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Refresh Your Décor this Spring

shutterstock_289819505With the start of a new season, I always find myself wanting to freshen up my home décor. Are you looking for a change-up this spring in your home décor and unsure where to start? One complaint I hear from clients is that they walk into a Home Decorating store and get overwhelmed. Or they make a purchase, bring it home, and it looks out of place in the surrounding. Let’s go over some ideas on how you can make a change this spring:

Start with a color you love!

This color does not have to be a color that is trending now, and you shouldn’t be afraid to use a bold color. I love this advice from designer Nate Berkus, “Give yourself permission to use a bold color. You don’t have to love it everywhere — one throw or pillow might be just enough.” And that is great advice. Pick the accent color you love and purchase a lovely vase, throw pillow, throw, candle, or piece of art.

Want a change but unsure where to start?

Think about the places you like to vacation or wish you could vacation. What do you love about the location? Think about incorporating an element of that area into your design. You could start with a picture of the area. Online sites such as AllPosters.com offers you the opportunity to pick a picture, see it framed against the wall color of your choice. Etsy.com provides hand-crafted items; Society6 also offers unusual art options. If you have a favorite museum, go online and see if they have an online store selling reproductions, you will be amazed at what you can find!

Don’t be afraid to use patterns!

Geometric patterns are definitely in style right now, if you are unsure how to incorporate them into your home, you can do so without concern if you follow this one tip – stay with the same color using various levels of the same color and use one color as the base backdrop. So, what do I mean by this? Here’s an example, if you love blue, you can purchase pillows using varying shades of blue in different geometric patterns all with taupe as the base backdrop.

Add a rug!

Layering rugs are OK. In fact, if you have a rug that is too small for your space you can place a neutral colored area rug under the decorative rug to serve as a backdrop.

Use Your Treasures!

Do you have a treasure that was handed down by a family member packed away because it doesn’t fit into your look? Here is a tip about accessories, mixing and matching them are OK. Pull those items out of storage and display those important elements that tell a story, which is part of your story. There are always ways to weave pieces together!

Redesign RightIf you need help with a room or house redesign, give Debbie a call 610.955.8202 or contact online. If you love all things related to home decorating, consider signing up for one of my hands-on interior redesign and home staging classes and get started on a new career this spring!

By Debbie Correale, founder and owner of Redesign Right, LLC. You can learn more about her at www.RedesignRight.com. Find her on Facebook.com/RedesignRight, Twitter @RedesignRight, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Houzz and . (Photo attribution)

Spring Inspired Home Decorating

shutterstock_184955369It’s that time of year here on the east coast when you start itching for warmer temperatures. The days become longer, and it always makes me want to clean out the winter feel and invite the spring into my home decorating. First let’s look for some inspiration!

Things to do to get you in the spring spirit:

  • Attend an event at your local garden center such as Terrain in Glen Mills, PA.
  • Gardners located in Chester Springs, PA has a lovely large greenhouse where you can walk around in a warm environment and take in all the wonderful smells and colors of fresh plants.
  • Longwood Gardens – plan a day and visit the conservatories at the world-renown gardens where you can walk in a warm, beautiful, flower-decorated environment and be swept out of winter into a gorgeous natural view.
  • Linvilla Orchards located in Media, PA offers a variety of classes and events.
  • Attend the Philadelphia Flower Show which runs March 5-13, 2016 and you will be amazed at the beauty!

Bring some spring touches into your home decorating!

Bring spring into your home! Purchase some bright yellow daffodils or tulips from your grocery store and place in a clear vase filled with colored gems, limes, small kumquats or whatever inspires you. Or, fill a tray with bright lemons, limes, or lovely Granny Smith apples and use as a springtime centerpiece on a table or buffet.

Add touches of spring colors to a room. Bright new pillows, a spring-colored throw for a chair, some new candles that match your spring color and you have a new bright look for a room!

I found a fun, DIY project where you can create botanical prints. You could paint a dark entry or mudroom with fresh paint and use these prints as a way to express spring! Click here for a link to the how-to video.

Redesign RightIf you are looking for a new look in a room or area of your home, consider a springtime redesign! Using the furniture and accessories, you own, I can awaken a room with new life. To schedule your redesign, call Debbie 610.955.8202 or click here to fill out an online interest form.

By Debbie Correale, founder and owner of Redesign Right, LLC. You can learn more about her at www.RedesignRight.com. Find her on Facebook.com/RedesignRight, Twitter @RedesignRight, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Houzz and . (Photo attribution)