Home Décor and Usage


In the recent past, there have been two trends in home renovations and home décor: bringing the outside in and taking the inside out. Whichever is sought, it expands the home by space and by usage. When people bring the outside in, they incorporate things and furniture that are normally outside and bring them in the living room and other indoor living areas. For instance, people can bring in palm trees, a hammock or have an indoor water fountain. Taking the indoors out may involve building an outdoor fireplace or a place for viewing movies by creating an outdoor living room.

Wicker furniture is typically placed outside; however, it’s possible to place wicker furniture indoor as well. For instance, there are headboards, beds, desks, entertainment centers and nightstands made from wicker. They are sturdy for use and make the home absolutely beautiful. Wicker furniture is simplistic; however, it lends an exquisite feel to the home as well.

Another way to bring the outdoors in is to decorate a room according to a vacation destination. For instance, make the living room look like Jamaica. Paint the living room in vibrant colors. Place plants and trees in the living room that are typically found in Jamaica, such as a small Royal Palm tree. Place seashells throughout the living room. Whatever destination is desired, choose colors, furniture and things in the home that resemble that destination. Have a Parisian kitchen. Create a Hawaiian bathroom. Have fun with it.

As far as bringing the indoors out, think of what’s needed. For people who frequently entertain in the kitchen, an outdoor kitchen can be created. Use bricks, use stone and anything else desired. If an enclosed area is desired, an overhead patio covering can be built or a couple of walls can be built to block the wind and other elements. Place weather-resistant furniture outside for seating and dining. Whatever is built outside, make sure it can be cleaned efficiently. For instance, most people opt for cleaning their outside rooms with a simple garden hose.

The home is meant to be enjoyed. It’s nice to follow trends, but it’s more important to follow personal tastes. Create a home that is comfortable and enjoyable. Don’t wait to enjoy life during vacations or special occasions. Make every day a holiday. Design the home in such a manner that it brings happiness, peace and contributes to creativity.

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LaDonna Dennis

LaDonna Dennis is the founder and creator of Mom Blog Society. She wears many hats. She is a Homemaker*Blogger*Crafter*Reader*Pinner*Friend*Animal Lover* Former writer of Frost Illustrated and, Cancer...SURVIVOR! LaDonna is happily married to the love of her life, the mother of 3 grown children and "Grams" to 3 grandchildren. She adores animals and has four furbabies: Makia ( a German Shepherd, whose mission in life is to be her attached to her hip) and Hachie, (an OCD Alaskan Malamute, and Akia (An Alaskan Malamute) who is just sweet as can be. And Sassy, a four-month-old German Shepherd who has quickly stolen her heart and become the most precious fur baby of all times. Aside from the humans in her life, LaDonna's fur babies are her world.

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