Get inspired by this fabulous sunny weather and give your home a refreshing makeover. Many modern apartments and condos include open floor plans which are great for flexibility and can be easily re-organized to suit any taste or personality.
As it’s a perfect time for reinventing and re-energizing, think of your home as a canvas and start painting. If you’re up for a major change, you can replace your old couch with a trendy sofa and make it the central piece of the design scheme. Nothing says cozy better than a nice sectional or modular sofa with deep, plush cushions where you can sit back and relax after a hard day’s work.
If you live in a small apartment and don’t want to disturb the harmony of the place with a large, imposing piece, try finding a snug loveseat or a two cushion sleeper that is easy to fold and unfold.
You’ll be even more content with your choice the next time a relative or friend drops by and needs a place to crash for the night. Sleeper sofas allow the room to double as guest quarters. Rather than purchasing inexpensive, low quality furniture just to fill the room, learn to prioritize and invest in quality pieces that will pay for themselves in the long run.
To complement a simple design scheme, use patterned rugs and colorful window treatments. Area rugs are perfect for creating rooms without walls in an open space or differentiate your dining room from your living room. As rugs and blinds can be pricey, it’s important to shop around and know your options well. Keeping an eye out for bargains pays out every time.
And remember, spring décor yells flowers. Nothing comes close to brightening up a bland room as placing a pretty floral arrangement in it, be it fresh cut flowers or live plants. Potted plants can be used to spruce up any apartment, placed on the window sill or included in more elaborate arrangements. Live wall art is the new trend in home design and can instantly invigorate any environment. With a little care (and a green thumb) you could even grow a herb garden in your own kitchen. Your meals will get a whole new flavor, for sure.
Have a wonderful spring!
- How to Choose Furniture & Choosing Furniture | Pottery Barn (potterybarn.com)
- Shopping for Sofas (divineinteriorsblog.wordpress.com)