Light and bright
FOLLOW THESE DO’S AND DON’TS TO UPGRADE YOUR HOME THIS SPRING
Spring can be a time of transition in more ways than one. Yes, the days are longer and brighter, but your home can be transformed as well. If you are looking for some ways to brighten and lighten your home this spring, here are some of our top tips.
Use lots of mirrors. Mirrors are a wonderful way to both bounce light as well as bring it in, especially in areas that may not receive a lot of natural sunlight.
Use bright colours that can mimic sunshine. In the warmer months, think of using warmer colours as well. This is the perfect time to infuse colours such as yellow, red and orange.
3. Lighter tones
Incorporate lighter tones as accents or even primary colours. Bright and bold too overwhelming for your space? Then think of using soft, soothing colours such as soft gray, white and powder blue.
4. Citrus colours
Consider citrus colours such as green and chartreuse. When paired with softer, lighter colours, the effect can be one that is fresh, crisp and clean.
5. Go green
Bring the outdoors in. Now is a wonderful time to bring in some outdoor elements inside the home. Whether it is greenery such as orchids and trees or branches and river stones, consider incorporating a bit of the outdoors to help to invigorate your home in an interesting way.
1. Basic white
Don’t forget white is a colour. So often white is ignored. It’s not only a great foundation colour, but also a great accent colour as well.
2. Outdoor space
Don’t forget your outdoor space is an extension of your home. Don’t make your outdoor patio, terrace, deck or balcony a discarded space. Instead, now that the temperatures are warmer, be sure to use the space, while also making it feel cosy and inviting. Some ideas include incorporating lighting such as lanterns or torches as well as elements such as bright, festive outdoor area rugs and toss pillows.
Don’t forget about curb appeal. Spring and fall are typically the busiest seasons for those in the landscape business and there is a reason why! Now that spring has arrived, now is the time to help ensure your landscape shows at its very best. Consider new plantings and other elements such as fresh mulch.
4. Dark colours
Don’t use colours that are overly dark and drab. If you are looking for ways to have your home feel light and bright, overloading your space with dark or muddy colours will hurt rather than enhance. While darker colours and tones can be used as accents, in this case, less is more.
Don’t be afraid to use metallic accents and décor elements. Silver and brass remain two of the hot finishes right now and are the perfect way to bring elements that are bright and light into your home.