12 Ways to Bring Spring Into Your Home
With just a few touchs here and there you can bring a new springtime flair to your home. Use your imagination and make changes like adding light where there was darkness by replacing dark, cold winter colors with light, refreshing ones.
Start out by putting away those heavy blankets and pillowcases, changing to lightweight cottons and linens. Change dark blue, black and charcoal to yellow, orange and light blue. Replace that thick, warm bedspread with a light throw.
The trick is to bring light, cream, and pastel shades in. Instead of earthy fall tones of brown, grey, black and red bring in spring tones of sea foam green, lemon yellow and ocean blue. This paler, more subdued and muted tones give a cooler feel to the space and brings in the light.
Here are some ideas:
- Place a colorful spring-inspired garland on the fireplace mantel.
- Put some fresh, new pillows on the couch or loveseat.
- Do away with the oriental or wool rugs and exchange them for a splash of color with a rag rug.
- Add some new paintings or hangings on the walls. Put up mirrors of all shapes and sizes to open up an area and make it seem larger.
- Bring flowers inside with bouquets in clear vases near a mirror for double effect. Make a garland or spring wreath out of buds, herbs, branches and seed pods. Use silk flowers and branches if allergies are a problem.
- Paint bar stools, bookcases or other wood with brighter colors.
- Open windows and change the curtains to lighter materials and colors.
- Bring the sunshine inside by painting a room using sunny yellow and cream colors.
- Put some candles around for warmth. Incense brings a festive feel to the room; try sandalwood or lavender.
- After you have cleaned the windows put some greenery in them with some planters of herbs or geraniums.
- Bright colored dishes and serving bowls can bring spring into the dining room. A pretty flower bouquet as a center piece can give the table a spring flair and bring the outdoors in.
About Eve Sherrill York
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