Column: Spruce up your décor this spring
Commentary by Vicky Earley
Cutline for photo: New fabrics for spring are arriving daily and there are fabrics that bear names such as Fresh Butter, Poppy, Confetti and Diva Blue. (Submitted photo)
Spring is the ideal time to take an honest inventory of what is working and what isn’t with your indoor décor. A designer’s secret for objectively assessing a space is to take a photograph of the room. If an item does not work, simply let it go.
Needless to say, fresh color and spring go hand in hand. If your foundation pieces such as sofas and chairs are neutral, you can change the look and feel of your room as easily as changing jewelry. Strong red pillows on a gray sofa look amazing during the cold winter months but if those pillows are substituted with a coral for the spring and summer months, your home will have a lighter, breezier feel.
The new fabrics for spring are arriving daily and there are fabrics that bear names such as Fresh Butter, Poppy, Confetti, and Diva Blue. These can’t help but contribute to the celebration of spring’s arrival! A couple of pillows made of a color named Sea Spray or Candy Store and a few fresh accessories will escort a home all the way until the leaves start turning in the fall.
Spring is the perfect time to paint. A fresh, new color on the walls guarantees that you will feel like stepping livelier. Even a fresh coat of a color that works helps to brighten the feel of a room. If you aren’t afraid of painting yourself, throw open the windows and spread the drop cloths!