Tips to Get a Great Look For the Home and Garden

Whenever anyone is looking for a way to bring some peace and tranquility into their lives and surroundings, garden décor is probably a good place to start. Wind chimes are an ideal More »

Trees and Plants Home and Garden

Ornamental plants and trees are used for decorative places and not for earning wealth. In residential landscaping, ornamental trees usually mean smaller trees that cannot support tree houses, hammocks or tree swings. More »

Home and Garden Ambiance With Decorative

There’s really nothing more peaceful than the sound of water running in a sparkling brook. Unfortunately, most of us don’t live where we can enjoy such sounds. Therefore, a lot of people More »

Unique Birdhouses and Garden Decor Birdhouses

As decorative as a wood birdhouse is it still needs a level of functionality, one aspect you need to decide on is color. If your garden décor birdhouses are strictly decorative birdhouses More »

Create a Warm, Inviting Home and Garden

Reflecting the long history and exquisite vistas of the Italian countryside, Tuscan décor is a lovely option for bringing a sense of antique charm and natural beauty into your home. If you More »

Tips to Get a Great Look For the Home and Garden

Whenever anyone is looking for a way to bring some peace and tranquility into their lives and surroundings, garden décor is probably a good place to start. Wind chimes are an ideal way to bring some sound into a peaceful place and the tinkling of these superb pieces of equipment is evocative of cool summer days spent in the peace of the surrounding nature.

“Garden Décor”

But not all decorations and additions to the homestead have to be outside. Indeed, there are many table top fountains that bring a surreal charm to any environment. It used to be that these wonderful pieces of equipment were only for those who had money to burn. Initially, they were very expensive which put them out of the reach of most people. However, with the advent of modern materials and resources, they are now attainable by most people.

Table top fountains, which look like a pile of pebbles on top of each other, hide a wonderful spring like attachment which pumps water out over the stones to give a natural look and sound to the whole thing. Powered

Better Homes and Gardens Magazine

If there’s one magazine that caters to the needs and requirements of every family, it has to be Better Homes and Gardens magazine. As the name suggests, the topics relate to the overall growth of not just the four walls comprising home, but also the aesthetic appeal of your abode. With newer and fresher ideas to perk up your home and garden, Better Homes and Gardens magazine sure knows how to fire up the imagination of family-oriented people, like you.

“Plants home and garden”

The importance of a nicely decked up home and garden can never be undermined. After all, your home is the first creator of opinions about the people living in it. For the outsiders, your home and garden reflect your personality. And it is your duty to make your home and garden a desirable place for the visitors as well as those living in it.

And here’s where the useful tips from Better Homes and Gardens magazine come in handy. The topics are as diverse as possible. There’s hardly any aspect relating to home improvement and gardening that is not covered

Home and Garden Decor With Containers

There are some practical considerations when deciding how many planters, pots and container to have on your deck or patio. There is first of all, some very practical considerations such as available space, sun exposure and traffic flow. We always seem to have more containers than we had intended, however, do not clutter up the deck or balcony area. Do a little purging each Spring and decide which ones can be relocated or given away. You do want to have enough room to sit and enjoy the flowers. Here are some basic thoughts about location.

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The planters, urns and containers should be placed in groups or pairs with similar combinations to mark the location of doors, stairways and transition areas on the deck. This is a formal way to define or call attend to the entrance to the patio, and also creates the “doorway” between the house and deck. Now we have a definite space and a sense or order.

Be sure that you do not crowd doorways. Leave sufficient room for them to open properly and not hit

Trees and Plants Home and Garden

Ornamental plants and trees are used for decorative places and not for earning wealth. In residential landscaping, ornamental trees usually mean smaller trees that cannot support tree houses, hammocks or tree swings. You can have a tree in your backyard even if you do not have too much space. You can choose small ornamental trees which will give you the pleasure of having trees in your yards without affecting its appeal. For truly small areas, you can opt for ornamental plants which can add fragrance or beauty for your home.

The best possession in a home owner’s landscape is the flowering ornamental trees which combine the size of a small tree with the beauty of a flower. This can add a lot of beauty to your yard and enhance the home decor. While it comes to choosing ornamental trees or plants there are several options. You can choose a saucer magnolia with its pinkish blossoms or crape myrtles on account of their blooming period which is quite long. You can also choose dogwood trees on account of their horizontal branches.

While opting for landscaping, some house owners prefer the weeping ornamental trees. These trees have long

Home and Garden Ambiance With Decorative

There’s really nothing more peaceful than the sound of water running in a sparkling brook. Unfortunately, most of us don’t live where we can enjoy such sounds. Therefore, a lot of people are choosing to create this serene ambiance in their yards or right in their homes themselves. To do this, they are using decorative water fountains. These delightful additions to your home or garden come in many beautiful designs, sizes, and colors and are sure to enhance the beauty of any decor.

