Spring Spruce-Up Ideas for the HomeWith winter weather behind us and the sun shining full-force, we’re in the mood to freshen up around the house. Here are four easy ways to lighten and brighten your home this spring!
ADD A POP OF COLOR
Accent wall, cool lamp, new piece of furniture, large piece of art… or even just a throw blanket in a fun shade!
A little vibrant color goes a long way to breathe life into a stale room. To keep the project low-budget, consider refinishing a piece of furniture you already have. When you’re at the hardware store, take a look at the “reject” paints that were mixed for other customers and abandoned before checkout. There are often beautiful shades left there that can be yours for only a few dollars.
REORGANIZE AND DECLUTTER
Too much “stuff” lying around on counter tops and shelves can make a room seem smaller and overly busy. Consider which items actually need to live on exposed surfaces, and which can be put away elsewhere.
Maybe it’s time to buy some cute baskets to catch the clutter, or move some of the old photos into albums. If knick knacks don’t have sentimental value, consider giving them away or putting them in a seasonal rotation so they’re not all out at once. A more minimal look is cleaner, fresher, and more modern.
Enjoy the outdoors, indoors. It’s a classic trick that never gets old and never goes out of style! Bring in fresh flowers and potted plants to freshen up your space. An herb box in the window might be just what your kitchen needs, and you’ll enjoy cooking with the fresh herbs, too. A few hardy, easy-care houseplants will allow you to get your gardening fix even if you don’t have much of an attention span or green thumb.
Also, simply washing your windows will allow brighter light and better views of the outdoors, giving you another easy way to bring the outside inside.
Just like the accessories make the outfit, small updates can make you feel better about the appearance of your home. Update tired cabinet hardware, drawer pulls, and fixtures if they’re dating the look of your house. Glam up a room with brushed silver switch plates. Bored with your bathroom? Check out discount stores like Ross and Home Goods for a new shower curtain and coordinating rugs and hand towels. It won’t cost a lot, but it will make a big impact.
A new piece of artwork can go a long way to refresh the appearance of a room, serving as a focal point and tying in new colors with your decor. Check out the schedule at your local Pinot’s Palette studio to see which upcoming painting classes will feature paintings you can envision brightening your home. What better way to add a personal touch to your home decor than to dis-play a piece of art you painted yourself? Classes feature a variety of painting techniques and motifs, so there’s sure to be something coming up that jives with your style and color scheme.