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Sprucing Up Your Surroundings With an Interior Design Company near Atlanta.

Enjoying your living space, in or out, is one of the most wonderful ways to spend time and make memories. Let’s look at 3 ways to spruce up your surroundings near Atlanta.


It feels so good to get outside and enjoy the sunshine and fresh air after being inside all winter! Life is getting back to normal and it’s time to start enjoying the company of friends and family again. In reparation for cookouts, cocktail parties, and family dinners we have to get ready by cleaning some basic items and giving them a new fresh look. Let’s look at 3 ways to spruce up your surroundings with an Interior Design Company near Atlanta.


Revive Your Front Door With Black Dog Design House near Atlanta

Your front door is the entryway to your abode. It should make a statement whether your taste is a simple wooden door, fiberglass, or steel. Every door gets weathered, so here are some tips and tricks for bringing your front door back to life. Start by using warm water and a cleaner to wash the door thoroughly. Close and open the door to see if it’s “sticking” or seems unlevel. You may need to tighten up the hinges. If your door has weather stripping at the bottom, you may want to see if it needs to be replaced. Black Dog Design House is available should you have any questions. If you have a wooden door, you may want to add another coat of varnish or possibly sand it and add a new stain. There are so many choices. With a fiberglass or steel door there are outdoor color rejuvenators that you can find at your local DIY store home store. Finish off by adding flowering plants on either side and a sturdy welcome mat to give your guests a

welcoming feeling.

Let The Light In

Pull back your sheers, roll up the blinds, and let the sunshine in!! Cleaning windows is usually not a favorite but it really can be easier than you think. Using your vacuum attachment, you can clean out the grooves. Examine the caulking on the sash that slides past the frame and re-caulk if necessary. When your inspection is through it’s time to clean. Start with a fresh bucket of hot water and white vinegar 2:1 ratio, add a few drops of grease cutting dish detergent. Use a lint free cloth to wipe out all grooves and sill. Get a new cloth for cleaning the glass and use a squeegee to remove excess water. If you have stubborn spots, clean again and use a crumpled newspaper to dry areas the squeegee can’t reach. Launder your sheers and rehang while damp to pull out wrinkles.


Outdoor Cushion Cleaning

Here is another great tip from an Interior Design Company near Atlanta. Most outdoor cushion coverings are made to remove and launder. When laundering your coverings use a quick cycle, warm water wash, cool rinse, and laundry flakes. Detergent may be too abrasive. If you have a spot that you want to pre-treat, simply fill your laundry tub half way with warm water, add 1⁄4 cup dry oxygenated bleach and push your covering into the water. Pull it out and take a horsehair brush to the spot and place the covering back into the laundry tub and use the brush again, repeat until the spot is gone. Place the pre-treated covering along with the other coverings into the washing machine and use 1 tablespoon of laundry flakes to wash. When the cycle is through, put your coverings back on to the cushions while damp to avoid wrinkling. When dry, add a pop of complementary color with some fun pillows.


We hope you enjoy the company of friends and the sound of laughter this summer. Black Dog Design House, an interior design company near Atlanta would love to help you spruce up or change any space in your home. For a consultation with one of our professional designers contact us today. And remember to take time for yourself so that you are able to be there for those you cherish.


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