It seems like I just took down the Christmas tree, and finally got every last pine needle out of the carpet.Â And now its spring!Â I just got back from the mall, where spring and summer have exploded in all of the stores, with vibrant colors, and floral prints.Â And my house is still dark â€“ cozy, but really does not feel like spring is coming at all! So, back to the drawing board to figure out how to warm the place up!
I decided to draw inspiration from the fabrics I had seen at the mall, even though they were a little more daring than my normal color choices â€“ tangerine (bright orange), lime green, yellow, and navy blues â€“ were the most popular colors I had seen.Â I decided to focus on my family room and dining room â€“ and of course, spruce things up with the most inexpensive ways I could find.
First inspiration was throw pillows I found at Target â€“ they were a large floral print with orange, green and navy blue.Â (Being that I love to decorate, but am not really knowledgeable on the subject, I find it easiest to find one piece that I can pull colors from to decorate the room). While I was there I picked up some new vases â€“ colored glass is really popular right now â€“ I got some blue and green pieces.Â I also got some great fake flowersÂ – they will last forever, and really added a pop of color to the room!
To brighten the room up even more, I took down my dark curtains (I had done dark red and green side panels for the fall/winder), and replaced them with sheers.Â I stood there for a while debating what color to go with â€“ I have off white cellular shades â€“ and always tend to go safe, but this time I got cream sheers, with a subtle yellow print on them.Â They completely transformed the room, and brightened it up more than I had even hoped!
To finish it off, I purchased someÂ candles, and changed out my throw blankets to brighter colors. To be a little creative, I picked up some colorful picture frames at the Christmas Tree Shop (like $2 each!!) and changed out the photos I had in my dark wood colored frames.
The whole project cost less than $100 and really transformed the look of the rooms.Â Now, all I have to do is keep my fingers crossed that winter is gone for good, so my garden outside starts to bloom and brighten up my lawn!!