Spring Awakening: Ideas To Brighten Your Living Room For Spring
With the spring sun starting to warm us up, the longer days are shining a new light on us. While we welcome the warmth, there are a few things we need to do to wake up our homes, starting with the living room. Here are 5 ideas to brighten your living room for spring.
In the winter, closing off rooms and packing them with quilts and throw pillows helps us stay warm and give rooms a cozy feel. But in the spring, we need to cool things off. Opening up spaces and peeling away winter layers from the windows and doors automatically makes a room breezy. Moving furniture can help make a room seem bigger and airy. Pushing together chairs creates a nook for reading while freeing up living space. Creating flow between rooms by using complementary colors and patterns can make a hallway between the living room and kitchen seem cavernous.
Keep It Simple
You don't have buy all new furniture and decor to get your living room ready for spring. To start, mix and match colors and textures to complement the season. Just as we switch our the winter wools for spring cottons in our closets, we can adapt our living rooms with simple changes like using sheer panels instead of heavy drapes to reflect spring.
Achromatic & Organic
In the winter, we decorate with warm colors -- deep reds and oranges -- but in the spring, we give our living rooms a cooler feel by stripping away the colors to leave neutral shades like beige and eggshell and natural textures like wicker and stone. Having a neutral base gives you a lot of freedom to add pastels for Easter; or red, white and blue for Independence Day; or create something more personal.
Decorating with a maritime moods can bring out spring spirit even if it's not a strictly spring theme. Adding a few repurposed items like old oars on the wall, nautical ropes to end tables, or seashells to bookshelves can give your living room a seaside feel without turning your current decor on its head.
Curate different motifs to create your own design. If you're drawn to rustic decor, try layering simple metal wall art with a bench made of reclaimed wood and vintage colored bottles filled with your favorite spring flowers. If you have more classic taste, try mingling slick furniture with clean lines with antique clocks and wicker. However far apart your favorite design elements are on the decor spectrum, find common threads in each piece to tie the room together.
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