How to update your decor for spring with simple changes

Winter certainly feels like it’s hanging on with every icy finger, however, the calendar says spring! So let’s collectively freshen up our decor and maybe we can “will” spring to finally grace us with her warm beeezes and promise of spring flowers and greenery.

Here in Barrie, Ontario, we have to roll with the different seasons. We dress for the seasons so it stands to reason our interior spaces should do the same. In the winter months, I like to layer on the texture and warm things up with golds and deep rich brown tones. Think faux fur throws which are or so cozy. If I’m being honest, I keep it close by all year around but that’s what baskets are for, hiding our goodies!

in spring, I like to lighten things up and bring the outdoors in if possible. I love fresh cut flowers from my garden but it’s an easy add from the grocery store if you don’t have one. Even fresh cut branches with the beginnings of life can look beautiful in a simple glass vase.

Switching out cushions, throws, a few pieces of decor can drastically change to mood/season of a room without breaking the budget.

It may not feel like spring outside YET, but we can make our homes feel fresh till Mother Nature decides we are worthy of spring weather! 🌱

Grown up Sophistication

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I recently helped a lovely couple in Newmarket decorate their living room. They had been living with furniture that was purchased in the 80's that saw their now teenaged daughters through potty training, unwashable markers, glue stick and the sneaky-sticky-penaut butter jelly fingers.

My clients were ready to start fresh and create the grown up, sophisticated, comfy living room space that they would feel proud to have friends visit. The style had to be on trend but not too trendy. Something that could carry them through for years to come.

I recommended spending as much as they could afford on the sofa and chairs in order to get good quality and fabric that was durable. I selected a nice, neutral, lighter toned linen that would stand the test of time in terms of style and quality. The chairs were in similar tones with a neutral pattern. My clients opted for a muted colour palette vs. loud statement accent pieces/colours, so I found the perfect piece of art at Homesense which dictated the rest of the decor. It wouldn't be difficult to switch things up should they decide they want more colour or a different colour. Thats the beauty and ease of selecting neutral furniture and wall colours. Simply switching the artwork and cushions will give the room an entirely different look.

My clients love spending time and entertaining in this room. They even allow their teenage daughters to enjoy the room! Now....if they could just keep the dog from sleeping on the sofa!