Monday, April 12, 2010
Spring is here! When this season roles around I always think how did I accumulate all this stuff? Why is my home looking so drab? Well I am here to help give your home a quick and economical spring makeover. It's just like fashion the accessories make the outfit...well accessories make a house a home.
Spring clean! Yes I know it is a drag, but we all need to do it. Go through all those closets and get rid of anything you have multiples of. I had three laundry baskets why do I need three? If you haven't worn it or used it in a year it should go. You can also make some money doing this by listing items to sell on craigslist.com. You can also get a tax deduction for donations just remember to get a receipt. De-cluttering can have amazing affects on your home as well as your piece of mind.
Let's have some pillow talk. You know those tired pillows on your sofa? This is such a simple fix that makes a world of difference. There are so many fun prints and colors come spring. You can have fun mixing and matching. Here are some of my favorites. All these pillows can be purchased at Westelm.com or Pierone.com for under $35.00
Let's put some light on this subject. Adding a fun and unique accent lamp is another way to go from Winter to Spring. All these options can be purchased at Westelm.com or Potterybarn.com for under $105.
Don't forget to look at the floor. Putting a colorful area rug on the floor can give a space new life. These options are from Pierone.com and Westelm.com.
Bring the outside in. Pot some plants in your home. If you don't have a green thumb plant some faux plants and no one will know the difference.
A little accent goes a long way. Switch that old dark wood coffee table with a more interesting accent table. This will have you smiling every time you set down your cup of Joe.
Art is in the eye of the beholder. Updating art can change your entire perspective of a space. Go to allposters.com and search for something that makes you happy and feeling the season. I love going to art festivals in the spring/summer seasons to support the local artists. Don't always feel you have to do floral art for spring. You can find some fun and lively pop art and make a space interesting. Mix a modern piece of art in a traditional home and Elle Decor will be knocking at your door. Purchase some unique photo frames and do a photo wall of spring breaks past. Make them black and white for that artistic feel.
With these few easy tips and tricks spring is sure to be official!