them installed, as they’re such a better surface than concrete and hard floors for playtime.
There’s several ways you can use artificial grass for play areas and rooms. You can simply carpet a whole room in it, in the same way you’d lay a traditional carpet.
You can also cover a small area with it, if you want somewhere sectioned off for soft play.
4. Transition from indoors to outdoors
In many homes, there are areas where a lot of people will be coming in and out.
Think about your porch, or your back door.
There are lots of feet coming through, each and every day. Artificial grass can take the heavy use that these rooms will take, as well as lending a fresh and unique look to your home. Again, all you have to do is lay your artificial grass like traditional carpet.
You can pair the grass with freshly painted, pale coloured walls to remind you of the outdoors, even when the weather is rainy and you want to stay in the warmth of your home.
5. Cover the walls
Who says artificial grass has to stay on the floor?
It can be used to line your walls to create a really cool and unusual look.
It’s also a great idea for businesses and bars, as it can make your venue memorable and fun to visit. To attach grass to the walls, use cardboard to create a template on the wall you want to attach it to. Attach the template to the back of the grass, and cut around it so it’s the right size.
Then, use an electric drill to easily attach it to the wall in question.
6. Indoor sports arenas
Of course, one of artificial grass’ original uses is to replace real grass in sports arenas.
It was designed for sports as real grass wouldn’t get enough light to grow in some indoor arenas. Because of that, it’s perfect to lay in yours. To install, follow standard installation procedures found on most installation websites.
Lay a layer of builder’s sand, then a membrane and then tack down the lawn itself. It’ll be ready almost straight away to be played on.
When you go to conventions or other events, businesses need a way to display their ware on their booth. Artificial grass has been used by many businesses to add a fun touch to their booth.
It attracts visitors and potential customers, as they want to know what the booth covered in grass does!
All you need is a length of grass and a staple gun. Just take the grass and attach it to your table or booth, stapling it where it needs to hold. It can easily be pulled away if needed, and will look great with little effort.
How to Install it Indoors
As mentioned in most of these examples, an artificial lawn can be installed like a traditional carpet.
All you have to do is ensure you have the right size of lawn for the floor size you need covered, and you’ll have it fitted within hours.
If you’re using it to cover things temporarily, or to cover objects like furniture, a staple gun may be the best tool to get it attached. When attaching it to walls, as mentioned in the guide, use an electric drill to screw the grass to the wall and hold it there.
Sit Back and Enjoy
There’s been a lot of examples in this guide, but there’s probably more uses for artificial lawns that you can think of.
There really are no limits on what you can do with the material.
Let your imagination run riot and create something really fun, unique and comfy.