How to Rethink Your Interior Design

Currently, there are many people who are looking at ways to revamp their homes as we all spend a lot more time there than usual. There are some basic rules when it comes to interior designing, which include the fundamental elements such as proportions and deciding on the correct size of the furniture. There are also some simple tricks that will give you the best dècor tips for large or small spaces.

1. Go Green

There are actually some great new uses for old appliances if you stop and think about them, before tossing them aside. Household appliances such as a washer, dryer, stove, refrigerator, or even an oven are not built to last your entire lifetime. While you will get at least 10-15 years out of each item, you’ll want to have some eco-friendly plans ready for when they perform their final operation. If one of these items does break down, the first thing you should do is contact a handyman to see if they can be salvaged or repaired since that is still cheaper than buying a brand new one. A quick online search will help you find the right man for the job.

However, if it is lost to Father Time, you can always start looking for a new machine with a high eco-rating as a replacement. This should save you a ton of money on each water and electric bill in the future. If you have small appliances that have seen better days, why not use their central core as something new. For example, if you have some old wine glasses and a broken chandelier, it is easy to make a brand new one with these very items. Upcycling is a brand new way to decorate. All you need to buy are some bike spokes to hang the glasses from, and there you have it, a central talking piece over your dining table.

2. Taking a Break

We all need some downtime, and if you are in the middle of a remodeling job, the pressure to take a time-out is even greater. But where to go on vacation with your dog so that both you and your furry family member can have a blast? If you are fixing up your home, you may be staying in a pet-friendly hotel already, so why not take a long weekend to give everyone a bit of relaxation and fun at the dog park. Winter is bearing down on us, but the shorter days can still be sweet as we discover a bunch of fun-filled activities with our best friend.

If you happen to be in the west, where the sun is always shining, why not take a trip to Scottsdale, Arizona. This posh suburb of Phoenix has everything you are looking for. Shopping and restaurants by the river and outdoor activities that both you and your pooch can partake in. Another great option is camping, since there are a plethora of campgrounds all over the U.S. that allow family pets to join in. There you can go hiking or swim in the lake–and even though it is winter, having a snowball fight can lead to a lot of fun and hot coco if you’re the winner! Maybe your furry friend is strong enough even to try joining a dog sledding team?

3. Get a Facelift

While the inside is important to keep nice, the exterior of your home is always a central focal point that needs constant attention. The last thing your want to worry about is any kind of emergency tree work. The goal is to keep your front and backyard tidy and free of issues that could cause harm or damage to your house. No one wants to be one storm away from a tree on their roof that results in an emergency situation. If you do find yourself in this predicament, there are companies and tree services that are on call and ready to remove a downed tree quickly and effectively.