After an arduous winter of artic wind chill and dark dreary days, life seems to sparkle again with sunshine and promise of spring! As the big thaw begins it’s natural to want to breathe some new life into your home décor. Here are four fresh ways to easily infuse some early spring into your apartment:
1. Beauty by Bloom
Nothing captures the essence of spring quite like a vase of tulips or hydrangeas to instantly rejuvenate any space. Perfect as a centre piece to grace any table, mantle, counter or shelf. You can go subtle with a delicate sprig of your favourite fresh cut flower or elaborate with a multi-bloom bouquet – the results are equally simple and stunning. In fact, any seasonal greenery will do wonders in up-lifting your décor and mood.
2. Colour Therapy
Another easy way to chase away the winter blahs is to incorporate some colour into your décor. Toss out the basic beige throw pillows and replace them with seasonally inspired hues like lilac, primrose pink, celery green, peachy orange, and citrine yellow. These soft dreamy shades blend beautifully against any standard neutral backdrop. In fact the interior design blog, Italian Bark, proclaims that “pastels are the new neutrals of 2019”. So dare to be inspired and boldly bring a splash of spring to your accent pieces like throws, pillows, vases and candles. The beauty is these items are interchangeable and can be easily stored away when you find yourself back in the spiced pumpkin frenzy of fall. For inspiration see Pier One’s Chenille pillows in an array of shades like Lilac and Blush.
3. The Glass Menagerie
Since the season is all about ushering in the long awaited light, the reflective property of glass accent pieces can’t be underestimated. Candle holders, vases, jars, bowls and picture frames will capture the luminous glow of early sunshine and brighten up any room. Anthropologie’s Gilded Lantern candle holders or Bauble Vases are both inexpensive and interchangeable ways to achieve this look.
4. Woven & White
Natural fibres like wicker and woven textiles speak to spring with a textured, light earthy feel. Wicker baskets, place mats and small throw rugs are both functional and neutral, making them easy to incorporate into any apartment. White accent pieces like Wayfair’s Burrville Hand Woven White Area Rug re-create that ethereal, woodsy feeling of early spring and blend well with most décor.