How to Create an Exterior Oasis for a Desert Theme Landscape

Hearing the word desert immediately takes us to the land of sand dunes and cactus. This picture is embedded in our mind since our childhood. All the fairy tales of the childhood reminds us of the vast expanse of yellow sands that meet the horizon. As everything has to have something good in it, it is true for the deserts as well. When one reaches an oasis after a long journey, his mind becomes full of joy for the refreshing comfort of the place.

An Oasis is like the heart of the desert. It always has a water source and provides habitat for the humans and a resting place for the caravans. It also brings hope in the minds of the people who have a tough time traveling through the desert. Based on these theme desert landscaping has gained popularity in the recent times. Now the creative people have brought this desert theme on the urban lands also. They create a desert landscape using sand, stone, desert plant and cactus to enliven the space.

If it is your home or commercial space happens to be in drought areas, creating a desert theme landscape is the most ideal. No matter if it is your residence or a posh hotel, luxury restaurant or a theme park; you can implement the desert theme landscape to give a nice facelift to the place. The cactus and other desert plants grow slowly and these are easy to maintain. Having a minimalist look the desert theme landscape is great for the modern residential complexes and commercial settings as well.

An Oasis is an integral part of the desert. That is why an Oasis should be included in the desert them landscapes for successful implementation. Here are some ways that will give an idea of creating an oasis for a desert theme landscape.

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Creating the perfect reading area at home

Being able to wind down and relax with a good book is one of life’s simplest pleasures and creating a reading area in your home will not only encourage you to do it more, but make it all the enjoyable.

This is my simple guide for creating the perfect reading area at home with a few simple steps.

Of course, you might not have the space for this sort of area, in those cases it might be something as simple as lighting your favourite candle in your room while you read, something that instantly transports you to the head space of taking the time for yourself and something that you enjoy.

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A Home refresh with Home Bargains

Spring is the perfect time to clean your home or change it up a bit and now that the weather is beginning to look up some days, I’m trying my best to do both this and be a mum to a crazy-teething 7 month old.

I was lucky enough to receive a fab bundle of goodies from Home Bargains to help me get started with Spring cleaning the house.

I’m not going to be overly optimistic but some house goals we have for Spring/Summer include:

Regularly steam mopping the tiles/laminate flooring. This might seem like a ridiculous one but I’m pretty good at staying on top of hoovering but always forget about the steam mop in the cupboard. I ticked it off the list this morning but I want to make sure I do it at least once a week now that Freya is regularly throwing her food around the house.

Light the Candles in the home and use the diffusers. We have a ton of candles at home and several unopened reed diffusers waiting to be used up. I need to make sure we light the existing ones more often and burn them down so we can get through our stockpile and clear some room in the cupboards.

Deep clean the bathroom. Again I feel pretty confident that I maintain a fairly tidy home as well as being a first time mama but I’d love to deep clean the bathrooms more like I did when I was nesting.

Re-paint the living room and en suite/downstairs toilet. We desperately need to repaint the lounge and have been thinking about a brand new colour rather than touching up the existing paintwork. We also have plans to paint the en suite and downstairs toilet a neutral colour as well as sort the tiling out.

Other plans include jet washing the patio area and repainting some stonework we have round the plants and wallpapering a wall in the spare bedroom. It sounds like a lot of work and trying to do it around Bob working full-time and raising out tiny human will be a challenge but hopefully with nice weather, we can introduce Freya more to our already lovely garden and get some summer toys for her to enjoy. Have you got any plans for a refresh in your home this year?

Laura x

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