It’s March, which in my mind means it is springtime! I don’t know about you, but my house starts to feel a little blah inside after winter. So here are some tips to perk up your space. I hope you find them helpful. And please post any additional tips you have for refreshing you home in the comments below.
Kitchen: Now that the major holidays have passed, go through your cupboards and get rid of any serving pieces or cookware that you did not use during the holidays. You can also go through your linen drawer to cull what was not used during the holidays as well. When you can free up space in your cupboards, your kitchen will instantly feel more refreshed, and cooking and cleaning will be much more effortless.
Bedroom: If you have a messy nightstand, here is an easy solution. Go through your house and look for pretty little dishes, bowls or decorative boxes and use them on your nightstand to corral all of the clutter. Designate one container for each type of item. It’s a cost-effective solution that will yield designer looks.
Bathroom: You know all those decorative bottles sitting on the counter gathering dust? It’s time to chuck those dust-catchers! Having a clear counter will make your bathroom feel more spacious and make cleaning a snap.
Laundry: Look for unused decorative boxes around your house or get crafty and cover shoe boxes with fancy paper to create matching containers for all of your laundry detergents, cleaning supplies, accessories and more. Print labels for the box, store them together on a shelf and voila! You’ve created a laundry room that looks straight out of a design magazine!
Living Room: Pare down the knick-knacks and decorative items on display in your living room. Lots of little knick-knacks tend to make your living room look cluttered, but a handful of large decorative pieces (think soccer-ball sized) strategically placed around the room lends your space a hip, fresh look.
Patio: Terra cotta pots can do more than contain your plants on your patio; they also make decorative accessories. Get some large terra cotta pots to hold the kids’ outdoor toys. Another pot can be used to hold your garden hose all wound up inside. And a large terra cotta pot turned upside down makes a perfect side table when you top it with a round glass tabletop.