Who wouldn’t love to give their home a complete makeover? How many of us are just dying to get everything organized and beautiful?!?! Many of us would love to give our home a fresh start this year, but we just don’t know where to start. This year at the Art of Domesticity I am so thrilled to guide you through a twelve-month journey to making over your home.
I am going to make it very simple and break down each aspect of your home makeover into monthly tasks according to seasonal needs. Better yet, I am digging deep to find out when is the best time to purchase home goods as far as furniture, appliances, bedding and all other home improvement items.
Many of us shrink back from this seemingly insurmountable task because it is just too overwhelming, but not anymore. I am making it very simple!
It is that time of year. We are all waiting anxiously to see the first blue bird, or the first bud, or the first hint of green. We know it’s coming, but it’s just been out of reach. It’s the hope that spring will soon bring light rain showers, pink and yellow flowers, and the sound of buzzing bees.
And so we wait. We wait and hope for spring because there is nothing we can do to hurry it along. The coming of spring is out of our control. We jokingly look to a groundhog to tell us if spring is on its way, but we know it’s really the God of the universe who brings each new season. He brings newness after the gray winter months. He brings a new life.
April is that fabulous month where we start to see the sun shining. It’s the season we all are waiting for after that long cold winter. A season of joy. A season for Easter brunch and spending time outside in your backyard.
So let’s get started and not wait til mid-June rolls around and your realize you still haven’t dusted off our outdoor furniture!
Don’t let that happen; prep your outdoor décor early. Now is time to dream up that string light installation or shop for a pretty outdoor rug. You’ll be ready to hit the (literal) deck as soon as the rays start shining.
Start with lighting up a path or walkway without completely illuminating the area. Lanterns on a walkway are both attractive and functional. Line up lanterns of various sizes along a walkway or entry way.
Stringing lights or hanging lanterns is a great way to create an accent light. Hang the lantern or string lights from a tree, near a landscaped area or under your umbrellas in your outdoor space. Hanging the lantern or string of lights greats a magical moment in your backyard.
Candlelight can change the entire ambiance of an outdoor space. Line up several candles along the table to create a dim light.
You’re now ready to relax and enjoy your outdoor space in the spring months and in the summer months!