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Things To Consider When Sprucing Up Your Home

Things To Consider When Sprucing Up Your Home

While the weather continues to improve this summer, it is important to reflect the seasonal changes in your home. Some homeowners have big plans for renovations and transformations, while others need only a few small changes to get things feeling right. Regardless of the scope of your goals, it is always a fun challenge to design your home to appeal to your taste. Read on to discover a few things to consider when sprucing up your home this summer.

Bring Out the Light Colors

Bright and warm weather should be complemented with vibrant indoor colors. However, a color balance is still good to consider when diving into this new endeavor. A white or muted room is like an open canvas—it’s easy to pair with other simple colors. Pastel paintings and linens with brown furniture create a cozy living area while accentuating the summer theme. It is also a good idea to incorporate any natural colors seen outside to create uniformity within your home.

Furnish the Front Porch

More often than not, the front of your home is the first thing people see when passing by or visiting your house. Within those few minutes of waiting for you to come to the door, your guest is already forming an impression in their mind based on your home’s exterior. Something simple like a chair or short table is a great way to provide an inviting feeling to your home before they set foot inside. Among many simple tips for improving your home’s exterior is having some nice plants by your door to keep things feeling natural without departing from the summer theme.

Add Refreshing Smells

As the flowers bloom outside, the aroma should also follow when inside your home. Candles and incense are great tools for creating a personality in each of your rooms without much effort. Refreshing citruses in your kitchen and calming lavender or eucalyptus in the bathroom do a lot of sensory magic for your guests, who are sure to appreciate the attention to detail. Scents can set the mood for your rooms and affect the emotion of guests who are lucky enough to visit your home.

Include Garden Art

If you’ve ever felt like your garden was lacking at first glance, adding something more artistic to your space is a good way to make things more appealing. There are a wide variety of garden art options for homeowners, from unique metallic sculptures to simple garden gnomes. Depending on your taste, it is easy to add some personality and uniqueness to your garden without worrying about reshaping the whole layout.

Whether you’re a busybody or someone looking to change up the look of your interior, the fun is in your approach and what you want to get done. By considering these things to consider when sprucing up your home, you can come up with a good starting point moving forward. Once all is well, your home is sure to feel summery and lively for the rest of the season.

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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a freelance writer living in Orlando, Florida with many published bylines in magazines, newspapers, and multimedia sites. As a professional lifestyle writer, Karen specializes in art, architecture, design, home interiors and personality profiles. Karen is the writer, producer and host of the streaming series, The Design Tourist ( that brings viewers a global dose of design inspiration with episodes featuring the latest looks and trends from the world’s premiere design events and shows. She also publishes a quarterly magazine on design travel that you can read by clicking the link: Her journalism background includes seven years on-air experience as a TV news reporter and anchor covering a range of issues from education to politics. Her educational credentials include a Master of Arts in Mass Communications from Northeast Louisiana University and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Louisiana State University. Throughout her career, Karen has written and produced dozens of documentaries and videos for educational, commercial, corporate, and governmental clients and appeared in many TV and video productions as a professional host.

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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a travel host and writer with a popular travel show, The Design Tourist, and a companion lifestyle blog. As a widely published travel journalist and content creator, Karen is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association. She also serves as the Design and Travel editor of the national lifestyle magazine, LaPalme. Karen believes that every destination has a story to tell through its local art, architecture, culture, and craft. This immersive creative exploration begins with authentic accommodations where the narrative of place unfolds through art, accessories, accouterments, furnishings, fixtures, and food. 

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