I had a totally different blog article in mind this week. But some perfect spring weather has arrived, the snow and ice are completely gone and I think I have spring fever! (I’m sure my ever lovin’ would agree!) I have been combing the latest issues of magazines, reading décor blogs I follow and e-newsletters I receive, looking through my paint swatch books and looking at décor products on some of my fav retailers’ websites. I want to re-do every room in the house!
Spring is the time when you want to refresh everything, incorporate lighter colours and lighten the mood throughout your home and banish the cozy and warm (read darker) decor we associate with winter. While in my mind re-doing every room is immensely do-able, the reality is that this is not practical and I do need to focus – sometimes not an easy task for me!
While I am in the process of completely re-doing the master bedroom (a future blog post), the other rooms will get their spring refresh in other more manageable ways. The guest room bedding will be swapped out for white cotton, a creamy white throw will replace the dark one currently on the foot of the bed and white towels will replace the navy ones in the bathroom giving it an instant update and lighter feel.
In the living room, white candles will be added to the mantle, plants and fresh flowers will add life to the room and bring the outdoors in, the throw will be removed from the sofa and throw cushions in white and neutral colours and summery fabrics such as linen, cotton and burlap, will replace the ‘winter’ ones. I like throw cushions that say spring too – think stripes, floral patterns or polka dots!
In the dining room, the centerpiece will be updated and will include candles, botanicals and natural elements such as stones or pebbles. And the table linens will be replaced with a white and blue table runner and white and navy linen napkins.
Swapping out décor elements and lightening up the atmosphere now makes for an easy transition to summer and the relaxed, easy vibe we want for those hot, sunny months when we’d rather be playing outside.
So, how are you celebrating the arrival of spring and taming your spring fever? I’d love to hear what you have planned!