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August
30

Visit West Michigan With These Sights

Feeling like planning a trip? Look no further than these scenic West Michigan Destinations

The stunning beauty and culture of West Michigan makes it a popular destination for travelers all over the world. From its beautiful forests to its miles of beaches along Lake Michigan, it's truly one of the best places for outdoor activities. Our area is also filled with rich history, fine dining, and diverse culture. 

With so much to do, our real estate agents enjoy providing visitors with great recommendations for things to check-out while they're in the area. If you're planning a visit to West Michigan, make sure these five things are on your list:

  • Holland State Park - 2215 Ottawa Beach Rd, Holland, MI 49424
    This 142 acre West Michigan state park is actually one of Michigan's most popular. Holland State Park sits between Lake Michigan and Lake Macatawa, making it an ideal spot for swimming, sailing, kayaking, hiking, or simply relaxing on the park's sandy beaches. While you're there, make sure to get a picture of the famous "Big Red" lighthouse. If you enjoy your time at the park, there are some spectacular Holland homes for sale just down the road.

  • The Felt Mansion - 6597 138th Ave, Holland, MI 49423
    One of the most beautiful, historic homes in all of Michigan is found in Laketown Township. This 12,000+ square foot mansion has over 25 rooms across three floors. Built in 1925 by the Dorr Felt, The Felt Mansion has been a staple of West Michigan history for decades. Today, the mansion offers tours, hosts fun events, and is even a popular wedding venue.

  • Tanglewood Winery - 15811 Riley St, Holland, MI 49424
    Some of the finest, tastiest West Michigan wines can be enjoyed at the Tanglewood Winery in Holland. Stop by to enjoy a variety of farm-to-table fruit wines in a relaxing tasting room. If you love their products, you can even join Tanglewood's Wine Club which provides access to exclusively produced small batch wines. Tanglewood is a great local spot for a romantic date or to hang out with friends.

  • Nelis' Dutch Village - 12350 James St, Holland, MI 49424
    Take a step into Dutch History at Nelis' Dutch Village. This one-of-a-kind amusement park resembles an old Dutch village and celebrates the Netherlands' history. You'll find unique shops such a wooden shoe factory and a cheese making shop. There are also outdoor rides and tons of events for the kids. A trip to the Nelis' Dutch Village makes for a fun and educational weekend event.

  • Veldheer Tulip Gardens - 12755 Quincy St, Holland, MI 49424
    After you're done exploring Dutch history, top off the day with a visit to the beautiful Veldheer Tulip Gardens. With over 5 million tulips, it's one of the most beautiful attractions around. It's the perfect place to shop for beautiful perennials, or to simply take a walk around and enjoy the beautiful scenery. The most popular time to visit is late April through Mid-May; however, they also have a ten-acre perennial garden on display from June 1 through Mid-October. The garden features thousands of flowers set amongst traditional Dutch scenery such as windmills and canals.

West Michigan's beautiful scenery, Dutch influence, and rich history make it one of the most livable places in the mid-west. For more information on local activities, contact us today.

August
9

Find The Perfect Home Decor With These 6 Tips

Struggling to find decor that matches your style? Here are some tips to jumpstart your interior design.

One of the hardest parts about interior decorating and design is figuring out your own style and tastes. To further complicate things, our styles and taste are constantly evolving. Some people like everything, which can make it difficult to narrow down your ideas into a single concept. Others are extremely picky and have trouble finding anything that matches their personality. Bottom line — if you struggle to define your own tastes, picking furniture, room colors, and decor can be quite the challenge.

Luckily, our real estate agents are here to help. We've seen thousands of homes and designs, so we know the importance of individual style. We compiled a list of the top 6 ways to define your own interior style and preferences:

  1. Use Your Closet For Inspiration
    If you're struggling to define your style, start by taking a look in your closet. Your clothing will say a lot about your personal tastes. If you're constantly buying the same colors and styles, then it'd probably be a safe bet to incorporate those elements into your interior design. If your clothes are mostly neutral colors, then you might enjoy neutral tones in your decor.

  2. Check Out Blogs And Magazines
    One of the easiest ways to define things you like and dislike is by checking out blogs, magazines, and websites like Pinterest. If you find something you like, simply bookmark a page or rip out a section of a magazine and start a collection. When it comes to time to design a room, you'll have a bunch of content to use for inspiration.

  3. Look At Other Homes
    Shopping for homes will help you quickly realize what you like and dislike when it comes to home decor. Attend some local open houses, check out online listings, or schedule an appointment with a real estate agent. If you want to see some truly beautiful home decor, check out some of these Holland homes for sale.

  4. Stop By Some High-End Stores
    Browsing some local high-end home decor shops will definitely give you a number of design ideas. You'll undoubtedly notice displays, colors, and styles that you like and dislike. You're not obligated to buy anything, but you can still get a sense of what you like and then seek our similar decor at a less expensive store.

  5. Conduct Some Experiments
    If you'd like to experiment with design concepts in your home, shop at a store with a generous return policy. Buy some furniture or tables that catch your eye, and stage them in your own living room. If you don't like it, take it back and try something else.

  6. Determine What You Don't Like
    If you're having trouble deciding on your style, it might help to start by figuring out what you don't like. If there are certain colors or patterns that are a no-go, thinking about what you dislike can actually be helpful when it comes to evaluating future concepts.

Interior design and decorating can be tricky, but remember to start with what you know you love. You're the one who will be living in your home, so you should ensure you're surrounded with decor that matches your tastes. For more tips on interior decorating, contact us today.

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