Ah yes… it’s that time again! All the catalogs and magazines trot out all their new offerings for the season, and with so many great new trends floating around, you might feel overwhelmed with which direction to take in your ‘Quest to Refresh’!
Well, as your friend in the professional design world, I am here to help you focus and come in for a landing on new directions you might like to investigate!
3 Ways to Freshen Your Spaces With Spring Updates
1. Transport Existing Artwork to a New Room
Now, I KNOW you already have some cute pieces you still love dearly! Framed artwork, lamps, rugs, and an occasional chair, etc. Favorites you’ve picked up on your travels and have managed to follow through a move or two? How about finding another sweet spot in your home to display them? Let’s try on a framed print previously in a Guest Bedroom that can now find a new home in a Master Bath. It looks so GOOD in there, too, and it can allow for some coordinating colors in a bench and a handful of fluffy white guest towels to look completely updated! So don’t feel pieces have to stay where they’ve always been. Walk them around from room to room to see if it is time to give a new design direction!
2. Bring in New Artwork
And what if a spot that never had artwork before gets some new pieces, and now the room looks Bigger and entirely ‘on trend’! This Entry Foyer had a pair of lighting sconces on either side and no art! The introduction of these pairs of ‘Indigo Shells in Golden Bamboo,’ by Michelle Woolley Sauter, made the ceiling that was already tall feel even grander. And adding this artwork introduces an inviting and completely updated design statement to the space. Who doesn’t love some ‘Blue & White‘?
3. Temporary Art Placements
Knowing that you can rotate your collections, why not edit and put away some pieces that you are using for another update in the future and enjoy your space in a new way with FEWER things in it? It’s refreshing and allows for a break from pieces you still love but don’t fit into your scheme right now. For example, shiny silver accents were hot just a little while ago, but now with brass /gold being really ‘in,’ put those away and mix in some textural elements and pieces with matte metal finishes and wood elements that hug you back!
It’ll allow you to rediscover them the next go ’round because as I always say, if it’s a good design to begin with, but not ‘in’ right now…it’ll be back and you’ll be ready!
Till next time…
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