Kamis, 03 September 2009

Five Interior Design Tips to Freshen Up Your Home For Spring

Since spring is here let's not be dragged down by our winter decor! The gray skies of winter are gone and the bright sun is helping the fresh spring green leaves to pop out on the trees. By using spring colors in your interior design such as Granny Smith apple green or dewdrop yellow you can bring the sunshine into your home. A few quick decorating tricks can put some zing into your home's decor.

1 Clear the horizontal surfaces in each room of winter's accumulated stuff. It's been there for months, and we don't even see it anymore!

2 Inside add new color by bringing in new pillows, accessories and flowers. Get new placemats or a tablecloth and napkins.

3 Wash the windows. The house has been closed up for so long it's amazing how dirty the glass gets on the inside. The spring rain will take care of the outside!

4 Take the ragged, old doormat away! Add a new, fresh doormat to make your entry more inviting. While you're at it, make a plan to add some potted plants and flowers, so that when the planting season arrives in your area you'll be all set with a design.

5 Paint the front door! Update and cheer up the exterior of your home. If the dreaded home owner's association covenants allows, pick a color that you love, provided it coordinates with the color of your house! If you can't paint, bring fresh color into the entry with a wreath, pottery or baskets.

It is easy to create seasonal d├ęcor scheme for your home by dedicating a storage box for each season into which you will put the season's accessories, pillows, and artwork. You can inventory the contents and put the list on the outside of the box so you'll have a quick reference. To make it even easier, photograph the contents and tape to the outside of the box. This is a trick that has also worked well for storage of holiday decor!

Christine Mills is an interior designer specializing in residential design. Her main focus is helping individuals solve their interior design problems by offering them tools to create their own designs, online.
After many years operating Chris Mills Design in Greater Atlanta and teaching interior design at Georgia State University and American Intercontinental University, she decided to shift focus in an attempt to reach and teach to a wider group of people.
Chris' specialties include space planning, computer-aided design (AutoCAD), renovation design, color selection and visual arrangement.
As an Allied Member of the American Society of Interior Designers, Chris offers quality design, experience and a true passion for her work.

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