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Spring | Refreshing Your Space

Erin Haigh March 31, 2021

Spring | Refreshing Your Space

As we spring forward into 2021, the remnants and stresses of 2020 may still be fresh in your mind, maybe hindering your creativity or leaving you feeling less than inspired.

Chances are you spent a good deal of 2020 inside of your home, either by choice or necessity. How did you feel? Did you like the vibe of your bedroom? The set-up of your living room?

Maybe you didn’t give it all that much thought? That’s okay! We’ve put together a few simple steps you can take that may leave you feeling refreshed and inspired to take on Spring.

Declutter/Organize

According to psychology today, decluttering creates a sense of confidence by utilizing our decision making skills. With so many things being out of our control, it can be reassuring to make our own decisions that affect our day-to-day lives.

Whether it be tossing out mismatched Tupper-ware in the kitchen or donating/recycling unused items, as you start to go through your belongings and bring greater attention to the finer details of your home.

The big decisions like “what rug would look best?” or “what style should I go for?” become less anxiety inducing and more fun! The lighter the space feels around you, the easier it is to feel inspired and motivated to make creative decisions.

Add a little greenery!

 

Studies have shown that looking at the color green can reduce anxiety and provide a soothing effect on the eye. Additionally, adding a few air-purifying house plants can help uplift the atmosphere of the room. If you don’t feel like entertaining your green thumb, fake plants are a great option as well.

Let Your Personality Shine

At the end of the day your home is yours and should be a retreat of comfort from the craziness of the outside world. It is not all about good impressions, but also freedom of expression

Do your walls reflect your personality? Do you have pictures that remind you of happy memories? That vision board you’ve always wanted to create? Spring is a great time to set new intentions and bring your creative visions to life.

Simply updating a picture frame, adding a new art piece, or rearranging your existing set-up -- can make a big difference in the overall aesthetic of your home.

Add a Decorative Rug

Bright colors and intricate designs are appropriate features when looking for a rug that embodies spring. If you don’t know where to start in decorating a room; a multi-colored rug like the Graham 05 from Magnolia Homes by  Joanna Gaines or a Bohemian rug from the Jamila collection by Justina Blakeney, can be used as a starting point in building your décor. There are no rules to bohemian style, so the sky's the limit!

Rearrange Furniture 

Depending on your circumstances, shuffling or repositioning furniture can be a great way to revamp your home - without having to fully commit.

Even if you are happy with your current layout, trying a different angle or position of your furniture may be enough to have you feeling energized to tackle your at home to-do lists. 

We hope your spring season is filled with wonderful opportunities and your home reflects all the best parts of your unique personality. 

Let us know your tips & tricks for refreshing your living space in the comments below!

 


Erin Haigh


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Guide

Placing the correct size rug in your space is as important as choosing the right color or pattern. A rug that it is too small will shift the balance of the room unfavorably. A rug that is too big, especially in open floor plans, may put the area designations off. There are a few rules of thumb, but a picture says it better. Use these handy guides by Interior Designer Lisa Ferguson to make the best choice.

LIVING ROOM

Living Room Size Guide

 

DINING ROOM

Dining Room Size Guide

BEDROOMS

Bedroom Size Guide

Bedroom Size Guide 2

Bedroom Size Guide 3

 

All guides by Lisa Ferguson, Interior Designer  Follow on Twitter @decormentor