Spring is finally approaching – and we are so ready for it! New life, longer days, and the smell of fresh air are all right around the corner; and this is the perfect time of year to breathe new life into your home too! Don’t be overwhelmed – refreshing your home for spring doesn’t have to be stressful or time consuming. Check out these 4 easy steps for giving your space some TLC this spring:
1. Consider how each room has functioned for you over the past year
Take a mental inventory of how well your space functioned for you during 2020. Most of us spent A LOT more time at home than usual, so you are probably well aware of any rooms that didn’t serve you well. Ask yourself these questions: Which spaces work well for your needs? Which spaces don’t? Which spaces make you feel at-ease, and which ones make you feel stressed? Are there certain spots where you can’t seem to manage clutter? Are there dark areas that you want to look brighter? Make a list of the spaces that could use improvement and prioritize by importance. Depending on your budget, you can choose how many rooms you want to focus on this spring. Perhaps all you need is some new décor, or maybe your room would benefit from some new furniture that functions better for your needs. If you need advice on what direction to take with your space, our interior designer, Lia, is always here to help!
2. Replace your throw pillows for fresh pops of color and texture
A simple way to freshen up your home is to switch out your throw pillows. Bringing in new colors and textures goes a long way to transform the look of the overall space. When you are shopping, be sure to keep the colors of your furniture and décor in mind; you want the new pillows to pair well with the color scheme you already have. If your furniture is in a neutral color palette, then you have a lot more options when it comes to changing your throw pillows. And don’t get overwhelmed - if finding the right fabrics and colors has your head spinning, we at Reid’s are always here to help with finding the right look for you!
3.Update your wall art to transform the mood of your space
Just like throw pillows, new wall art can redefine the style of your room in the blink of an eye! You can use wall décor for bringing in new accent colors, new textures, and creating interest in the overall space. And wall art doesn’t just have to be framed paintings. Our Roanoke showroom has an eclectic assortment of sculptural pieces, canvases, mirrors, and more!
4. Bring Spring indoors with houseplants (real or fake!)
When you think of spring, you probably think of flowers and fresh greenery. Bringing some natural elements into your home is a wonderful way to shake off the winter gloom. Plants and floral arrangements look great in every space – you just have to consider what colors and proportions will best fit the room. Don’t have a green thumb? Not a problem – there are plenty of gorgeous faux plants out there! Our showroom carries a variety of faux arrangements that look strikingly real, and you’ll never have to worry about watering them.
We hope you find these tips helpful as you prepare your space for the months ahead! There is something so refreshing about sprucing up for a season of longer days, warmer sunlight, and brighter life. And as always, if you need any assistance with decorating or furnishing your home, just let us know! Our knowledgeable staff and complimentary design services are here to make your space the best it can be. Visit our Roanoke showroom or make an appointment at our Lynchburg design studio to learn more!