[caption id="attachment_3426" align="alignleft" width="300"] The first spring flowers appearing outside our showroom[/caption]
This time of year is wonderful for seeing the colourful flowers around people's homes and I love to see innovative displays of flowers. We are not very adventurous at our home, but we do have a few pots containing different flowers in the front and back gardens as well as a hanging basket next to the front door. Last year we were sick of looking out onto a dull fence around the back garden. We wanted to brighten up our dull fence and we found a great solution. We bought some colourful buckets and hung them around halfway up the fence. We then planted some brightly coloured begonias in the buckets. The buckets are pretty bright colours and the large flowers of the begonias are stunning.
I find flowers (and colour, generally) helps to improve my mood and gives me a reason to smile so I find it quite depressing when the cold weather comes in Autumn. While I like the orange, yellow and red leaves of Autumn, I know the stark cold weather is on the way and the trees will soon lose all signs of colour for the Winter.
There are a few options for a bit of colour in the garden but we haven't had much success in our garden at home.
I have found a way to get a bright splash of colour which will last the whole year - a brightly coloured door. If you purchase a wooden door you have a wide range of paint colours to choose from. This offers a great opportunity to personalise your home and create a colourful welcome to your home. You do need to ensure that you use the correct type of paint and you need to follow the instructions closely.
There are some great quality paint ranges such as Farrow and Ball which offer some suitable colours for painted external doors. It is important to choose a good quality paint product, prepare the timber door as we advise and give sufficient undercoats and top coats and remember that a natural product such as timber will need to be maintained occasionally. This extra effort will be worth it as the external timber designs suitable for painting can look really stunning on your property.
If you would like to discuss painting your door, then please call our customer services team on 0845 467 1910 or 0113 897 0984.