Creativity comes in many forms, whether it is an artfully made latte from your favourite coffee shop, or a landscaped flower bed outside your home that reflects your personality in design.
The first impression of your home starts with the front entrance and front garden. Take your inside visions of your home and personalize the exterior, giving neighbour’s passing by and welcomed friends a sneak preview of the inside of your home.
With Spring bursting into full bloom, take advantage of a handful of bright coloured flowers to awaken the sleepy winter flower beds, a layer of top dressing on the soil accents and tidies the flowers in full bloom.
Painting the front door a contrasting deep or bright colour from the colour pallet from the inside of the home; draws the eye in the home much like a well framed picture. Then take it one step further and place two large Boston ferns or Box woods in matching decorative planters on either side of the front door. This creates a visual layered welcome to your home.
It has been no secret, that some of my passions include repurposing, decorating, gardening and organizing. My husband often comments there are daily changes in and around our home.
Keeping a weekly maintenance inside and outside of your home, allows you to live in and around your space beautifully, comfortably, and if are like me and it becomes a passion, learn to pursue your passions with careful time management and on budget.
My mantra is “Change is Good”. Spring welcomes colour and change, continue to love your space.
Roxanne Griese is a writer and an artist; visit www.artbyroxanne.ca.