Daily Archives: April 11, 2013

Add Fresh Color to Your Home With These Quick Tips For a Spring Refresh

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We’re excited to present a guest post from Dawn Reeves from Inspired Living. Keep reading for her tips for infusing your home with spring color and freshness!

This past winter, I welcomed in the cold and crisp weather by using winter greenery and branches inside my home. In my entryway, I built a neutral backdrop of whites and creams to showcase the beauty of nature indoors.

 

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This spring, I continue to showcase nature inside my home; however, this time around, I wanted a more vivid and colorful display that echoes the vibrant and colorful spring blossoms that would soon appear outside.

 

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Here are a few of my tips for styling your entryway with splashes of color for spring:
Create your foundation by choosing two to three elements for your entry. Here, I used graphic black and white elements, with touches of gold, as a strong contrast to the bold colors.

Add something living. The easiest and most obvious way to add color is through beautiful blooms – any clippings will do. I chose potted orchids for my entryway because they are low maintenance, long lasting, and have a sculptural, colorful beauty. I brought these orchids home mid-February, and 6 weeks later my blooms are still going strong.

 

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Use colorful pillows and throws. Add a chair to your entryway and throw a colorful pillow on top. In this display, I used a pillowcase inside my black and white frame. Also, consider your entry from all views. Here, I added a soft blue throw on my couch to compliment the blues of the ocean painting I placed on the sideboard.

 

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Layer your colors and add a touch of surprise. While I used reds and purples as the colorful element on the majority of my entry display, I added the blue ocean scene as an unexpected touch of color.

 

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Thanks for the tips, Dawn! Make sure to check out Inspired Living for more of Dawn’s decorating adventures.