My home has curb appeal, it was one of the most important features when we choose this house to make our family home and to raise our children in. We will stay here until at least Chloe and Dylan have completed their education. I still have grand plans for this home of ours and would love to have the attic converted into a living space for a teenager. This would free up Chloe’s room to make me my own office, a space I would love to have and decorate to encourage creativity. Over the next few months I am working with The Wood Window Alliance to share style tips and interior trends.
One of the first things we did when we moved in was change the front door. To me this needs to be welcoming, fresh and clean. We also had a new glass number plaque made. Those first impressions are important. As you enter into our hallway there is a welcome to our home message that makes me smile and first time visitors nearly always comment on it!
Dressing windows also helps with styling your home and creating the look you want. Last Spring we redecorated the living room and I tend to buy co-co-ordinating accessories from the High Street. For the living room I choose a new grey sofa and then all the wall paper and cushions from Next. I am also loving good quality ‘fake’ flowers as they last well and many look so good now that you’d never know. I think it is worth paying for good quality ones as they look great. Spring is a good time to mix up your flowers. Have three vases, my large vase is filled with my faux flowers and then two smaller vases with seasonal flowers think tulips. My living room is a bright room with a large front window and French doors into the garden at the far end. At this time of year the sun shines through the windows so ensure they are smear free and clean!
Soft furnishing is spring colours always looks good at this time of year, think pastels and creams. Room fragrances should be fresh smelling it is a time for blossom and light flowery fragrances. As I use faux flowers I always use room sprays or scented candles like my Jo Malone candle.
Using real wood windows and doors from Wood Window Alliance is a long lasting, low maintenance and green option to making the most of your home. Do you change your windows depending on the season if so I’d love to see your window dressing on twiiter where you can tweet @woodwindowall and me at @emmaand3 using the hashtag #windowsforlife
Disclosure: The photos of the house are not mine -I wish it were though! This post is in association with The Wood Window Alliance and Tots100