I’m a law abiding citizen.  I never went through a rebellious teenager stage.  Perhaps that’s why I get such a thrill when I see conventional decorating wisdom cast aside.  Following are 10 rooms that disregard “the rules” and feature outdoor chairs inside.  They range in style, but in all of them, the unexpected inclusion of outdoor furniture provides a jolt, added interest, and elevates the overall room.

10 Times Outdoor Chairs Looked Great Indoors | Breaking the Rules | Motley Decor

This Spanish home is monochromatic and wrought with quiet eclecticism–from the opulent lighting choices to the surprising glove molds displayed prominently on the mantel.  Weathered garden chairs blend into the scene beautifully, accompanied by potted palm trees.

10 Times Outdoor Chairs Looked Great Indoors | Breaking the Rules | Motley Decor

In the dining room of Michelle & Yvez Halard (found via architectural.com), the overall feel is maximalist and formal with the scroll-backed patio chairs adding a welcome dose of character.

10 Times Outdoor Chairs Looked Great Indoors | Breaking the Rules | Motley Decor

An unmatched pair of chairs by Junya Ishigami add a sculptural element to this marble-clad bathroom.

10 Times Outdoor Chairs Looked Great Indoors | Breaking the Rules | Motley Decor

In the bedroom of this Sydney flat, an ornate patio chair echoes the railing on the balcony and acts as a foil to the Japanese artwork it sits below.

10 Times Outdoor Chairs Looked Great Indoors | Breaking the Rules | Motley Decor

Informal and unpretentious, a trio of distressed red outdoor chairs surround an indoor dining table, creating a relaxed yet stylish scene.

10 Times Outdoor Chairs Looked Great Indoors | Breaking the Rules | Motley Decor

Garden chairs are an unexpected but no less beautiful addition to this French-inspired space with checked floors, toile-palened walls, and an imposing chest of drawers.

10 Times Outdoor Chairs Looked Great Indoors | Breaking the Rules | Motley Decor

In a polished living room with so many right angles, delicately scrolled patio chairs both soften the scene and add interest.

10 Times Outdoor Chairs Looked Great Indoors | Breaking the Rules | Motley Decor

Outdoor peacock chairs are right at home in this rustic and welcoming dining room.

10 Times Outdoor Chairs Looked Great Indoors | Breaking the Rules | Motley Decor

A vintage patio chair works well as a vanity stool in this bathroom.  (I had a similar thought when I refinished a flea market find that now sits in front of my bedroom mirror.)

10 Times Outdoor Chairs Looked Great Indoors | Breaking the Rules | Motley Decor

A little greenery and some gorgeous garden chairs can go a long way in creating the illusion of dining al fresco in your centrally heated and/or cooled dining room, as evidenced by this home.

Do you use your patio chairs indoors?  If so, tell us about it in the comments below.