Five Simple Landscaping Ideas That Will Transform Your Property

Transforming your property doesn’t need to just involve the inside. There are many landscaping ideas, big or small that can modernize your property. The ideas below will give you some inspiration to get started transforming your home and garden.

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Finding the Perfect Match

Planting flowers that work well together will make it look like you have put in a lot more work with minimum effort. For instance, color pairings are an easy way to do this. If you are considering a vegetable patch, cabbages and tomatoes grow so much better when they are together. You may want to match your flowers with the color scheme in the rest of your garden. Follow this guide for the best pairings to begin planting.

Make the Most of Your Walls

Adding flora or using specialty building stone in your landscaping can aid in bringing your property to life from the outside. Climbing flora around your doorways can look beautiful and doesn’t need much upkeep. You can also attach flower pots to your walls or purchase hanging baskets. Specialty stone can be used to make a variety of features in your garden including staircases or even an outdoor fireplace. Using good quality stone for the walls can improve the look of your outdoor space dramatically.

Add a Water Feature

It is no secret that water can help us to stay calm and provide us with a soothing environment. Adding a water feature to your garden can bring a centerpiece to the area and can make the whole garden come together. Running water is very therapeutic and is a great feature to add to your garden if you want a space to relax. Water features don’t need to be expensive; you can get small water features for a great price.

Outdoor Furniture

There are many permanent and non-permanent outdoor furniture ideas that can make your garden welcoming for friends and family. If you are going to be spending a lot of time outdoors, it may be worth building some outdoor stone seating that you can then add pillows and cushions to. Done properly, this can really add to your garden and means you never have to bother bringing chairs in when the weather’s bad. If you have a sheltered part of your garden, outdoor chairs and tables can be put under here to protect them from the weather when not in use. There are hundreds of outdoor furniture sets to choose from for families or couples; this is where you can bring a touch of your own style into your garden.

Make Your Space Private

If you want your garden to be transformed so you can spend more time outside, you want the space to be just for you. There are many ways to close your garden off from the outside world, including fences and hedges. If you fancy yourself a dab hand at DIY, check out these gorgeous homemade fences for some inspiration.

Achieving your dream garden doesn’t need to be difficult or expensive. Follow these simple tips to begin improving your landscape.

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Make Your Home Sparkle this Season with these Easy Holiday Decorating Ideas!

Decorating for the holidays is one of my favorite times of the year. Here are some easy ways you can create this magical sparkle at home, in no time!

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Match Your Existing Decorating Style

Just because it’s in the store, it doesn’t mean it will match your home! There are so many beautiful Christmas decorating objects that you can decorate your home with, but you want to be careful that it won’t clash with your existing decorating. If you have bohemian style decorating at home, you want to try to choose holiday decor that will match this specific style. If your home is monochrome (black and white), you might want to make your tree like this too, with a pop of one color such as silver. Being cautious of how you decorate your home is one way to make sure it looks designer-ready when your guests come over!

Wrap Garland Around Your Windows

Fresh green garland isn’t only for wrapping around your staircase and mantel, you can even spruce up your windows with it too! Since garland can be super pricey in some places, its easy to make it at home yourself. All you need is some wire and twine to wrap and secure branches of pine tree around the wire. Then, attach some Christmas ornaments onto the garland for a customized, and unique look.

Make Easy Decorations Out of Paper

There are a ton of easy holiday inspired decorations that you can make with just paper! The living room above shows how you can use just metallic paper to create circular style decorations that scream “Christmas is here!” for only a few dollars. Cut out out a piece of wrapping paper and fold it up into a fan. secure the ends to create a circular decoration that’s easy, peasy, and most importantly, affordable.

Mini Christmas Trees

These mini trees are absolutely adorable and are a fun way to spread the holiday spirit throughout your home. You can purchase mini faux trees or even real small trees at your local Christmas tree stand and place them into decorative planters. Then, hang some ornaments on them and voila – you have yourself a cute and easy decoration that costs only a few dollars. There are also stores like Magnolia that sell mini trees and other decorative holiday objects that are affordable and super cute!

Go Big with Your Staircase Railing

Make the entrance of your home stand out and make a grand first impression to any family and friends that come over. This means, going big with your staircase railing and packing on that garland. Skip the thin store-bought plastic garland, create your own and home and pile it on to create a layered, rich look. You can also stack some fake presents along the stairs to really get your guests in the mood!

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