5 Ways To Redecorate This Spring
Finally, spring is here! Spring cleaning is one of my favourite things to do and for me, as an interior designer, it also means redecorating. Nothing feels better than a clean and updated space. And there are many ways to revamp your space each season without blowing your budget. Here are five ways to make small but impactful changes to your home this season:
One way I love to pepper in seasonal colours is adding throw pillows, throw blankets, and home accents to a neutral piece, such as a sofa, chair or even bed with neutral bedding. I love West Elm and CB2 for these—they’re always up to date with the most current trends and their prices never break the bank!
Speaking of bedding, who doesn’t love a fresh new set of sheets? West Elm and CB2 are great places to shop for the most up-to-date trends in bedding, too. A sheet and comforter set will run anywhere from $59.99 to $150.00 USD.
Another way that I love to bring colour into a space is by changing out window treatments. Window treatments need to be cleaned every four months, so why not change them out for something new each season? I can’t think of a better place than Ikea for such things. Today, for example, I purchased Ikea’s Nordis Panels (one pair for $19.99 USD)—a small price for a big change!
While painting may seem more permanent, it’s an inexpensive way to transform your space. Painting an accent wall is fun and easy, too—nothing like tackling a whole room! Just shift your furniture a few feet away from the wall, drape with a drop cloth and you’re ready to go! A few months ago, I attended Benjamin Moore’s Colour Trends of 2015 reveal at the Brooklyn Winery in New York City. Here are a few of my favourite colours from that night: Blue Hydrangea 2062-60, Patriotic White 2135-70, Blue Danube 2062-30, Guilford Green HC-116 (Benjamin Moore’s Colour of the Year), and Pink Damask 890. For walls I always recommend using their Aura Flat finish—an eco friendly paint choice!—which gives your walls a soft, translucent glow. For trim and millwork I love, Chantilly Lace OC-65, a greyish, cool white with loads of depth. For trim and millwork applications I recommend using Aura semi, or hi-gloss finish. Lastly, if you’re feeling adventurous, you can paint your ceilings, an unexpected application that makes a huge different in your space. Right now, I often find myself specifying Palest Pistachio 2122-60 or Paper White OC-55 by Benjamin Moore in Aura Matte finish. Adding a blueish tone to your ceiling not only makes ceilings look loftier, but gives your room an illusion of extended daylight, creating an airy feeling.
Having flowers in my house on a regular basis makes me so happy, especially during the spring months. I become obsessed with buying several different types, cutting and arranging them perfectly. I find myself staring at them, taking a sniff here and there while relaxing after a hard day’s work. Some of my spring time favourites are Lilacs, Irises, Hyacinths, Tulips, Summer Snowflakes, and Hydrangeas.