Does anyone remember the days of ‘Spring cleaning’? My mom was a master spring cleaner, and every year she enlisted our help. Everything was cleaned… walls, curtains, windows, even the baseboards. Furniture was either moved to clean underneath, re-arranged or replaced. Cupboards were re-organized, and carpets and rugs steamed. You knew Spring had sprung when you heard the sound of birds chirping once again outside your window, while the aromatic scent of Pine-sol moved through the air. Truth is, the tradition of cleaning the house of the last dregs of winter is one that never gets old. And, while I may not go to the extent of taking down the curtains (okay I confess, I have) here are a few simple Spring sprucing tips to give your home an instant makeover and a refreshed new look.
My curtains were an elegant addition to my home, but were often neglected. The look was so lovely when I first put them up, but I didn’t realize was how much dust and dirt they would collect, especially with little kids. This Spring I decided to part with them, and couldn’t believe the difference it made to the space. Our family room is so much open and brighter, allowing more light in the room. We appreciate the view so much more too!
I love throw cushions, because they add the perfect finishing touch to a room or sofa. Color trends and patterns are forever changing, and adding a few new throw cushions to an existing sofa is a quick and inexpensive way to instantly update a room. We love these selections at: https://www.etsy.com/listing/255795233/neutral-throw-pillow-covers-taupe-beige
De-clutter- use it or lose it:
Spring reminds us of the importance of simplicity. My mother used say: “there should be a place for everything”. Say goodbye to items that you don’t have a place for, have multiples of, or haven’t used used for some time. For more tips on styling your cherished items: http://yespleaseblog.co/the-best-sculptures-and-ornaments-for-shelf-styling-and-decor/
Flowers add instant beauty to a room, and give us that wonderful reminder that Summer is just around the corner. Whatever your style, flowers are the perfect way to add beauty and warmth, and helps to create a space that reflects your personality.
Adding new books to your decor can instantly change a room’s look and feel. I like to stack books that are within similar color palettes, and add florals to create a refreshing vignette. For more ideas visit: www.bhg.com