Maintenance free ideas to wake up your home’s exterior form those winter blues
We are all taught not to judge a book by its cover but when it comes to your home we are all guilty of passing by impressive homes and looking at the pretty exterior and dreaming. Very often homes that have been tended to and look beautiful from the outside have used the simplest ideas that any of us could re create, but the off putting part of the process is the regular up-keep.
Below are some striking, maintenance free ideas that will lift your home from the winter blues and keep it looking beautiful all year round.
Add some mini artificial boxwood hedges as window boxes. The best thing about this wonderfully classic style is that it is something that does not look out of place at any time of the year
Available to buy from https://www.evergreendirect.co.uk/bespoke-hedge
Framing your entrance
Framing the entrance to your front can make your home look a lot grander, often preventing your home from looking too one dimensional. When looking for the perfect tree or plant to frame an entrance a good place to start is with topiary trees and plants. These are great because they are neat and tidy and usually sculptured to a slender shape which avoids any braches growing and getting in the way of your door! When opting for an artificial product make sure the foliage of the tree or plant is UV stable, this prevents your tree discolouring or fading outdoors.
Available to buy from https://www.evergreendirect.co.uk/product/artificial-bay-tree in varying heights from £49.50
Add some colour
Hanging baskets can be perfect for this. People very often think that hanging baskets are only for the summer time but investing in some artificial hanging baskets that are filled with luscious ivy and pansy plants that would not look out of place in the duller months can be the perfect solution. Not only are artificial hanging baskets completely maintenance free but also continue looking their best whatever!
Available to buy from https://www.evergreendirect.co.uk/category/artificial-hanging-baskets from £39.95