Contributed post by Erin Souder
I just love decorating for spring. Around this time of year, I always find myself craving those little updates around the house that make it feel light, fresh, and lively. Making your own space look special for springtime doesn’t have to be a production – adding even a few pops of color here and there can make a huge difference in the mood of your house.
Here are a few of my favorite time-saving tips for making your spring decorating quick, simple, and attractive with the help of Evernote!
Evernote for Capturing Ideas
All winter long, I file away pretty floral brights or light, drapey warm-weather fabrics into my Evernote “Home Decor” notebook. I do this by adding photos of items I see in other homes that I adore, or, when I’m looking around online, I clip images from the web straight into my account with the Evernote Web Clipper. If you want to learn more about the organization system I use once I clip and add all this content to Evernote, check out this post I wrote a little while back.
By going through this process of saving things I like when I see them, I don’t need to dedicate time to actively searching for ideas when I feel like doing a refresh – they’re all waiting for me in my Evernote account. When the first warm days start to approach, I browse through all of that inspiration to pick out the perfect mix of textures and colors that shout out spring!
Erin’s Spring Style Tips
Here are some of my go-to methods for bringing a little bit of the spring spirit indoors:
Vibrant, Breezy Brights. Trade those heavy afghans and fluffy sherpa pillows for light and silky throws and vivid, bright prints! Pick an item you love with a color that pops, and start adding complementary accessories and textures from there. I usually like to offset my colorful items with some earth tones to avoid that Easter-egg, bright-on-bright look. Hand towels, shower curtains, sheets, and bathroom rugs all get the switch for a crisp look throughout the house.
Lively Blooms. The last thing to signify that spring really is coming to life in your home is the addition of flowers – they give your home a fresh, inviting feel unlike any other accessory. I pick up tulips and other spring flowers from my local supermarket, then break down the bouquets into a few small and one large arrangement and place them in simple vases all over the house. This way, no matter what room you are in you can catch a whiff of the delicious scents of spring.
There, now isn’t that better? I hope your spring is full of beautiful brights and sweet smells!
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