Give your interiors a spring refresh
March 31, 2020
Now that spring is finally here, it’s a great time to refresh and renew your interiors. We have some suggestions to get you started.
- First, let yourself dream a little about your ideal interiors and enter our Home Sweet Home $5,000 Room Refresh Sweepstakes. Tell us about a room of yours that needs a refresh and you might win a $5,000 MacKenzie-Childs Gift Card for a room makeover. For details, go here.
- Spring is typically when bigger cleaning tasks are done. Get organized with a checklist. Remember to work top to bottom, from the ceiling down. Finally, don’t forget to tackle those windows to get a brighter outlook on everything indoors and outdoors. Try to establish better habits going forward, too. Regular 15- to 20-minute cleaning routines will make the next refresh a lot easier and keep the entire house more organized on a daily basis.
- Spring is a good time to declutter, too. Start by sorting belongings into four categories—trash, give-away, store or put-away. Get the family involved to accomplish a whole-house decluttering.
- Take what you’re keeping and find an organizing solution that makes sense for you. Many of the tips that we shared in a blog about having a prettier pantry, including creating vertical storage and grouping like items, apply to organizing other spaces around the house.
- When everything is clean and tidy, begin a room refresh with a new coat of paint. You might consider some of the hues that have been picked as colors of the year. Coincidentally, many of those colors complement our spring furniture collections. Some new shades of blue, which is the focus of the Bluetopia collection, include, from dark to light, Naval (Sherwin Williams), Classic Blue (Pantone), and Utterly Blue (Valspar). Pink is also, well, in the pink, and it ties to our Super Pink and Unorthodot Some new soft pink shades to consider include First Light (Benjamin Moore), Romance (HGTV Home by Sherwin Williams), and Bombay Pink (Valspar). Feeling inspired to add more than a solid color to your walls? Check out the florals that one of our designers, Corey Field, painted on our parlor walls when that room got a makeover in spring 2018.
- Another option for your walls is wallpaper, whether you add it to an entire room or just create a focal wall that wows. For spring, we’ve expanded our wallpaper offerings to include Flower Market wallpapers and Avant Garden wallpapers, and they complement our signature Courtly Check, Stripe, and Harlequin wallpapers. They’ll look great with another color of the year, chartreuse, which is the favorite color of Rebecca Proctor, our creative director and chief brand officer.
- Another first layer to add to a refreshed room is a rug, and we have tips for picking the right one here, as well as recommendations for cleaning and care.
- Finally, look for more tips to decorate your home during the month of April on our blog and in our social media on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest. We’ll be focusing on a variety of spaces, including living rooms, home offices, and kitchens and baths.