Spring has officially sprung, and it’s time to take that bright, sunny feeling and translate it to your home. Pops of festive pastels and jewel tones are a stunning way to add a little something new to your space and, sometimes, just a small splash of something colorful like a lamp or accent pillow can really elevate your mood and have you looking at your home in a whole new way.
Read on to see my top five tips to brighten your home this spring!
Expect the unexpected
I just love a good bar cart, and there’s nothing like adding a new accent to your bar in order to really shake things up. I recommend adding some small, patterned bowls to fill with limes and lemons, a copper martini shaker, a stack of books, or even some flowers or other greenery to the top to catch the eye and make the ritual of crafting your next cocktail even more stylish. This same sentiment can easily translate to the interior design of any room in your home – small additions like these can really refresh a space!
Create a mirrored effect
Spring is the perfect time to introduce vibrant accent pieces that really make the rooms in your home stand out. Consider hanging up a colorful mirror in an otherwise neutral room that will not only add a revitalizing pop of color, but also complement the other hues of the space. I think complementing one bright shade with another is even more fun, so don’t be afraid to play around and experiment with different tones whenever possible to create that extra “wow” factor!
Experiment with texture
It’s amazing how much a rug or a set of new drapes can really transform a room just in time for the new season. One of my favorite ways to refresh the home for spring is by blending textures – think a plush rug with wispy curtains, or a structured sofa with billowy, patterned pillows. Touches of different types of surfaces create consistency in a design without appearing bland and, in my opinion, is also one of the best ways to energize the home!
Flip the switch
As I have discussed many times before on the blog, I believe that lighting is key to creating character in any room. Try switching out your current light fixture for one in a brighter hue and watch the magic happen! I love a low-hanging light fixture in an interesting shape and color as a focal point. You’ll want to entertain all day long in a room with the right light!
Remember: less is more
It can be tricky to introduce the invigorating colors of spring into small spaces without completely overpowering the room. That said, the last thing you want to do is keep certain spaces within your home off limits when it comes to your spring refresh! My suggestion for introducing spring into a small space is to keep things simple. Focus on an accent wall or bright paint color to set the tone and watch your room completely transform!
Spring is one of our favorite times of year at Laura U! The warm, sunny weather, dining al fresco and feeling of summer just on the horizon really recharges our batteries and gets us ready for the exciting projects to come. For more tips on how you can revamp your home in time for spring, follow us on Pinterest and Instagram!