Spruce Up Outdoors After the Long Winter

Now that March is here, and snow is melting, our thoughts inevitably turn to spring. We imagine kids playing in the backyard, while guests lounge on the deck, enjoying music, conversation, a cocktail, or a cookout.

It’s no wonder if your outdoor space is lacking pizzazz after the long winter. Good thing it’s easy to transform it into an inviting oasis with some easy decorating ideas


One of the easiest solutions to creating a welcoming area is to decorate with a new outdoor rug.

Outdoor rugs bring some visual warmth to the space and make it easy to enjoy time outside in bare feet while preventing splinters from the deck.










Outdoor rugs are an affordable and effortless way to make the outdoors more chic. Choose a bright color or a bold pattern to incorporate some style.


Next, adorn your outside table with a new umbrella, along with some potted plants. Crocuses and pansies have a high tolerance for the cold nights that are still with us in March.












A few hurricane candle holders along with a string or two of twinkling white lights add the final touches to make the space come alive for night time entertaining.


These tips are all simple and inexpensive.

After the long winter we have all endured, embrace spring with an outdoor space you’ll look forward to spending time in with friends and family.

Preparing Your Rugs for the Holidays

The holiday season is here and that means one thing, guests! As much as we love having friends and family over this time of year, there is no denying that the extra traffic can cause wear and tear. With so many people in and out, your house is inevitably at higher risk for damage, and that includes your rugs. This season take one concern off your plate by following a few steps to ensure your rugs make it to the New Year in great condition.

holly-holiday-rug-floor-area-runner-holiday-backgrounds-600x380Apply a high quality stain protector.

Stain protectors do wonders for rugs and carpets used regularly. When applied correctly, they reduce permanent stains by repelling spillage, which allows you to remove spots more effectively.


Move your favorite rugs out of high traffic areas.

Of course you still want to display your favorite area rugs, but consider moving them to a room with less foot traffic, but where they can still be displayed. Even better, decorate a wall!


Clean and vacuum immediately after guests leave.


Check your area rug for any stains so that you can clean them as soon as possible, minimizing the risk of permanent damage. It’s also wise to vacuum to prevent away any debris from being accidentally ground into the fiber by footfall.

With these few simple steps you will be able to better enjoy your time with friends and family, knowing that your rugs are safe.