~ Overanalyzing the interiors of our homes over and over again, looking for elegant and comfortable solutions, sometimes leaves us no energy to spruce up the outdoors, entranceway, backyard, lanais, and the gateway. Here are 3 easy tips to add exciting eye-catching features to your household.
- Beacons of light
Have you ever come home late from work or gathering, driving your own car or being driven by a friend and couldn’t see in the dark where to step out and insert your key in? Moreover, the car driver could not find the proper driveway scheme to drive on due to darkness? Hey guys, that is happening right in my own entrance. It’s dark and I always have to shrug my shoulders when friends carpool and don’t know where to park or drive on the property. This prompted me to look into one solar lighting feature for our existing fence. The garden gate already has two standing night lights, but they don’t quite shine the way as Solar Fence Cap light does.
A solar fence cap light only turns on when darkness falls and because it’s solar-powered there are no extra bill charges. The painted design on see-through plastic allows the light inside easily shine through. It seems to be weatherproof and more durable than glass.
2. Overgrowing flower basket
A hanging flower basket outside your home is a festive addition, that adds a burst of bright color, texture and attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. One of my favorite quotes “The earth laughs in flowers” comes pretty handy when we appreciate this nature’s beauty. You can combine different vibrant colors, textures, and sizes and remember to give the blooms nice feeding every month.
Larger baskets will require more high-quality fertilizer, than smaller ones. That way the flowers will display the spill out effect and will add extra depth to the arrangement. Patio containers and build in flower boxes require care, regular trimming, watering regularly, especially in the Summer months, and feeding them fertilizer once a month would benefit the development of blooms.
3. Lighting up the exterior
Lighting up the outside of the house covets a different kind of warmth. The house that stands alone in the dark looks colder and less inviting.
Just two days ago, we received a neighborhood notification that a stranger in the covered hoody ringed a doorbell in one of the houses at 1 a.m. at night. When the house lights were turned on by owners to see who could it be at the door. He took off and hopefully never comes back. All of the community members are on alert now and turning on the lights outside during the night seems like the safe approach to deterring wondering visitors.
Modern decor design companies know that there is a market for those who are just as much for the outside of their home as they do for the inside. Many options exist out there for you such as lanterns, solar LED garden stake lights, fixed shaped modern lighting to name just a few. If you would prefer something a little retro check out the gooseneck barn lights made by metal shade comes with RLM style. The lights are customizable in the fact that you can choose the stem style and finish, the shade style and finish also. Cases and sensors are also offered in case you wish to use the lights as part of your outdoor security. They may have an industrial look but they fit in quite well with modern home design. The technology they use is anything but retro as an array of powerful LED lights shine brightly downward.
Hope you have a wonderful week, my dear friends.
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