Apr 04, 2016 01:32PM
● By Kait Frisk
Spring is in the air! The sun is shining and blue bird days are ahead, so why not revamp your home to reflect the beauty of Mother Nature? There are so many little things you can do to give your home, apartment, or even just a small area in your house an airy spring feeling. Here are a few simple ideas that can make a BIG difference!
· Don’t be afraid of colors! Bring in a nice accent color with bold yellow or soft green pillows or rugs. It’s easy to incorporate something small to change the look and style of your space. It’s spring, so embrace the colors.
· De-clutter! It is so easy to accumulate tchotchkes or small knick-knacks. Go through and take out some of the smaller items that are cluttering up your space. If you are working with a smaller space, stick with the “less is more” motto. Incorporating bright and light colors like creamy whites, pale yellows, and soft greys or blues will help to make your space feel bigger.
· Grab some paint. Don’t be afraid. Chalk paint is amazing and so easy to use. You can bring in pops of color or freshen up an old piece of furniture without having to buy all new pieces. I carry an amazing brand called Dixie Belle Chalk Paint at my store, Kait’s Art. Vintage. Home. in Pleasant Hill. It’s very cost effective, there are tons of colors to choose from, and it’s user friendly. For a fun start, bring your piece into the shop for an “Ugly Chair Party” to learn all of the techniques.
· Lastly, bring in some fresh plants or flowers. This one is easy. Take a walk to your local farmers’ market and pick up a fresh bouquet. Or, if you are anything like me and you want something more long-term but don’t have the best green thumb, get some succulents. They are all the rage right now and are very easy to maintain.
There you have it, four simple ideas to help bring fresh spring into your home.
Kait Frisk is the owner of Kait’s Art. Vintage. Home., located at 1942 Linda Dr, Pleasant Hill. Contact her at (925) 383-5470 or visit www.createwithkait.com.