BOOM! It’s spring, wake up! Wow, that didn’t take long. The world has renewed itself, now what about your winter weary living room? Don’t be afraid, boldly go over, open those windows and let the sun light shine in!
Whew, that is better, isn’t it? Suddenly, your cozy winter nest is filled with light and fresh air. I know I feel better just thinking about it. Let’s make your room as beautiful as all outdoors. It isn’t that hard. You have already done the first thing. You let the sunshine in!
Now, this is the fun part, you get to go shopping. You just need a few frocks to spruce up your room. That’s right, your room needs a spring “pick me up” just like you do. In the words of my favorite designer, Coco Chanel, “If you’re sad, add more lipstick and attack." That is just what we are going to do with your room, add the lipstick for spring. Your room has had a hard winter. Think about it, all of you sprawling out, eating pizza and popcorn and who knows what else, watching football games, Olympic games and movies all winter with little or no regard for your poor tired room.
Believe in the power of pillows, instant personality. Think about those tired pillows that have been supports for those long winter days. Give them a rest. Add fun, down filled pillows to your room. Note, pillows need to be at least a 22inch square, for me, personally, 24 inches is the magic number. Down or feather down is the very best, if you have an issue with down, use the synthetic version. The look and comfort of down is very important to the space. Think of a beautiful silk scarf. Got my point? There is an art to pillows, use that art to make your room a happy spring and summer spot. Think of linens, bold stripes, buffalo plaid, don’t forget beautiful bright silks. Ta da, a happier room.
Now, let’s look at your walls. Do you need to a fresh coat of paint to brighten or intensify? Is that too much trouble? For you who answered yes, there is an alternative that isn’t so labor intensive. You got it, mirrors, but you already knew that. A mirror is a fabulous way to brighten and lighten your room. Think about it as your earrings, the thing that dazzles and adds pizzazz to the ensem. Would you leave home without them? You did go to a lot of pain and trouble to have your ears pierced, didn’t you? The same is true for your room. Add the dazzle, be brave, get a big mirror. Open up that room and let the light shine. You will not regret it!
So now that the nest is feathered, get outside in this beautiful sunshine. BOOM!