Chances are you’ve transitioned to your spring wardrobe now. You’ve replaced the extra winter layers with lighter fabrics in cooler colors and bolder patterns. Boots are stored away, and sandals are now your go-to. You may have switched to summer hues for your makeup and nails and even a lighter perfume.
Now, let’s do the same for your home’s wardrobe with a warm weather refresh. Simple and inexpensive changes can bring your home out of its winter doldrums into the fresh, sunny days ahead!
Popular spring colors range from lively bright greens and yellows to calming pastel rose pink and lavender. Similarly, bold tropical patterns featuring palm leaves or hibiscus flowers are as welcome in Spring 2019 as geometric shapes and more subtle florals.
Bringing these fresh colors and patterns into your home is as easy as a few swaps. In the family room, trade your heavy mustard yellow accents for sunny yellow throw pillows and a yellow-striped Turkish towel throw. If you’ve previously chosen your accent colors based on a favorite piece of art or the floral fabric on your favorite chair, switch it up for spring by pulling a lighter shade from the same piece into your new accents.
While you’ll want to remove any extra clutter from consoles, shelves, coffee tables or other surfaces, spring is a good time for some quick restyling. Switch out photos of fall and winter activities for spring and summer memories. If you’re staging your home for a sale, replace personal photos by framing whimsical greeting cards instead. Move away from dark wood frames toward thin brass or glass options. Remember to update your candles with spring colors and fragrances, too!
You can literally add life to your spring décor with cut flowers and live plants. For an easy-care option, arrange several succulents on a tray table. Include a variety of sizes, shades, textures and containers for interest. To add fresh blooms and color through the summer, select a flowering plant with a long blooming season for your mudroom or sunroom. Geraniums and begonias are good options that you often see outside but can work well indoors as well. Choose seasonal accents, such as framed art or accent pillows, to coordinate with the colors of the blooms. Another option, which will also please the family chef, is to line a kitchen windowsill with a few small pots of your favorite herbs.
Spring is a time of renewal, so be sure to include your home in the fun, whether or not you’re staging it for sale. After all, if it’s important for buyers to see a fresh, up-to-date home, it’s important for you to live in one!
If you have a home you plan to list for sale this spring, consider hiring an expert to stage your home! Home staging typically results in a faster sale and at top market value. For more information on staging your home for sale, contact us by clicking here.