Top Tips For Dressing Your Beds
During winter months, I love to bring out all the heavy duvets and blankets. I find that these not only add a layer of comfort and shield you from the cold but they tend to have an effect on the room as well. The bed becomes the central part of the room; the added layers certainly help to make it look marginally bigger. Winter colors for me are warm browns, nude shades and warm earthy shades of green. Getting bedding that matches nature makes my home feel alive if you know what I mean.
In summer I dress down the beds. There are fewer blankets on the beds anyway so I can leave the bedding open to aerate the beds. All I place is a colorful shawl across the foot of each bed and this immediately brightens up any room. Summer shawl colors I spread at the foot of the bed are reds, purples, and blues.
Sprucing Up the Backyard
In fall, my family and I begin our preparations for the coming winter. We rake in the leaves and make a big bonfire at the end of the long day. The leaves make excellent compost and manure so we keep them for the garden and spread them over the vegetable patch which we know will be most affected when winter comes.
In winter a lot of my vegetables tend to die and that’s not a problem because I know that as soon as spring hits, they will come up again. Winter at my home, the gardening tools are put behind lock and key in the shed. Instead, I pick up another hobby that keeps me indoors such as reading and curling up by the log fire with the family dog after all the housework is done. Winter sure has its appealing moments!
When spring arrives, it is out with the gardening tools, and I begin to prep and organize my vegetable patch for a good summer harvest. I know exactly what I want to plant in my backyard: lettuce, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, carrots, and herbs such as thyme, coriander, and parsley. Being in the garden is a fantastic opportunity to enjoy the weather while also getting in some exercise. It’s a hobby I particularly enjoy as I can also spend time with the kids there.
The home and the backyard all need special care throughout the year, and I make sure that both receive the love and care they need.