Category: Living Room Design Ideas

Getting Your Yard Ready for Spring

The winter tends to give homeowners a break from traditional lawn and garden chores like mowing the lawn and plucking weeds. However, as the winter comes to an end, the warm weather is on the horizon. Since your lawn and garden act as an extension of your home during the spring and summer, it’s probably a good idea to get things in order so you can enjoy it all season long. Below are a few tips to get prepared.

Clean Up

The first thing you’ll want to do is clean up your yard. There is a high possibility that there is wreckage from down tree limbs or debris that has blown into the yard that needs to be removed. Be sure to check thoroughly for things like broken bottles and sharp objects that could potentially hurt you or your family if you’re playing or lounging around outside.

Another thing that may need cleaning in your yard is the lawn furniture. Whether you placed it in a shed or left it out all winter, it may need to be hosed down and left to dry to get rid of dust, spider webs, and anything else that could be lurking in it.

Repair Any Damage

Now is the perfect time to get your hands dirty a bit (or contact a professional if you’re not too handy) and repair any damage that the winter may have caused to your lawn. This might include repairing any splintered or rotted wood on your deck or patio, tightening banisters and railings to stairs, fixing holes in screen windows and doors, and whatever other damage you see.

Get Rid of Weeds

Though your lawn is likely still short and brown from being packed down by snow and frozen from cool temperatures, if you have flowers, shrubs, or Read the rest

How A Cowhide Rug Can Beautify Your Home

Beauty is an important element in any home. Many people aim for a home that is truly beautiful in every way. Each detail needs to count. One of the best ways to get a beautiful home is with the use of the right rugs. Rugs can add lots of wonderful color, texture and impressive and unique patterns. A well placed rug can offer each room something entirely special. This is particularly true of cowhide rugs. A cow hide is made from a substance that has long been admired for beauty. The soft feel of the rug has a wonderfully plush feeling in the hand. Many homeowners love coming home after a hard day and putting their bare feet to rest on a cowhide rug. They also love how it makes the room come alive with all natural beauty.

Uniquely Stylish

One of the most important elements in any home are shapes. Shapes help define a room from start to finish. Many cowhide rugs come in unique shapes. For example, one rug may have a thicker center while another is skinnier. This helps create a delightful sense of movement in the space. It also helps bring an inviting and intriguing style to a space that otherwise might feel bland and ordinary. Another entirely wonderful aspect of owning a cowhide rug is how the rug helps make a striking statement when someone comes inside. These rugs are available in many sizes. A small rug is the ideal piece for a room that needs of pop to make it come alive with style. Larger rugs are good for use in large space that require a bit of oomph to push them into the modern era. Those who know these rugs know that they work to help bring excitement and fun to … Read the rest