I love this time of year when there is a freshness in the air, flowers are blooming and the birds are singing. Spring has that way to bring a smile to your face and a lighteness to our every step.
I especially love the ritual of spring cleaning. Whether it is your home or your spirit, it is a perfect time of year to start a new. Growing up on the east coast it was always in March when I would change out my closests from the dark, heavy clothes to the light and bright spring and summer ones. It is a ritual that I still do living on the west coast.
I also encourage clients and friends to lighten up their homes.
Is it time to bring color to your window coverings? I love the use of multiple fabrics in various colors that definitely set the tone for this living room.
Or is it time to “get out of the box” and reupholester your sofa in a soft pink color? Pink is hot color this year and it is the color a compassion and love. So if that is what you are feeling, go for it!!
Whether it is new window coverings, upholestery in a bold new colored fabric or just fresh new sofa pillows in a coral, pink color or crisp green, a hint of springtime in your home will brighten up any room.
And of course to really bring a touch of spring into your home, why not paint. Paint is an instant color gratification that will transform your room and your life! I love the crsip fresh look of a bathroom that is painted in a cool blue tone such as Authentic Home COLOR Paint in Sky and set off by the white color of all of the fixtures. The black and white floor brings the traditional feel into a more modern look just by adding the blue paint color to the walls and updating the fixtures.
Are you tired of your old “beige” outdoor cushions? Consider reupholestering them this season in a fresh spring green color. It is an easy and inexpensive way to update your outdoor look this season! There are a tremendous amount of outdoor fabrics whether you want a fun contemporary or elegant transistional fabric and color. Sunbrella is the leading outdoor fabric manufacterer and nowadays many fabric manufacturers have their own line of indoor/outdoor fabrics suitable for upholestery and even outdoor drapery use.
May you enjoy all that spring has to offer you!