SPRING ON A BUDGET
Time to brighten up your dÃ©cor! Spring is finally here, the snow is gone, and it’s time to bring the bright colors and sunshine back into your house!!
You can officially take down all of the heavy drapery, and all of the other â€œkeep warmâ€ solutions you had hung on your windows. If you feel like bringing in some color, grab some fun patterned or printed curtain panels â€“ that just hang stationary on the sides of the windows â€“ and don’t block out the view. The trend for 2016 is pattern â€“ floral patterns are extremely popular, and bright bold colors.
Also time to put away all of the heavy blankets, from the beds and in the living areas. Put them away for the spring/summer, and take out the lighter weight ones. If you need new ones, make sure to grab colorful, light weight designs â€“ that serve more as decoration than warmth. It is always a good time of year to grab some new throw pillows â€“ this is an easy way to bring in the trend of the year without making a big investment in the dÃ©cor.
Try to bring the outside inside. Not just through colorful patterns, but bring in some flowers or plants. Take inventory of the plants you have left from last year â€“ if they are just barely hanging on â€“ bring the old ones outside â€“ sometimes they come back to life when they are outside. Ask at the store â€“ some variety of plants are far less maintenance than others â€“ don’t get anything that will require too much upkeep! It’s also a great time of year to pick up some flowers and fill the vases that sat empty all winter.
It’s always amazing how small changes can make a huge impact at this time of the year. And my favorite part of spring is it’s all about color! You’ll see it when you are shopping for new spring clothes, so why now dress up your house while you are at it!!Continue Reading
Making your home enjoyable doesnâ€™t only have to happen inside your home but also outside on your porch. A front porch is one of the most appealing areas of a home, especially if it is comfortable, inviting, and well decorated. It is a place where people often read the morning paper while enjoying the cool breezes of spring. The front porch is also a place to sit back and relax while taking in fresh air and observing outdoor activities. A well decorated front porch is friendly, and it provides countless ways to creatively welcome in seasons and special occasions. As spring approaches, consider the following creative ways of decorating a front porch for spring, and turn an ordinary entryway into a comfortable and more inviting place to enjoy the outdoors while showing off your personal decorating style.
There are plenty of things that you can do to decorate your porch with and remain eco-friendly. Of course you will want a bench or a porch swing out there on your porch. This will allow you to spend hours on the porch in the warmer months. You can sit on the porch and view the great outdoors. You can place quite a few things on the porch to give it style and color. Pumpkins have been used to add a country flair as well as color to any country porch. You can also add various plants around the porch to give it that nice green color. Flowers are also very nice as they are beautiful they give the porch a nice array of color. Flowers can be put in a flower pot, or even hung to be enjoyed. These can be put in certain areas of the porch to really spruce it up. The nice thing about decorating your porch is that you can decorate it for the different seasons. So now you are able to have a very ecofriendly home and give back to the environment as well as live healthier.Continue Reading
By: Nariah K.
Bring spring floral to your wood blinds by adding some floral like fabric tapes! I can understand how some people may think having a shade or blind full of floral patterns can be overwhelming to the look or theme of your room, however, I have the solution. Adding a touch of floral to your wood blinds might do the trick. We have many fabric tapes for wood blinds to give your room the perfect spring touch. Some really lovely fabric tape ideas, which are my personal favorites, would include the Valencia Green and Valencia Brown. They are so versatile, would look good anywhere, and are perfect for living rooms, family rooms, and kitchens.Continue Reading
By Ashley H.
Everyone knows the age-old saying, “April showers, bring May flowers.” This five letter phrase brings light to the fact that the month of April will make you bring outÂ the rain boots, but come May, you will see that enduring the rain was worth it. With the coming of spring and summer, the grass begins to shine bright green and the brittle grass and bushes become beautiful and bright flowers. No matter if your young or old, we all enjoy the view of some pretty flowers. But why not bring that same outdoor beauty inside?Continue Reading
I went shopping the other day, and found a floral shower curtain, that I absolutely fell in love with.Â I know, most people probably donâ€™t feel quite so strongly about shower curtains, but I really liked it. Taking a step back, I currently have a white shower curtain, with tiny light blue circles all over it, which, if you didn’t stop to stare, are so subtle you probably wouldn’t notice (and that is representative of my entire decorating style).Continue Reading
I went through a phase about a year ago where I really was in love with the new, clean, modern look.Â I redid my entire living room, from top to bottom with this in mind.Â I guess it really was a good thing, because the modern feel does not allow for any clutter, so it really forced me to clean and get rid of a lot of unnecessary things I had collected over the years.Â But, a year later, Iâ€™m kind of bored.Â I went with all neutral colors, beige couches, and dark wood furniture, and itâ€™s really not an exciting place to spend time.Continue Reading