Warmer weather gives us the perfect excuse to open all the windows, clear out clutter from our busy lives and view our rooms with a fresh eye.
To get started, remove everything except your large stationary items like sofas, chairs and tables out of the room. Remove all decorative items and artwork as well, it’s easiest to start with a clean palette.
A fresh coat of paint will do wonders for a room. Not only will the room be clean and fresh, the feeling of the room will dramatically change – with minimal effort and cost. Choose a color from your favorite piece of artwork, or from an area rug you absolutely love.
Then, try changing the placement of your large items that will remain. Get the furniture away from the walls. Experiment with angles and avoid the urge to line everything up on right angles.
Once you have everything where you want it, you can begin to bring back your existing decorative items – but remain objective! If there is an item that doesn’t fit into your new design scheme, but holds a great deal of sentimental value, use it in a guest room or den instead. Bring in new, fresh accessories such as new toss pillows for the sofa, for instant change.
But remember, less is always more – especially when it comes to Spring Cleaning!