April 19, 2018
Kristine Isely, Houston Design Studio
Spring is in the air! Flowers are blooming, bees are buzzing, and everyone around you is constantly sneezing—‘tis the season of change! We have already set our clocks forward, resulting in less sleep. If you are anything like me, losing sleep is detrimental! One way I’m able to forget losing the extra hour of rest I’ll be missing is by sprucing up my home with spring décor. I like to use décor that is not only beautiful but also useful. I decorate my home for the seasons with the wise words of William Morris, a British textile designer, in mind: “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to beautiful.” Visit Fiddlers Creek, an Ashton Woods community in Naples, FL.Whether your budget is big or small, there are plenty of easy ways to welcome spring into your home. The best place to start is at your front door. A spring wreath is a must and is something that can turn into a DIY project with family or friends. Source: House BeautifulOnce you have your wreath hung, we can move on to something that is useful. The best place to introduce useful décor is in your kitchen, or breakfast room. I LOVE Lazy Susans and trays because they are available in different styles and are…drumroll, please…FUNCTIONAL!!! Visit Limehouse Village, an Ashton Woods community in Charleston, SCAnother way to spruce up your home with spring décor is with pillows in your living room and a table runner in your breakfast room. Pillows are great because you can purchase covers for each season. Go nuts and fill your entire sofa with spring pillows or start with a mixture of solids, textures, and spring prints. Creating a spring tablescape is always fun and festive (and easy too). Begin with a runner that gives a nod to spring and add some flair with a centerpiece of hydrangeas or tulips.Spring wreath on the front door? Check. Decorative tray on the kitchen island? Check. Spring accent pillows on sofa and spring tablescape on the breakfast table? Check and check. Now that you’ve spruced up your home with spring, you can enjoy the weather heading our way. Until next time, Ciao!