A quick fix for any space is a new paint color. Instead of earth tone hues like brown or grey, bring in a cooler feel with muted tones of seafoam green, lemon yellow or turquoise. If you aren’t sure that much color is your style, a light cream color will also give your room a bright and airy feeling.
Swap out the dark, winter throw pillows and linens with a splash of colorful prints or a harmonious pastel palette. Now is also an ideal time to put away the heavier window panels and replace them with lighter fabrics like linen or sheers that offer privacy while allowing natural light to fill the room.
If you have a piece of older furniture such as a dresser or nightstand that’s in need of a new look, consider using chalk paint. This forgiving paint is simple to use, and the best part – it requires no sanding! With a soft, matte finish, this painting technique is known for adding a distressed, aged look. After you’ve added a splash of color, think about boosting your spring appeal with a few new decorative knobs in bright hues of yellow, orange and blue, or add flower power with a sweet sunflower design to give a whole new style to an older furniture piece. Plus, you can always switch out the knobs when the seasons change!
In addition to the bigger ideas for updating your home, you can also make an impact by incorporating smaller items like kitchen or bath towels in a fun, floral motif or swapping out your accessories. For example, display a collection of seashells on your bookshelf or add fun accessories to the mix with a nautical-inspired lamp on your nightstand. By adding these small touches throughout your home, you will instantly create a new feeling. You can also consider updating artwork as the seasons change. After all, nothing can warm up your home like an image of the beach or a beautiful field of flowers.
One of the easiest ways to make your home look – and smell – like spring is with fresh flowers. Place a small bouquet of tulips, lilies, hyacinth or a colorful mix of wildflowers in your entry, bathroom or dining room. You can also bring the outdoors inside with a few small pots containing your favorite herbs or flowers. Not only is this a great way to get your garden going early, but it will also add a wonderful touch of greenery to your home.
Spring is knocking at our door, and what better way to get ready than by surrounding yourself with the inspriation of the great outdoors!