mews house in belgraviaTransitional House Exterior, London
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Brighten up with lightingAside from the obvious practical advantage, exterior lighting is a brilliant way to add interest to the front of your home. There’s an array of options, including intricate traditional fittings, Art Deco pieces, and contemporary and industrial styles. Not only will they look decorative during the day, the light emitted in the evening will add an architectural feel to the building.
Invest in some timersKeep your home safe from burglars while you’re away by making it look as if someone is at home. Invest in some timer plugs and place them strategically around the property. Think about which lights you use at different stages of the day, and set your timers to turn them on at those times. For example, a kitchen light could come on in the evening, followed by a living room lamp to look like you’re watching TV. It’s also a good idea to attach one to your radio during the day. Programme it to a station that features a lot of talking, as it will sound like people are having a conversation.
Neaten upA neat and symmetrical arrangement of clipped, box globes, sitting in bespoke metal ‘balconies’, is spot-on for this smart, urban frontage.The choice of plants harmonises well with the potted bay trees, downstairs, and offers a fairly, maintenence-free scheme throughout the year. Just don’t forget to water!