Psychologically we are prompted to change our soundings twice a year, during fall and spring. These two main season shifts offer opportunities to change the mood and feeling within a home. Spring is here, and we yearn for the fresh open air that spring promises. Pantone 2017 Color of the year “Greenery”, offers a great starting point! As the name suggests, the color is inspired by the greenery found in nature.
Here are 4 easy tips to make the transition into Spring and Summer.
Pillows. Accent pillows are a quick and easy way to instantly change the look and feel of a space. The basic rules for layering pillows are to start with a neutral base or large back pillow that can be used year round. Seasonally change out the middle and small size front pillows to achieve a designer look without spending a fortune. Store them when not in use, and change them up for little cost when they grow old!
Rugs. As you try to remove any signs of abuse the harsh winter left on your rug, consider replacing with a new look all together. This can be an opportunity to freshen up a space and change a room significantly. Think natural grass like jute or hemp, or possibly an indoor/outdoor rug. Indoor/outdoor rugs have come a long way; they look great and are made with synthetic material that offers extreme durability at an affordable price.
Floral and candles. Exchange Autumn’s deep red and burnt orange flowers for bright sprigs of fresh green grasses and cheerful yellow flowers. Reflecting what happening in nature creates a symbiotic relationship between the home and outside. This simple change can instantly freshen up an arrangement. If you can have fresh flowers, fantastic – but silk plants are a great option. Another opportunity for a quick and easy change is to swap out darker candles for lighter versions.
Paint. Nothing changes a room more dramatically than a fresh coat of paint. A general rule is to select a color that offers the most versatility. Sherwin Williams 2017 Color of the year is neutral enough to change the contents of a room effortlessly, while creating warmth and freshness all at once. Use “SW Poised Taupe 6039” as an all over color and the accent colors of spring come alive.