May 28 2021

7 Inexpensive Ways to Spruce Up Your Outdoor Living Space This Summer

by Erin

Inexpensive Outdoor Living Space

With the Spring season coming to a close, summer is just around the corner. The warm weather is the perfect time to spruce up your outdoor living space and enjoy the fruits of your labor. In this article, we’re sharing a few great inexpensive ways to revive up your backyard in your new home so you can show it off this summer!

 

Build an Outdoor Firepitome

 

Imagine cozying up with family and friends after the sun sets near a beautiful flame in your backyard. You can make it happen by building your own outdoor fire pit with a bit of elbow grease. This can become an easy DIY project that you’ll be proud of. You can roast marshmallows and tells scary stories with the kids or simply relax next to your new fire pit with a good book in hand.

 

Paint Your Fence

 

One of the easiest ways to make a difference in any space, whether outdoors or indoors, is by adding a little color. Take that old brown fence from drab to fab with your choice of paint color this summer to make a statement and refresh your outdoor living space. 

 

Revive Old Patio Furniture

 

If you haven’t used your patio furniture all year, it’s probably time to dust it off and give it a good deep clean in preparation for all of your backyard shindigs coming up this summer. Not everyone can purchase brand new future, but a couple of cans of spray paint may do just the thing. Restore those rusted metal chairs with a few coats of spray paint, and no one will ever notice. This method works great for wicker as well.

 

Plant Flowers

 

You can plant inexpensive flowers that are in season to brighten up and heighten the look of your backyard. Perennials are a great flower to start with, and they come back each year which makes them a fantastic investment. Your neighbors will envy you and your pockets with thank you.

 

Set the Mood with Lighting

 

Adding outdoor lighting provides the perfect touch to your backyard living space. You can wrap your trees, tables, and even fences with affordable string lights to add a romantic feel. Outdoor lights are perfect for eating dinner after dark and enjoying a fantastic summer evening with the ones you love.

 

Purchase an Outdoor Rug

 

Outdoor rugs are a great affordable way to elevate your outdoor living space! Adding an outdoor rug to your backyard provides your space with more color and personality with little to no effort.

 

Create an Outdoor Dining Space

 

Who doesn’t love to eat outside during the summer? You can bring your favorite meals outdoors with a table and few chairs that complement the space, and voila! Savor your first cup of brew with your morning paper or fire up the grill and dig into some tasty barbeque at your outdoor dining space. 

 

However you decide to revamp your backyard living space, get creative and have fun with it. Once your work is complete, it will quickly become your favorite outdoor hangout spot. After a long day’s work, retreating to your outdoor living space to relax is the perfect way to end your day. 

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March 2 2020

Must Have Home Design Trends in 2020

by racheal

Blue Kitchen Cabinets in New Home

The New Year more than likely brings about the desire for change in many areas of your life including your home. Trying to keep your décor up to date with what’s trending each year can be pretty stressful at times. Things change with the blink of an eye from furniture styles, paint colors, and even fabric choices. You may be tempted to make a few adjustments to your interior design as you journey through this year and we’d like to help give you an idea of what direction the popular design trends are going in 2020 and beyond. 

 

Painted Kitchen Cabinets

 

Have fun with color this year in one of your favorite rooms in the home, the kitchen. Choose an element of your kitchen such as the island or cabinets and go to town with a pop of color like dark red, navy blue, bright yellow, and even green.

 

Textured Wall Tiles

 

Adding textured tiles on the walls is a great way to add a little pizazz to your interior design. It adds character and personality to every room without overpowering it. Try adding an embossed title for a luxury look in your bathroom or some subtle texture as a kitchen backsplash.

 

Curved Furniture

 

Curved furniture such as headboards, love seats, and chairs are making a comeback this year with some of the throwback styles from the ’60s and ’70s of course with a modern touch. We are moving away from the more structured and rectangular shapes and moving toward gentle curves that will help to create a soft environment.

 

Dark Painted Doors

 

Say goodbye to those drab white or brown front doors that initially came with your home and say hello to a fresh paint job in 2020. The color black in either a satin or gloss finish gives your front entrance an elegant and classic look. Or try a nice deep blue hue to give your home a more vintage jazzy appearance that is sure to wow your guests. What a great way to make an entrance to the New Year.

 

Thrift Store Crafting

 

Although this is nothing new, repurposing thrift store finds is definitely a popular interior design trend that won’t hurt your bank account and adds a touch of personality to any room. Pick up a wicker chair and apply a few coats of spray paint or repurpose a preloved vase for a special touch to any room in your home.

 

Plant life

 

Beautifying your new home through the addition of plant life is continuing to be common in this year’s interior design trends. Adding live plants and flowers assists in providing personality and another layer of space in the home. It can also add a simple dash of color in drab spaces.

 

Mixed Metal finishes

 

Simple traces of mixed metal finishes throughout the home on things like doorknobs and sink features create a very simplistic accent to your home’s interior design.

 

Wallpaper

 

Painting the walls is not always everyone’s favorite option so adding wallpaper is a great go-to way to add color to the rooms in your home. In 2020 you can expect to see more pops of color through the use of wallpaper. You can expect to see the wallpaper in the form of botanical designs, metallic, and geometric patterns this year. Choose from a wide selection of designs and place your wallpaper on your bathroom walls, ceilings, walkways, and even use it for accent walls in bedrooms and living spaces.

 

Kitchen Islands

 

Kitchen islands have become very popular over the years and allow for more space for both dining and meal preparation as well as allow for ease with the entertaining of guests while still being the life of the party. This has become a common focal point in the kitchen space and a must-have feature in almost any home. 

 

However you choose to decorate your home this year, be sure to do it with love and don’t hold back on your creativity. Your home’s interior design is an expression of your personality.

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January 5 2018

Interior Design Trends We Can Expect in 2018

by Kelley

Home Design Trends 2018

If you just purchased a new home and are looking for some ideas on how to thoughtfully design each space you’ve stumbled on the right page. We’ve looked far and wide for inspiration to see what design elements will take your new home to the next level. Check out a few of the interior design trends we can expect in 2018.

Colorful Kitchens

Long gone are the days of stark white kitchens. More and more kitchen designs are show casing bold color choices on cabinetry and backsplashes. Happen to be a diehard fan of the all-white kitchen? Try adding pops of color by placing colorful glassware on open shelving. If it drives you crazy, you can always put it back in the cabinet and switch back to the classic bone glassware.

Artistic Plants

Live plant arrangements are becoming more of a design must have. Vertical herb gardens have turned into marvelous plant walls. The good thing is plants are affordable and they’ll pay you back in fresh air.

Statement Furniture

Bold furniture pieces will be the focal point of the room. Less is more still seems to be in as more designs feature contemporary elements so splurging on a large statement piece means you’re half way there.

Floral Prints

Yes, you read correctly but we’re not talking about the floral prints of the past. Floral patterns are making a comeback with warmer tones and fresh modern elements.

Black and White

No matter how you use it, this trend just doesn’t seem to go away so if you’re a fan of the contrasting pair it may be safe to say you’ve landed on a classic.

Hope this gives you a little inspiration. Happy designing!

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