Many of the outdoor decorative water fountains are in the form of bird baths. After all, what bird isn’t going to want a little splash in whatever kind of water you provide? One of the greatest things about many of these outdoor fountains is that they require no additional plumbing. Each unit contains an internal pump that re-circulates the water over and over again. Some of are very heavy, so you should keep in mind that when you order one, you’re going to need help moving it into position. You can find lighter-weight fountains made of resin or fiberglass, but it you want a lovely marble or metal fountain it’s going to have some

Unique Birdhouses and Garden Decor Birdhouses

As decorative as a wood birdhouse is it still needs a level of functionality, one aspect you need to decide on is color. If your garden décor birdhouses are strictly decorative birdhouses then you may want to choose a color that will stand out, or compliment your lawn ornaments. On the other hand if you want to provide shelter and a safe haven for nesting birds in your area, bright colors are out. You will be doing a great disservice to your tenants because the brighter the wood birdhouse is the more attention it will draw for potential predators. The Beach Bungalow Birdhouse is a blend of earthly colors and as decorative birdhouses go it fits the bill, no pun intended. Once you have chosen your decorative bird houses based on your needs and what type of species you’re hoping to attract the next step is placement.

Every species of bird nests in varying types of locations. If you know what kinds of birds you want to attract you should place your decorative birdhouses in areas where those types of birds live. Unique birdhouses placed on a fence post or tree in a wooded area will attract

Create a Warm, Inviting Home and Garden

Reflecting the long history and exquisite vistas of the Italian countryside, Tuscan décor is a lovely option for bringing a sense of antique charm and natural beauty into your home. If you hate stuffy, pretentious decorating and you want to design a cozy, lived-in feel for your house, you simply can’t go wrong with Tuscan décor. Emphasizing warm colors, natural materials, and simple details, Tuscan decorating exudes comfort, simplicity, and peace.

At its most basic level, Tuscan décor is a celebration of the beauty of nature (think vineyards and rolling hills) and the joy of food, friends, and family. That means you’ll want to emphasize:

* Rustic, country elements

* Earth tone colors, especially warm golds, terra cottas, and greens

* Natural materials like wood and stone

* Simple details, especially organic motifs such as leaves and vines

* Time-worn, aged, and distressed decor

Start by choosing several antique-look furnishings for your room. From leather topped benches to embossed wall medallions to brightly painted hall tables, the larger pieces of your décor will set the stage and help create that aged, Tuscan feel. Be sure that you steer away from modern

Garden Design and Garden Decor

Most all homes have a driveway leading up to the garage, carport and then to the house. Sometimes there is also a sidewalk that takes you to the front door. I love garden decor that borders the driveway or sidewalk because it finishes the drive and gives a sense of movement toward the house as it becomes home where wind chimes sing and welcome your return. Envision your home and how a border would add that flow and give a welcoming sense to your visitors and friends. A little garden gnome can sit at the head of the border as one of the garden statues giving a welcome.

There are several types of borders you can use:

  • Flowers give the border area a softer more refined look.
  • Bricks or cobblestones can act as a border alone or outline the flower bed.
  • A small fence makes the front yard seem more private.
  • A small hedge such as miniature box elder can frame a home for your favorite garden statues.

If you are going to use a flower bed as your border, there are several things to consider.

  1. What time of year will your flowers be blooming? You can

Find Chandeliers in Your Local Home and Garden

Many houses can be improved by the addition of the right chandelier. These attractive lighting fixtures make a great focal point for any dining room, great room, or other larger, more formal area of the house. However, the wrong chandelier looks out of place and makes the whole feel of the room a little strange.

Whether your old Victorian home has a sleek, modernist fixture, or a simple Cape Cod home is burdened with an ornate brass model, the wrong chandelier seems out of character. That’s why it’s always important to choose a chandelier that goes with the general architecture of your house, not just your decorating scheme. Fortunately, if the past owners of your home weren’t so smart in their choices, or if you’ve never had this kind of fixture, you can find chandeliers in your local home and garden store.

Most large hardware and home stores have a lighting section. The exact selection will vary by retailer, but chances are that they’ll have a good variety of chandeliers for you to choose from. You can even sometimes find a crystal chandelier at your home and garden store.

Of course, you shouldn’t by the

Yard and Garden Decor

Backyards and front yards are not what they used to be when I was growing up. No water fountains, gnomes, or wind chimes. Back then, they mostly consisted of grass, my brothers had to mow every Saturday morning or a tree or two, like a pine tree that wasn’t meant to planted in the small front yard. Some trees grew so fast and huge that over the years, we had to hire a tree company for their removal. The houses did have some unappealing contrast… it would have a small plain concrete patio out the back door and a smaller one out the front door. Other than an occasional birthday party in the backyard where we would play pin the tail on the donkey or bobbing for apples, I really can’t remember using it much.

