Hope Springs Eternal
While the first official day of spring is still a few weeks away, it certainly feels like spring is on its way! Or maybe that’s just wishful thinking…either way, I’ve got a touch of spring fever already! The sun rises earlier, sets later and I am doing my best to bask in the sunlight, even if it is while sitting in my warm living room. It doesn’t matter, the sun is shining!
This time of year I tend to get that nagging feeling; the urge to purge! Sound familiar? It’s time put away all of the things that made my house warm and cozy for the winter months and replace them with new color palette’s and fabrics that are lighter and brighter. But before I can even begin to start designing for spring, I have to declutter and CLEAN! There’s nothing like a fresh start!
But cleaning is no fun, and I get sidetracked easily. So, to keep me on track I love to use the free printables found on Clean Mama. Check out this self-paced spring cleaning to do list It’s the perfect way to jumpstart my cleaning and keep me on track!
Once you’ve got your place all spiffed up and cleaned out, you can begin to add fun pieces that remind you of spring. Take a look at Pantone’s color picks for Spring 2016.
The quickest and easiest way to update your décor with the seasons, without breaking the bank, is to change out your window treatments, throw pillows and rugs. Pastels have made a comeback in 2016, but they are way cooler than they used to be! Paint a piece of furniture Rose Quartz or layer your couch with pillows in Serenity, Limpet Shell and Lilac Gray.
If you still aren’t ready to jump on the pastel bandwagon, and prefer brighter bolder colors to welcome in spring, that’s okay too! Bright bold floral patters add a burst of color and will instantly make you feel happy! We’re not talking the floral patterns of yesteryear, we’re talking updated, fun, and fresh new florals!
Blue is one of my all time favorite springtime hues. Maybe it reminds me of the blue skies, I don’t know. But once again, blue makes an appearance in spring décor. Blue has many personalities, it can be serene and calm, or bold and powerful. Heck, it can even be playful and surprising! Add some blue to your décor and see what happens.
You know I love to bring the outdoors in, and what better way to do it than with H&M’s 2016 home décor line, Urban Jungle. It gets me giddy, I love it so much!
Here’s what I recommend; wait for a rainy spring(ish) day, turn the music up really loud and get cleaning! Then, on the next sunny day, start designing with some fresh, fun, spring colors! The temperatures may not rise as fast as we’d like, but it’ll put you in a good mood!