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Summer is almost here! Start your home and garden projects now to freshen up your living space so you can enjoy fun in the sun all summer long. Check out these 2020 trends and start planning your next project.

Add More Houseplants

Adding houseplants to your home can bring color and beauty to any room! From big, bold leaves to tiny succulents, houseplants are a great way to personalize each room with greenery and freshness. And even if you don’t normally have a green thumb, many houseplants are easy to care!

Bring Indoor Comforts Outside

There’s so much more to your outdoor living space than a few chairs and tables. Turn your outdoor living space into an outdoor oasis by adding comfortable furniture, fun appliances, and designated activity areas. Consider installing an outdoor bar, pizza oven, or outdoor TV so you can spend as much time in your backyard this summer as possible, or create a meditation garden to start your day off right surrounded by nature. Add a few colorful pillows as finishing touches and you’ll be ready to enjoy your new space!

Repurpose Old Items

Each year, we continue to focus on going green to decrease our environmental impact. In order to recycle old items, people are turning to DIY projects to decorate their homes and gardens. Now that we’re all spending more time at home, find the perfect DIY project for you: turn an old birdbath into a planter, turn an old window into a frame. The possibilities are endless!

Add in Classic Blue

Pantone’s Color of the Year 2020 is Classic Blue, a bold blue hue that is sure to catch your guest’s attention when they walk into your home. There are so many options to incorporate this gorgeous color into your space. Consider painting an accent wall, adding accent pillows to your indoor or outdoor furniture, or bring in new decor to your kitchen or bathroom.

Redesign Your Office Space

If you are working from home, take some time to make your office area more comfortable and inviting. Bring out your own personal style and create an environment that inspires creativity and productivity to get your best work done. Instead of working on a table, consider adding an ergonomic chair or desk to ensure the best experience at home.

Upgrade Your Smart Accessories

What once felt like a futuristic dream in a sci-fi movie is our new reality. Smart homes have become increasingly popular as new technology arises and there’s no plan to slow down anytime soon. Switch out your normal bulbs for smart bulbs for remote access to scheduling or dimming, or install a new home security system to stay connected while you’re away from home.

Matte is Back

Stainless steel has been trending for the past decade, but matte finishes are coming back. Incorporate matte finishes on your countertops, appliances, faucets, wall colors, and more. The matte look is less flashy than stainless steel and luster finishes, which brings a more natural look to your home.