Neighborhoods were different, there seemed to be kids playing everywhere, we would mostly play outside in the streets, ride our bikes or play flay football in the streets, I remember, we would have a “car look-out person” that would yell “Car”! every time one was coming. Our great hop scotch tournaments on the sidewalk, four square games in the street, boy did

Antique Garden Decor

The annual Antiques and Garden Show of Nashville is coming up in February at the Nashville Convention Center. This is a show with beautiful floral presentations and of fabulous antiques and decorative arts.

You will see antique vases, porcelain, silver, paintings, oriental rugs and more at the antique booths. The horticultural booths will have architectural elements for the home and garden. They will have furnishings, orchids, whimsical accessories and more. There will also be exhibition gardens designed by Nashville landscape professionals.

There will be more than 150 antique-selling booths and garden booths at the show. The show attracts thousands of attendees of all ages each year. Going to the show is a great way to get inspiration for decorating your home inside and out.

Two well-known experts in the fields of antiques, decorative arts and landscape design will be speaking at this event. New York-based interior designer Charlotte Moss will be one of the speakers. Charlotte has written seven books and has designed collections of china, fabric, carpet, decorative accessories and home fragrance. Sarah Champier will also be speaking at this event. She was the personal florist to Prince Charles for 11 years.


Enchantment to Homes and Gardens

In times of austerity and economic downturn, we all need a little extra happiness and joy in our lives, and these can come from the simplest of things, such as home-made cookies, hand made gifts and expressing our creativity through our homes and gardens. Fairy decorations appeal to adults just as much as to children, evoking, as they do, buried memories of childhood innocence, stories, fun, and unquestioning faith that fairies, sprites, pixies and elves do exist to enchant our world. Their very elusiveness makes them more magical, more enticing, more fun.

Fairy baby

This is  a delightful choice of nursery theme for a boy or a girl because fairy decorations lend themselves so well to a whole range of pastel color schemes and soft lighting effects. Take your inspiration from traditional illustrated fairy stories and the work of artists such as Kate Greenaway, Cecily Mary Barker and Arthur Rackham or follow the style of icing sugar castles and bright colours used in modern cartoon fairytales.

Outdoor Fairy Garden

Creating an outdoor fairy garden together is a perfect way to introduce young children to the thrill and contentment of working with nature. Grow a variety of

Lawn and Garden Decor

Having a home sweet home is a dream for everyone. Once that becomes a reality how to decorate it becomes a concern. With all the different options available in the market the issue becomes graver. Apartment system is more prominent today in cities, but single house with a beautiful lawn and garden is always welcome. Selecting the plants, planting, watering, pruning and fertilizing them, at times it becomes a nightmare to look after these. It is not just plants that can be used to decorate the landscape there are various other options to choose from depending on the space available. Fountains and small artificial ponds are a good option.

Lawn and garden decor adds on to the beauty of the house. For some it is a favorite pass time and hobby to take care of the garden, but for others it is a headache. To help them there are people and agencies to make your lawn and garden a wonderful place according to your taste and preference. There are many options available in the market like statues, fountain, pond and lawn ornaments, etc and even a theme could be set that can be changed from time to

Breakthrough in the Never Ending Battle around Home and Garden

Since I am not only an avid gardener, but also much concerned about the environment, I’m always looking for safe methods to grow plants including pest control in home and garden.

Think about pest control and how it works: We spray chemicals on plants or pests and the bugs die or stop reproducing because the chemicals are toxic to them. Unfortunately, many of these products are also toxic to humans and animals. Reading warning labels on pest control products makes you wonder why anybody would want to risk using them. Exposure to the fumes of these products can result in headaches, feelings of nausea and other discomfort Pesticide use can also results in chronic illness such as allergies, in miscarriages, sterility, cancer and even death.

We not only spray and fumigate in home and garden, we also apply bug killing toxins on our pets and expose them and ourselves non stop to a variety of chemicals to kill fleas, ticks and more.

Over the years, I have had some success with such Earth friendly things as vinegar, diatomaceous earth, garlic, cayenne pepper and Saver Soap in my never ending battle with bugs that invade home

Home And Garden Party

If you’re a home and garden party consultant, helping your hostesses come up with ideas for their parties can be a win-win situation for both of you. For the hostess, having a printed list with ideas, themes and even recipes can take a big part of the stress off her shoulders, and make her more motivated and enthusiastic about the party. For you, the consultant, having a happy hostess means happier and more relaxed guests, and everyone having a wonderful time at the party. This also can translate into more sales for you.

