Decorating the garden of the house, in addition to the indoors is an unavoidable aspect of Christmas. It is a tradition that has been passed on through generations and today outdoor Christmas decor is a highly competitive concept. People strive to beat their neighbors in terms of outdoor decoration each year. While outdoor Christmas decor adds to the fun during Christmas, there are certain things that one needs to keep in mind while setting up the place.
The balance you should be trying to achieve is to convey a real sense of fun and spirit during the festive season without making your garden look like a mini theme park. There is so much to choose from when it comes to outdoor Christmas decorations that it can be a real task deciding what to actually opt for.
Winter landscaping may seem odd but there is a way to landscape your property to reduce fuel costs. And with the cost of fuel today you need every trick you can find.
You can reduce your fuel costs up to 40% if you plant windbreaks on north, east and west of your home when you live in a windy climate. On a very cold and still day, you are losing less heat than on a windy and equally cold day. And as your windbreaks mature your benefits will increase. Using trees and shrubs with low crowns make the best windbreaks. If you plant an evergreen in combination with a wall or natural berm it will “lift” the wind above the house. However don’t plant evergreens on the south side so that you can get warmth into your home from the sun.
People love decorating their homes for Christmas holiday, but sometimes they want to move away from the traditional red and green decorations and take the home to the next level of home design.
Using white is a great way to achieve a modern look with your Christmas decorations. Decorate the tree with white balls, stars, tinsel, strings of white beads or crystals. Use white fairy lights to give a sprinkling of light to the look. Hang beads and crystals as shown in the photograph here, direct a halogen light to shine on it and you have created an amazing “sparkle” effect, just like iciles dripping water as they thaw.
The bathroom trends 2013 are moving towards more modern, streamline designs. Creating simple, clean lines are in, making the heavy and chunky moldings of the past look outdated. The modern bathroom design 2013 is pleasing to the eye, yet also both functional and relaxing. There are a few trends that are perfect for changing the mood and feel of your space. The top bathroom design trends for 2013 are:
1. Natural light. People want bathrooms to be brighter and more sun-filled than ever before. From skylights to floor-to-ceiling windows, natural light is a hot trend for bathrooms in 2013. This is ideal for bathrooms that face natural scenery. Bringing in the outdoors to your bathroom helps emphasize that spa-like, personal retreat.