Unique Ways to Decorate your Garden

The things that surround your plants make it that welcoming space for guests to gather. It is also a sign that your garden is a happy place, filled with things to discover and plants to admire.  This can be a difficult feat, however. After all, you have a green thumb but may not be as keen on design.

If you’re struggling to find ways to make your garden unique in the decoration department, you don’t need to stress. Below we detail ways to make your garden the most unique in your neighborhood, city, or even country!

Antiques and Secondhand

If you have ever been to a yard sale, antique store, or a thrift store, you know that there are so many different unique pieces that you can use to put flowers in! Even something as simple as a wheelbarrow can turn into something unique when you put dirt in it and plant some of your favorite flowers.

Some of our favorite ideas include taking an older wire chair and planting vines around it so that the vines grow into the spaces between the wire and

Incorporate Wildlife

If you are wanting to have plentiful fruits, as well as a lively and happy garden environment, you can incorporate many different elements that encourage animals to visit your garden. For example, incorporating water fountains, birdbaths, and birdhouses. If you want more bees in your garden, encourage them to come with flowers and possibly give them bee houses in your trees.

Lighting

Lighting can be an essential part of your garden landscape. If you would like to add more decor to your garden, you can add different light fixtures. Stringing twinkle lights on the branches of your trees, or even hanging lanterns on low hanging branches to give some sort of source of light to your garden.

Additionally, if you have a seating arrangement in your garden, you can add lanterns to the armrests of your seats, the patio they’re on, or even around a fire pit to set the lighting mood for the area. Bare bulbs work great for hanging above seating areas because they provide adequate reading and working light, so you can do both of those things in the comfort of your garden.

Activity Spaces

If you want to have designated areas to hang out, watch movies, read, or talk with friends in your garden, you probably have areas or layouts to do those things. Decorate them! This can be an easy way to make your garden seem more inviting, even if you aren’t actively bringing people into your space.

Conclusion

Everyone loves spending time in their garden, but it can be hard to decorate it so that other people want to spend time in their garden. If you’re wanting to decorate your garden, you can do some quick research to find simple and cheap DIY projects or even by using our list to visit your local garden store, hardware store, or secondhand store to get your own decorating ideas in place.

Fall Home Decor Ideas

Fall is coming up soon and it can be so fun to start decorating your home to welcome the new season! You can always take the spooky route early, decorating your home with Halloween themed decorations and carving pumpkins. If you want to keep it closer to the Thanksgiving side, fill your home with leaves, uncarved pumpkins and delicious food smelling fragrances.

Floral

Fall is known for changing leaf colors, and it can be important to incorporate this into your home if you’re wanting to decorate it for a fall theme. If you plan ahead, you can also plant flowers that are good for the fall and celebrate the season. Here are a few ideas: Chinese Bellflowers, Snakeroot, Sweet Alyssum, Celosia, Michaelmas Daisy, Beautyberry, Goldenrod, Heather, Helenium, Heliopsis, Iberis, Chrysanthemums, Pansies, Russian Stage and Sedum.

Indoor Decor

There are so many things you can do in your house to show that you’re getting into the fall spirit. Decorate your couch will fall-themed pillows that have red brown and yellow coloring, or maybe turkeys and pumpkins.

You can add differently colored decorations if you don’t want to work with patterns or with holiday themes. Lay out a throw blanket on your sofa or couch, or even get new bedding to match a dark red or yellow theme.

You can also do different DIY projects to decorate your home for fall. Check them out below!

DIY Projects

If you’re big on fun home projects, a DIY project is an easy opportunity to decorate your home with a fall theme. You can do tons of fun DIY projects for decorations, such as pumpkin jam jars, different wreaths, floral arrangements and different blankets being knitted.

Pumpkin Checkers

This can be a super fun way to give your living room a unique touch that is super easy to make. Simply visit a local pumpkin patch or grocery store to pick up some small pumpkins in two colors: orange and white. You can use a slab of wood to paint a checkerboard easily and then arrange the pumpkins as pawns.

Pumpkin Barrel

This project is so easy to do and so much fun to put out on your porch. Simply go to the pumpkin patch (maybe take one trip when you go for your pumpkin checkers!) and pick up a large pumpkin. Fill it with burlap, let it overlap the top of the pumpkin, and fasten it with golden pins. Fill it with fruits and vegetables like apples and squash!

Conclusion

If you’re wanting to decorate your home with fall decor, you can do so with easy DIY projects, floral themes, or do it according to holiday celebrations. Keep in mind that you can even use local produce or your garden to bring the fall spirit into your home.

Fall decorating is so much fun; So what are you waiting for? Go get started!

DIY Home Projects: How to Save Money

Everyone wants to save money! It can be really good to incorporate different inventions and DIY projects into your home to save more money. Look for ways to reduce waste, cut back on purchasing, and work for sustainability. This can lead to immense savings overall.

If you’re wanting to start small, however, these projects can be great to get to work with! All of these projects are easy to manage, quickly done, and all are within an affordable budget.

Composting

Composting can be really easy to do, especially if you have a garden. If not, you can talk to a neighbor or friend who might have a garden to see if they would be willing to allow you to fertilize it with compost.

To start composting simply grab an old coffee can, or a similar container, and a few tools. Make the coffee can into a bucket, and you have a composting bucket to keep in your kitchen! Keeping the bucket in your kitchen means that you can throw away any extra compostable food waste and reuse it for a garden–possible one that grows more food!

Laundry Detergent

If you find yourself paying extra money on products that don’t have harmful chemicals, you need to learn to make your own materials! Things like laundry detergent, deodorant, and toothpaste can be really easy, cheap, and sustainable to make at home.

Laundry detergent is really easy to make! First, grab your materials: 4.5 ounces of bar soap, 14 ounces borax, 14 ounces washing soda. Once you have all your ingredients, mix them all together until they’re not separated and then it’s ready to use! Use 1 tablespoon per small load.

If you’re wanting it to be a little bit more blended, you can even put the ingredients in a blender or food processor to get the mix at a consistency that can dissolve in even cold water!

In addition to making your own laundry detergent, you might want to consider having a laundry line instead of using a dryer. This can reduce your electricity bill immensely, and leave your clothes feeling softer in the long term.

Heating and Air

There are so many easy things you can do to reduce how much it costs you to heat or cool your house. Shut your closet doors and make sure your home is properly insulated.Sign up for your utility’s time of use plan, which is common with most regional power supply companies. You can also turn down the thermostat on your water heater, 110 or 120 is plenty hot to keep your house and water warm.

Conclusion

It can be hard to save money in a home if you don’t know how to manage it or don’t know what you’re doing. Things like installing dimmer switches and new lighting fixtures might be too hard for the average person, but anyone can shut their closet door and leave a bucket out for composting.