Good morning, everyone! I am Julieann from Jace Interiors and the CreateGirl blog. I love sharing tips for easy and affordable decorating, so when the Fresh American team asked me to contribute, I jumped at the chance. With spring at our doorsteps, I thought it would be fun to pass on quick “switch-outs” with you!
In the winter we are constantly layering to get that cozy feel, but with spring it is all about editing and eliminating. Every room in your home can get a pick-me-up by just changing out an item or two. I promise you will love that “new room” feel!
The easiest wake-up call for the bathroom is to replace your shower curtain with something bright and happy. You will be amazed at how quickly this can change the overall feel of the room
In several rooms, including the dining room, I often replace heavy window panels, which keep out winter drafts, with something lighter, like a linen or pure cotton. A new favorite for spring 2013 is Pine Cone Hill’s Veena Blue Window Panel. I love the breezy-feeling pattern! Remember to mount your hardware a few inches outside the molding to let in as much light as possible.
An easy way to add color to your kitchen is by switching out your chair cushions and runners with ones that are bright and cheerful! Tip: search for outdoor cushions, which can be used inside; they are often very colorful and are super easy to wipe down. By the way, that rug in the photo is Aquinnah from Annie’s own Dash & Albert Rug Company!
The living room is my favorite place to make the seasonal switch! If I have been living with lots of color, I tend to clear all of the throws and pillows and pick a two-color palette, most often blue and white. Or vice versa if I have been living with two colors; then it is time to inject some pattern and brights!
Don’t forget your accessories, which can be inexpensive if you look at what might be right out your front door! Add seashells and fun-colored blooms to your end tables—it’s an easy way to brighten up any room!
Annie has been so kind to offer you all a giveaway, and I have chosen Dash & Albert’s Aquinnah rug—the same one pictured in the kitchen above, in 4’ x 6’—to spruce up your house. That’s more than $100 value! To enter, just leave a comment below on where you would use this rug in your home! The giveaway ends at 11:59 p.m. EST on Friday, March 22.
Congratulations to our winner, Rachel from California!
Thanks to Annie and everyone at Fresh American for allowing me to share ideas on getting that new-room feel—I had so much fun! Please pop over and see me at CreateGirl and follow me on Twitter for more affordable home décor items and tips on decorating your house. Happy spring!