Month: April 2017

Interior Design Tips Using Clocks for Decor

Clocks of all sizes have become great interior design pieces. They add a nice look and feel to a home and the many different kinds can help you create any type of theme or feel you would like. You get vintage clocks, standing clocks, grandfather clocks, designer clocks, and large clocks and all of these can be used in creative ways to complement your home décor. Let’s have a look at a few options.


A clock can be a focal point. If the room doesn’t have a prominent focal point like a fireplace or entertainment unit yet, a clock can be a great focal point. You can use a large clock with a specific design or material depending on the theme of the rest of the room.

A clock can complement the focal point. A large clock is especially good at complementing existing focal points like fireplaces. If you choose the right color and design, the clock can be the things that pull it all together and makes the difference between a good-looking room and a fantastic looking room.

A clock can also complement other focal points or bare walls. Clocks can also be great in entryways, above a buffet or a headboard, or as part of a study set-up. If you have a bare wall that you want to use to add some flavour or style to the room, a large clock is just the thing you need.

Smaller clocks are great for filling a space. Smaller vintage clocks that stand on antique cabinets or is part of a collection of pictures or memories on the wall can also add a wonderful look to a room. It will be both functional and decorative.

There are so many great clock designs out there to use as part of your home décor. Whether you use a small one or a big one or a see-through one or a solid one, you can never go wrong with adding a clock to your focal points or making it your focal point. Now, go look around your house and find the perfect spot for your new clock.

Keeping Your Home’s Exterior as Good as Its Interior

Everyone knows that the inside of a house should look good and clean and stylish. However, many people tend to forget that the exterior of the house is as important as the interior. The exterior is after all the first part of the house that visitors and passers-by see. It is not difficult to keep the exterior as good as the interior, but it does take some doing to get it to that point. There are different things you can do to help make the outside of your house look as good as the inside.


1. Keep the Outside Clean

This is a very simple and logical tip. When the outside of your house is clean it will look good. Regular cleaning will help maintain your outdoor surfaces and ensure that your house always looks good. Hose down the walls and gutters to make sure they are clean. Clear any garbage on a regular basis and wash the windows when they get dirty.


2. Maintain the Roof

Roof installations, repairs, and replacements are all very expensive. To help keep your roof in a good condition and make the outside of your house look good, you should maintain your roof properly. Cleaning the gutters of blockages is the first step. If your roof is older but still in a good condition, give it a paint job to add a new look. Always ask the professionals for help with any type of roof job.


3. Gardening Goes a Long Way

Your garden can make a great first impression and will do wonders for the exterior of your house. Add pot plants, mow your lawn regularly, maintain your flowerbeds, and add some mulch. Clear any weeds and make sure that the garden complements your home.


4. Give It a Paint Job

One of the fastest ways to make the exterior of your home look good and fresh is giving it a paint job. A new color or just a fresh coat can make a huge difference to how the outside of your house looks.

These simple tips will help keep the exterior of your house looking just as good as the interior. Your first impression will be a wonderful and lasting one.