To me spring really is a time of new beginnings…Spring is a time when we think of freshening up our homes as the weather starts to get warmer and thoughts of winter finally come to an end. It’s a time to look around your home to make each room more a reflection of your style and to update or change the decor without completely redecorating, to give your rooms new life.
Remove things that take up valuable space or create clutter, as this will only make your rooms feel overwhelmed and a lack of completeness. Shop around within your entire home to reuse items from one area to become a new inspiration or accessory in another area. The first step in this home renewal process is to de-clutter each room in your home. Just as spring-cleaning can add a breath of fresh air, reevaluating the use and function of each item in a room will allow the space to be used and decorated in the best light.
De-cluttering will not only make a room look more spacious and balanced but will produce a sense of order and calmness. Less is more and if you don’t love it live without it. This simple approach will help evaluate what to recycle, reuse or remove and remind you to only buy new items that work with the décor and that make you feel good everyday.
If you want to create the biggest impact for the least amount of time and cost focus your energy on rooms that are used everyday by most of your family members or guest such as the kitchen, family room and bathrooms. These rooms are viewed and used at the beginning and end of each day so change will bring a sense of renewal and revitalization and will be significant. By implementing the following simple decorating ideas you can transform your home this spring to make what you have work best, in a new way
Here are some of my go-to methods for bringing a little bit of the spring indoors:
Trade those heavy afghans and fluffy pillows for light and silky throws and vivid, bright prints! Pick an item you love with a color that pops, and start adding complementary accessories and textures from there. Hand towels, shower curtains, sheets, and bathroom rugs all get the switch for a crisp look throughout the house.
I am also always looking at spring fashion and colour trends to also inspire me with decor updates. This year we are seeing a ton of black and whites as well as very colourful options like lilac, soft pinks, yellows but also brights like hot pinks and royal blue and then let’s not forget our Pantone colour trend ” emerald green”. So pick your colour scheme with passion this year because our imagination is unlimited….
And now off I go to do my own home now…hmmm I hope my husband is as fond of fuchsia as I am..