Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Design Tip Tuesday - Add some Spring to your Decor

Eight quick ideas to bring spring into your home!

1. Declutter - During the winter months we tend to collect things as we feel comforted when surrounded by things. Now it’s time to declutter and create a sense of openness and spaciousness!

2. Clean - Shine up those windows and let the sun shine in. Make everything in your home sparkle to allow for maximum brightness and light reflection.

3. Fabrics - Remove blankets, throws and heavy pillows and bedding. Replace heavy velvets and damasks with lighter fabrics (linens and cottons) and floral or striped prints. Remove heavy, dark bedding and replace with white linens and add pops of fresh, bright colour with pillows.

4. Windows - Open the blinds and tuck the draperies back to allow full light into your rooms.

5. Paint - Freshen up your space with a new, lighter paint colour. Or, add an accent wall in a fresh lively shade of pink. A new coat of paint is sure to freshen up any room.

6. Shuffle Furniture - Create new, more open furniture plans by moving furniture around in a room or by removing pieces from one room and reintroducing them into another room. This breathes new life into your room and not to mention your furniture - all of the sudden everything looks new again!

7. Flowers - Add fresh cut flowers throughout your home. Large, bold blooms are an easy way to add colour and the idea that spring is here.

8. Add fresh scents to your home with potpourri, candles or drawer liners. Scents like lilly of the valley, hyacinths and daffodils fill the air with thoughts of spring.

Add a couple of these touches to your existing decor and you'll be feeling 'springy' in no time!

Happy Decorating!

(Image: Flower)