Explore new designing territory this spring

We have all been patient and I believe that we will finally at long last get spring, I can see signs of it everywhere and it is very exciting!

I’m sure I write about spring renewal every year but it is very important and worth repeating. Spring fever is not just a catch phrase it is a physical reaction to the scent in the air, the buds on the trees and the excitement of watching things long buried by winter begin to grow again.

Make the most of your spring fever, reorganize and purge the things which no longer bring you joy. Donate or discard those things which have no purpose in your home and you will feel a surge of renewal. If you have always wanted to, now is the time – whatever it may be. Be brave and try a new colour in your home, one that makes your heart pound and brings you happiness whenever you see it.

A lusty colour for me right now is C2- Tortise which is an indulgent toasty shade of orange, I have recently put it in a client’s home and it is delicious. Take on a risk, a design or colour challenge that will have you walking into that room again and again to look at your accomplishments.

Whether you invest money in your home, yard or lifestyle it is time to try something adventurous. Break out of the everyday and work towards spectacular, there is no better time than spring to use vibrant colours and new design ideas. Make time to visit greenhouses and home décor stores as you prepare for your spring extravaganza, the more you can expose yourself to new ideas, colours and projects the more you will be ready to explore new projects for your home.

Use the energy you have in abundance to re-organize and repair items in your home. Sometimes organizing and purging are as revitalizing as decorating! It is imperative that you get an itemized list of what you have to work with so you do not go out and buy repeat products.

I am speaking from experience as I work at purging my household of unnecessary items, I am shocked by the duplicate things I am finding! I had bought replacement items for things I was sure I was out of only to find it stashed away in a corner – how frustrating.

While you are considering items for donation, keep in mind that replacing that item should not look anything like what you are getting rid of.

If you get rid of beige toss cushions, motivate yourself to buy red ones so that your room has a revived look. Look at new colour options and be daring and bold, you will not regret buying items that you love, especially in colours that you crave.

When it is all said and done, sit down with a cup of tea and your favorite book and give yourself a congratulatory pat on the back for a job well done. Spend time in the space you have just re-vamped and appreciate your handiwork and you will reap the rewards of your hard work.

Kim Lewis is an interior designer in Red Deer with Carpet Colour Centre. Contact her at 403-343-7711 ext. 227 or email her at klewis@carpetcolourcentre.com.

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