Tips To Shift Your Home
Decor From Winter To Spring
That first burst of spring sunshine is just around the corner, and we want to be ready for it! While we're thinking about sundresses and barbecues, our homes need a little spring prep, too. Here are 5 tips to shift your home decor from winter to spring.
Luminous & Delicate
Little white highlights sprinkled about the house automatically give it a breezy quality. It reflects light, making rooms appear brighter -- brightness we associate with spring and summer. Baseboards and trim done in white lifts the weight of winter from the room, no matter what your primary color is. They make a room seem airy and elegant even when there's no breeze.
You may not have a green thumb, but a few plants can give your home the spring essence you're looking for. They can brighten dark corners, filter the air and give a room life it hasn't seen in six months. Air plants, succulents and spider plants require very little maintenance and are very hard to kill. You having nothing to lose by making a new plant part of your bathroom designs, but you have lively spring sensations to gain.
While wood trim makes our homes seem cozy and rustic in the winter, in the spring, it can drag down the emotional effect of a room. Try replacing wood accents with iron and glass garnishes. Metal and glass lightens and brightens a room's ambience while maintaining the country feel the wood gave your home in the winter.
Heavy curtains and drapes help block the chill of winter and keep it outside, but when spring arrives, you need something lighter to let the breeze in to air out your home. Try replacing the heavy curtains for the season with lighter window coverings. Sheer panels let both light and air in while maintaining a little bit of privacy.
Neutral colors for your walls makes the transition from winter to spring very simple. You can warm them up in the winter with accent pillows and throw blankets in deep reds and oranges. Swap those out in the spring for pillows and throws in colors that remind you of the beach and sea breezes. Not only do neutral colors give you flexibility, but you can also use the walls as a spot to reinvent your decor every season so you don't get stuck with one style for too long.