Love For Your Home
It’s almost Spring...well close enough!
I don’t know about you but the warmer days have me itching to get my house in order and to show it some love. With all the hearts that surround the month of February it just makes sense to show some love to ALL the things: kids, husband, friends, self....and our HOMES!
Let’s talk front doors! Your front door is something that everyone who goes by your house is going to see, so putting a little time and effort into freshening it up for Spring can add major curb appeal! I love a beautiful pop of color on a front door. Some of the more popular colors are the classic red, teal, a sunny yellow, and black is even making a comeback. A fresh coat of paint goes a long way, and if you want to try something fun you can always add some sort of wood feature like the one pictured here.
If your front door is already spectacular just change up your wreath to add a fresh & clean look!
Another great thing to do is cleaning your gutters. I know, I know this doesn’t sound fun at all but it could save you money in repairs in the long run. A couple issues they can cause is rotting wood, and separating from the house. Can you imagine if your gutters are clogged and we have a heavy rain, they would fill full of water and a gallon of water weighs roughly 8.34 pounds. Just think how many gallons your gutters could hold, that’s a lot of weight. So be diligent and take care of your investment. Buying a home is one of the largest purchases we make as consumers, if not the largest. So why not spend some time or a little money taking care of it.
I also love adding greenery around the house. Adding live plants can help to purify the air in your home so if you can keep plants alive (unlike me) I highly recommend adding some indoor foliage. A few of the best indoor plants that have purifying powers and are hard to kill are English Ivy, its a classic beauty and does great in shade. Fun tidbit…when I graduated college way back when in 2004 my class was gifted each a small trimming of English Ivy and my mother who has the greenest thumb of anyone I know, still has it thriving. The Chinese Evergreen is another gorgeous plant that can clean the air and thrives in low sunlight but beware it can be toxic to pets. Mother-in-Law’s Tongue is a great plant for beginners. It just won’t quit, hence the name….just kidding, just kidding! I have no clue how they came up with the name.
But lets be serious, I am a MOM and sometimes (well a lot of times) I forget to water my plants. So that is why I like to use some fake greenery around my house. It definitely helps add some color to a space. Check out some different ways to add fake greenery around your home in the pictures below.
So with all this LOVE in the air let’s not forget about putting some love back into our house!