As spring approaches it is the perfect time to start revamping your home a little and looking at what needs to be changed, updated or fixed! Whether we just want a nicer place to live or have an eye on a home sale in the new year, here are some good tips for a change. Perhaps it is something big like having your bedroom redecorated, or you want a brand new dishwasher or maybe you need to look at finally clearing your blocked drain.
Your garden can easily become neglected. We can however forget to take good care of our gardens and more often than not, we may throw a few plant pots in and plants some bulbs and forget about it but there are some ways and tips to make your garden a little more liveable and create a happy space outdoors, because a little bit of fresh air and making the most of your outdoor space is a very important thing to do for your physical and mental health.
Take a little look at your local charity shops for furniture that you can use outdoors. A little bistro table, perhaps an old wooden table that you can paint up! If you already have some furniture, then giving it a little makeover can make it feel like new. Add colour, perhaps some weather resistant cushions and blankets for evenings when it can get a little chillier. A swinging bench is always a great addition to any garden for cosy evenings but if you can’t find anything within budget, then a small bistro table will get the job done – you can even take your office outdoors if you need to! It doesn’t have to be expensive!
Add a little texture to your garden or driveway and get it repaved or add some decorative flooring. This is a lovely way to bring a bit of style to a bland garden and make sure that it looks and feels good under foot. This then can enhance what you already have, and make those little plant pots look even cuter!
Lighting is key, indoors as well as out. You can intertwine some fairy lights around your fence or perhaps around your door. These can be solar powered so you don’t have to worry about leads, and there are plenty of garden centres that sell them for reasonable prices. This way you can make it cute and cosy and looking pretty. Get something a little different, butterfly’s or rose gold lanterns, or perhaps something that just suits you and your needs. It also brings the indoors outdoors a little, and will of course make your garden that extra little bit Instagram-worthy!
Make Your Garden Practical
Your garden can be used for so many things, but of course, growing your own vegetables and fruits is a big one. It saves a lot of money in the long run and you can have fresh organic veg everyday. Simple fruit trees are easy to maintain, or even herbs if you enjoy cooking can be grown on patios and it just adds a little more homeliness to your garden. You can thoroughly enjoy finding new things to plant and grow as it feels like you’re creating such a lovely environment to live in, and it’s healthy!