Want to refresh your home for Spring but don’t have the time, energy or budget for a major renno? Here’s 10 quick tips for updating your space:
Time to paint those bland winter walls! Neutral tones are just fine but add in some of the cool blues and greens that are making a statement this Spring. Pastels are the spring and summer trend for this year.
Clear the clutter! Time for spring cleaning. Get to those scary spots (under the bed, closets, storage) and throw away all that old junk that you don't need.
Splurge on some new artwork. Whether it's a light-hearted oil painting, a sleek sculpture, or a Monet piece you've been eyeing for a year, reinvent your space!
New accessories! Reframe your photos with more attractive casings. Heavy woods and metals are out for the spring. Change up that china vase, try blown glass, recycled glass cobalt, or topaz! There are a variety of colours and shapes to choose from. Throw pillows can bring any colour into your room or out of your artwork.
Change your window treatments. Lighter fabrics such as satin, chiffon, hand painted or dyed silks, are all in this spring. The colours are zesty, and the look is fresh!
New rugs can change the entire look of your space! Move away from the dark traditional patterns and textures and look for stripes, polka dots, and Kandinsky-esque styles.
Love your furniture but looking for a change? Slipcovers are still the way to go! Solids are always safe, but if you want to branch out, a lot of the light coloured damasks are coming back in. Again, if you want to be trendy, go with greens and blues - light to bright colours. If you know your taste, then just be creative with it!
If you can manage to swing it, change out a few of your side tables with lighter coloured woods or glass tops.
Change your dishware for the season! Use fun, bright colours and chic designs on pottery or glass. Tangerines, ocean tones, hot pinks and purples!
If nothing else, open up your space and add a splash of colour with fresh flowers. They are at their best now and the colours are the inspiration for modern colour trends. House plants and foliage of any kind (even if it's faux) are a must in your spring space!
So there you have it! Spring-summer 2016 is the time for reinventing and refreshing! Use your invigorated senses to inspire your dwellings. Happy Spring!