3 simple SPRING STYLE suggestions!

Spring has finally sprung here in Virginia, and I, for one, am itching to make some changes around the house. The sunny skies and warm breeze makes me want to lighten—and brighten—things up. It can also be our busiest season, with new clients wanting to finally tackle that project they’ve been dreaming about, or past clients starting something new.

I guess that old saying “spring is in the air” really is contagious!

Charming Pasadena cottage by Amy Peltier Interior Design & Home

Here are my top 3, quick and easy tips to freshen up your home and welcome the new season.

Swap out your accents

Spring is the perfect time to put away those heavy wool blankets (that of course kept you warm!) and faux fur throws and replace them with lighter weight throws. I also switch out and store my throw pillows, abandoning the heavier/darker fabrics and colors for bright and lively patterns with fresh white backgrounds. No need to get rid of the insert, just swap out the covers for a quick way to give your home a lift.

Go Green

Spring is my favorite season for a reason (did you see what I did there?).  I have a weakness for flowers and there is no better way to boost your mood than to see the first sign of a Cherry Blossom or Daffodil popping up from the ground.  Bring that spring love inside with a vase full of fresh cut stems, or add and swap out your indoor greenery. One of my favorite, easy to take care of plants – The Shamrock (you can pick them up at any grocery store in March)!

An added benefit of indoor plants? Apparently they help cleanse the air and are mood boosters!


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Lighten the load

A lot of people focus on shedding the unfortunate pound or two that can creep on over the winter (I mean, I’ve NEVER had that problem…), but don’t forget about doing the same for your house. There’s a reason it’s called “spring cleaning!”

Organize your linen and storage closets. Tidy up your desk and junk drawers. Declutter your kitchen cabinets and bookshelves. And make sure you don’t hold on to things you no longer need. I promise your home will feel lighter, too!

If you’d like help sprucing up your home this season, contact us for a consult.


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