Although a garden party may make you think of elegant women in large hats, sipping tea out of tiny porcelain cups, in reality it doesn’t require a home in the country with a large lawn, beautiful grounds and lots of outdoor furniture. Successful garden parties can happen on small patios in the city, in the backyard of the suburbs or even in a living room or dining room. In fact, some of the most successful garden parties don’t even happen in the hostess’s home – we’ve had successful garden parties at the local park, at a family member or neighbor’s home, and once, even

Shopping For Your Home and Garden

Shopping for your home and garden decorating needs can be time consuming and frustrating. Going from store to store, seeing many of the same products and trying to remember their prices can be downright discouraging. Even if you look through the sales ads before you leave doesn’t guarantee you will find what you are looking for. You see just the right statue or bird house, but when you get to the store, they have sold out of it or didn’t get that particular item at that location. You have now wasted your time and are ready to forget about buying anything at all.

Online shopping, on the other hand, is much easier and satisfying. The old saying “time is money” really applies in this situation. You have saved the time you would spend looking through the papers and driving all over town. You have saved more money by not using up your gas. In today’s economy, this is a big deal.

Purchasing from an online store has many advantages. You don’t have to leave your home. You don’t have to deal with inclement weather. Your purchases are safe and secure. You don’t have to carry it

Aromatherapy Candles and Garden Decorations

A well decorated and neat home emits positive energy. Your home is the reflection of your life. It expresses a lot about your personality, taste and well being. A beautiful home always gets you compliments and you can increase them by decorating your house with Aromatic candles. These aromatherapy candles come with rich fragrance and essential oils to recharge your senses. The aromatherapy candles are created with ingredients that are important to you with 100{3434f0b4a7240f2a4eac74d9c3f23f3e271bce597e096c9a9688bd708d2324b9} all-natural vegetable wax. They are combined with the finest-quality fragrance oils and the purest essential oils, creating one-of-a-kind aromatic blends that completely saturate the wax.

As aromatic candles make an affectionate and welcoming atmosphere wherever they are used, they rightly set the mood for all types of occasion in any location. Aromatherapy candles are based on the norm of aromatherapy, in which liquid materials from special plants are selected and cautiously extracted and used to bring about soothing and healing effects.

Aromatherapy candles release a slight, yet constant stream of floral and herbal essential oils into the air as they burn. When a person inhales the essential oil vapors, the oil molecules go into the respiratory system and eventually get absorbed

Driftwood As Home and Garden

Mother Nature’s Artwork

I admit it. I live in Hawaii and I am constantly scanning for new driftwood. I will be walking along the beach or driving near the shoreline, and come upon a must-have piece of stylized wood. My husband now knows that he better stop when I mention driftwood. No person could have created it, but the ocean waves and tides did. I feel like it is a gift just waiting to be discovered and appreciated.

My townhouse has a tiny front yard in which I plant colorful flowers, ferns, and aloe. When we first moved in, it didn’t look complete until one day while I was walking along the North Shore near where we live, I spotted some incredible pieces of driftwood. Lucky I had my husband and grandson with me. Maybe it was not so lucky for them, but we each brought home a couple of these priceless treasures.

Some of the pieces of driftwood I spot are much too large to drag home, so instead I fill my yearning by photographing them. I have noticed that several other photographers share their lucky captures with the cyberspace community in the form

Home and Garden Decor to Enhance

Fountains are no doubt one of the best additions to any garden. The sound of rushing water perfectly complements the green foliage, and the intricate stone designs make it a great focal point. But garden fountains are more than a lawn ornament–they also represent a source of sustenance for your plants. Whether you have a small patio or a sprawling backyard, a well-placed fountain can certainly liven up your outdoor space.


As with most ornamental pieces, fountains started out strictly functional. They were first used in the Middle East, where the weather was hot and the water provided relief from the heat. Most of them were simple, surrounded by trees and built in royal courtyards. The Romans also experimented with outdoor water features, building their gardens adjacent to public baths. They were mostly used for bathing rituals, which were a vital part of their culture.
Ornamental garden fountains first appeared in ancient Mesopotamia, but it was only in the late medieval period that they were used in domestic settings. Garden fountains were used in Spain before the 15th century and in Italy some years later. It took yet another century for home fountains

Travertine Tiles For Home And Garden

Travertine is one of the most famous stone products for use both in the home and in the garden or yard. This classic Roman stone has been utilized for construction and tiling for thousands of years. Indeed, the Coliseum in Rome is in fact composed almost entirely of travertine not marble as many people think. Travertine is a sedimentary rock that was formed by the evaporation of water in pools of hot springs. When the water evaporated it left behind layers of minerals and these minerals are what give the stone its beautiful shades. The main hues of travertine tiles range from soft browns to dark mahogany and fiery red. Many accenting colors can be found in each tile depending on the addition of different minerals during the formation process.

Travertine tiles are used for many purposes in the home. The stone makes a very wonderful flooring and is quite common in foyers. When used on the floor the tiles require a seal coat so as to shield against staining. As the rock is sedimentary it generally has small pores and air pockets which permit the staining material into the structure if the surface is not closed.