Many of us have been stuck inside much of the time for quite a while now, but with spring just around the corner (you can make it!), it's about that time to begin preparing for the warmer days to come. Being cooped up indoors, whether inside our homes or at the office gets old fast. Here are some ways to end the monotony.
Lighting Makes a World of a Difference
If you plan on spending your evenings outside getting some fresh air, you may want to take a look at your current setup. Is there enough light available in order to safely get around at night? The areas you want to spend most your time should have enough lighting so you and your guests can safely find the way down walkways. You may want to also add lights to your porch (if they aren't already there) so you can sit on your hammock and read no matter the time of day. If you have pets, it's always nice to be able to see where they are when you let them go potty in the middle of the night. Lighting can also be used to highlight or showcase accessories that you have throughout your property, which we will discuss next.
Decorate to Your Heart's Content with New Lawn Accessories
Accessories are what make a yard more than just a yard, but a decorative work of art. Having complete creative control is not only exciting but something that you get to enjoy day after day. Maybe you want to incorporate a lion or angel statue, a bird bath or fountain. Don't forget about yard ornaments. Crackle Glass Balls not only keep your planters watered (if you're one of those who doesn't exactly have a 'green thumb'), but also add a bit of color and texture to the environment. How about a 'welcome' sign out front, with your favorite cartoon character from when you were a child? Many accessories these days come in solar power options so you don't have to worry about hiding wires of replacing batteries. This makes setting up a breeze, giving you more time to relax in your newly decorated yard.
Keep Your Family and Guests Entertained and Active
A beautiful yard isn't just about display. The space must also contain some form of entertainment in order to give the most fulfilling experience. This may mean cleaning up that fire pit and making it guest-friendly again or setting up your tennis, badminton or volleyball net that you've had packed away. A lot of the time, new homeowners will move in and only unpack what they feel is necessary, putting off the rest for later. Spring cleaning doesn't have to wait. Go through those storage units, one box at a time and see what kinds of fun things you come across. We're pretty certain you're going to track down at least a few items that are going to spice up your yard. Not have anything to use? To keep a low budget for all of your home improvement and gardening needs, go to your local thrift and discount shops or garage sales for affordable solutions.
Jamie Kirk is an interior decorator by profession. A father of two he often juggles between his household responsibilities and clients with ease. He often advises people on matters of home improvement on his blog. To know more about him you can visit his site www.leantoconservatories.org