Tips For How To Style Your Home In Spring…
When you look around your living room, what do you see? Coming out of winter means you might see faux fur or thick knitted throw rugs, warm area floor rugs, and darker colours. If so, spring is the perfect time for an update. Just as we go through spring cleaning, we should also refresh our space with spring decorating. Now is the time to go lighter, brighter, and leaner.
Windows To The Sun
Not many people like to gaze out at a gloomy winter sky and often those heavy drapes or thick shutters are closed to keep the chill out. But when the weather begins to change, it’s time to lighten up the window treatments. Banish heavy fabrics to the storage chest for next year and break out the Roman shades, valances, and light coloured blinds to let in the breeze and freshen up the home. If you like the look of curtains, make them lighter by choosing flowing white sheers, crisp linen or cotton fabrics and be sure they can be tied back.
Flowers are a sure sign of spring. Bright white or floral tablecloths can update the dining area, as can vases filled with fresh flowers to bring the outdoors in. If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, select one wall in a large room and accent it with a floral patterned wallpaper. For subtly that’s a cinch, add the beautiful blossoms of our Botanical Sketch Cushion, the simplicity of linen with the Cryophytum Embroidered Cushion or the plain elegance of the Magnolia Print Cushion or Nomad Jewel Cushion to your living room, bedroom or a reading nook.
Hide Away The Heavy Stuff
Just as you tuck away your uggies and pull out your thongs, you should also hide away the heavy wool throws and chunky knit cushions that have kept you snug and warm through winter and bring out throws in a lighter cotton or linen. Perfect for chillier spring nights, the Natural Cotton Knitted Throw or Baby Alpaca Taupe Throw is light in both material and colouring. As for the heavier or chunky knit style floor rugs that have warmed your feet all winter, it’s now time to replace them with floor rugs that are lighter in both colour and material. Some perfect examples are the Boho Embossed Ivory Floor Rug, the Scandinavian White Felted Wool Rug and the Scandinavian White Zigga Flat Weave Floor Rug.
It’s never too late to roll with the tides and change with the seasons. Find all of your springtime essentials in our Homewares section at The Gilded Pear boutique. Keep it light, keep it fresh, and keep enjoying the best of what spring has to offer.