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A Beginner Guide to Houseplants
Many of us spend a great deal of our time indoors. This could be for several reasons, but our favorite reason is simply to enjoy the comfort of your home. After all, we at Justice Homes take pride in making every detail of your home something to enjoy. One way we do this is by creating spaces that are not only visually beautiful, but also functional. Beauty and functionality are things that can be translated through the filter of your own personal decorating style as well. A prime example? Houseplants.
Houseplants are not as scary as some may fear. There are a wide variety of houseplants, from those that thrive on neglect to divas that need constant attention. Not only can their foliage be visually striking, but they can provide lasting benefits to you as well, namely, by improving air quality. Just ask NASA. Wondering where to start? We have a couple suggestions.
Are you seeking to add high drama and modern style to a space? For beginners, maybe consider ficus elastica, or more commonly known as the rubber tree. From deep, almost black leaves to watercolor markin
gs of white and green, this tree comes in several varieties and you are sure to find one (or two) to suit your style. If you are up for something that may require a bit more attention, look no further than ficus lyrata, a.k.a. the fiddle leaf fig tree. With this beauty in your home, visitors will instantly feel transported into a trendy style magazine.
Are you in need of a pop of color? Prepare for succulents to be your new BFF. With an endless array of textures and bright colors, the only thing you need to remember is to set it (in a bright window) and forget it. Well, at least until the soil is completely dry, that is. Are you up for more of a challenge? Calatheas are going to give you seemingly unnatural hues of pink, green, and silver. With their stunning leaf patterns, you will have guests asking “is that real?”. These tropical plants typically come from the understory of the rainforests in South America. So, if you place it in a spot that does not receive direct sun and do not let the soil dry out completely, you will make these beauties love you.
Trust me, the list could go on and on. Hopefully though, with these few suggestions you can add your own personal touch to your space, so that when you are spending time inside, you can truly enjoy it. If you are considering a more major change, such as moving into a brand-new home in Oklahoma City, we would love to help. Head over to our contact page to get in touch!
By Justice Homes 8-15-2019
Decorating Your Home
Everyone approaches interior design in their own way. However, most people can agree that interior designs that are more creative are much better than boring, dull designs. If a property is designed in a beautiful way, it will greatly enhance the ambiance of it. What many people do not realize is that home interior design projects do not have to be expensive. You don’t always have to spend a lot of money to have a beautiful, unique home. Whether you are looking to fix up an old or new home, consider the following interior design tips.
One of the least expensive home improvement projects you can undertake is painting. A fresh new paint job can completely update an existing room. Plus, it isn’t a hard or expensive task. Give your new home a burst of life with a brand-new color.
While painting isn’t usually difficult, it does require some time and patience. If it sounds like too much work for the moment, consider painting just one wall or one section of the room. You could even paint the door frames or windowsill a fresh, fun color. Even new wallpaper can help change the ambiance of a room.
Remember, you are designing in a room that isn’t 2D. That means that you can change small things about the room that will really make a difference. For example, take a boring ceiling and change it into something new and exciting by adding brand new, unique light fixtures. Not only will these light fixtures add something new to the room, but the actual lighting will also help give the space a warm and welcoming glow.
New lighting fixtures will also help you achieve a space that has the type of feel that you want. If you are going for a happier atmosphere, brighter bulbs can achieve this. Darker bulbs can help make a room more motive and contemplative. You can also include dimmer switches if you want to change the tone of the room depending on your mood or situation.
Want to quickly give a dull room some excitement? Consider an area rug to highlight your tastes. Many people buy bright, colorful area rugs to put under their coffee table to accessorize a room.
You can also save money by repurposing things you already own. For example, turn an old antique chair sitting under a cloth in your attic into a new one with a fresh coat of paint or stain. Take an old cabinet and fix it up into a new television stand. Paint a cheap end table a bright color to brighten up a dark room. The possibilities are endless when you think about it!
Remember, clutter will make even the greatest living space look bad. Don’t allow your living space to become a complete mess. Take the time to tidy up every single day. If you do, it will be that much easier to keep it clean.
Enjoy these easy interior design tips for an attractive new home.
By Justice Homes 8-14-2019