Good morning loves. I’ve got a confession – I have spring fever. I want everything in my home to be bright and floral. The problem is I live with BF and he’s more of an earth tones type of guy. We haven’t decorated much since we moved in to our new apartment last October. We spent most our money on buying new furniture and now it’s time to make everything pretty.
After spending hours on Pinterest and a lunch break in the mall I have come up with a few clever ways to decorate our home for spring.
Mix and Match Everything
Apparently the days of having everything matchy-matchy are over. It’s O.K. to mix and match colors, patterns and even textures. This is an ever growing trend in the world of home decor, but I also noticed it on mannequins in store windows. I think I missed the memo but when did it become acceptable to mix polka dots and stripes? I’m not sure if that’s the way I’ll go but I am definitely going to mix and match when it comes to our pillows.
Pillows are supposed to be welcoming. We want them to be bright and colorful and of course comfortable. So that’s exactly what I’m going to do – I’m also going to mix shapes and sizes. I wish we could afford high end pillows from Pier 1 Imports but I think we’re going to look at TJ Maxx and Bed Bath & Beyond.
Make Every Room Smell Good
This has always been our motto. We love candles and burn them all year round, even in the summer. However candles, the good ones, are expensive. I always hold out for the “2 for” sales or the semi annual sale at Bath & Body Works and then I stock up. Like really stock pile candles!
I love the smell of fresh cut flowers but buying bouquets every couple of weeks just isn’t realistic. First of all it can be very expensive and second up here in the north east we don’t really have fresh cut flowers all year round. Flowers are a great way to add some life into our apartment, but scented candles, wall plugins and those scented oil sticks are a great way to fake it.
Hang Pictures Where Ever You Can
I am only 5 feet tall so painting walls is out of the question. Besides when my OCD kicks in after six months it’s a lot easier to change decor than it is to repaint. I don’t really like to stick to one thing for very long so changing accents is definitely the way we’re going to go when it comes to decorating this spring.
I’m a very visual person so I like to look at things. I plan on covering our walls with art, pictures and mirrors, not in a hoarders kind of way, just in a “Oh Welcome to Our Home” kind of way. Hanging pictures gives homes a personal touch and putting up art on the walls can give rooms a pop of color without having to spend money (and time) on painting.
Photo from I’d Pin That
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