Feb 04, 2015
How to: Spruce Up for Spring
Although Mother Nature just delivered a thick blanket of snow (and ice! and rain!) to us Fabulistas of the Northeast -- Spring, quite literally, is right around the corner! At this time of year my design senses start to tingle, edging me on to freshen my space and release some items on to their next design destination (donating, upcycling, etc.) Im really enjoying the clearing out thats starting to take place and the new ideas that are coming along with it. Theres something about creating room for the new that I always look forward to. If I had to guess, youre probably feeling the same; the urge to try something new. An accent wall. New pillows. Re-imagining lighting. The possibilities are endless which could present a bit of a challenge if you try to make too many changes too quickly. Design overhaul can quickly turn into design overwhelm, if you dont follow these steps:
- Change easiest items first. Sometimes when we want a shift, its the little things that make the greatest impact. Think swapping out accent elements like throws, accessories, pillows and lampshades.
- If youve done that and you want to go further, nows the time to look at changing out window treatments and/or small furniture pieces like end tables, occasional tables or ottomans.
- Decided to go for the gusto and paint an accent wall? Then, you might want to test out a few shades before committing (Im HEAD OVER HEELS with Pantones 2015 Color of the Year, marsala!) and be sure to paint the correct wall. Generally, the accent wall is the wall you see first when you enter a room.