Spring may signal a fresh wave of blooming flowers and bright days, but for most of us it also signals the need to do serious spring-cleaning. But while you may be dreading washing windows and scrubbing floors, this is the perfect opportunity to give your home a mini-makeover. Dusting your shelves? Why not rearrange a vase or two? Organizing your drawers? Why not use new storage bins? Every inch you clean is a new opportunity to bring a splash of spring color into your home and we can help.
A Splash of Spring Color
You may have read about radiant orchid in Ryan’s recent blog post, but did you know that it’s not the only color Pantone sees trending this spring? Along with radiant orchid, Pantone has chosen thirteen spring colors to highlight this season. From subtle shades like Placid Blue and Hemlock, to brilliant pops of Celosia Orange and Cayenne, this season’s on-trend colors work across decorating styles. You don’t need to re-paint your home to feature these brilliant tones; instead, consider these helpful tips for adding a splash of spring color to your home as you clean.
Get organized with colorful storage bins
Organization doesn’t have to be boring—your storage space can be fashionable and functional. Consider adding storage options as an easy way to reorganize the items you already have. Kirkland’s features storage bins and baskets in a variety of colors and patterns that you can use around your home. Reorganize a cluttered closet floor by using storage bins in different sizes to hold shoes or accessories that may not fit elsewhere. Your guest bathroom will look neat and clean if you use strategically placed baskets that make it easy for guests to find towels and toiletries.
Don’t forget that storage comes in small sizes as well. Desk organizers and trays are great for the office, but they can also help you keep your vanity organized by giving each item its own resting place. Simply pick a pattern that matches your style, or repurpose a bland metal organizer by adding fabric or paint to match your décor.
Brighten any room with flowers
You don’t have to wait for your favorite flowers to bloom to add them to your décor. Dust off your favorite vases and add a floral stem or two for a bold touch of color. Try creating your own bouquets by choosing one or two flowers in a neutral shade—like white or beige—and add a blossom in a bolder color like Cayenne or Celosia Orange. Mix and match the colors to complement your décor. Try different combinations in each room. Sometimes simply moving a floral arrangement out of one room and into another can help it look like new.
If you don’t have extra vases, keep in mind that hurricanes aren’t just for candles anymore. Now you can add colorful filler to your favorite hurricane and add a bouquet of stems for extra height. These homemade arrangements are easy to personalize and will add a splash of color and life to any dusty corner of your home. For the decorator who is short on time, we offer premade floral arrangements—all you have to do is choose where to put them!
Reassess your accessories
Take stock of what accessories you enjoy owning and displaying, and get rid of those that have outlived their usefulness. If you’ve recently painted or replaced furniture, now is the time to rethink your shelves and side tables. Kirkland’s is filled with decorative accessories to fit any decorating style and budget.
For homes that feature bold paint or fabric colors, statues or pillows in softer hues like Paloma and Sand will balance and enhance dominant shades. Small touches like replacing or repainting picture frames can add a splash of color to homes that feature neutral tones. If you love filling your home with candles, try mixing and matching colored pillar candles in your candleholders to give them a fresh pop of color.
Be creative with your colors this spring and don’t be afraid to mix and match. Take a trip to Kirkland’s and let a splash of color breathe new life into your décor. After all that cleaning, you deserve it!