Tuesday’s Tip: How To Bring Spring Into Your Home

Are you tired of living in a cave? Do you feel like your environment is draining your energy? With a few changes, you can bring a fresh, spring feel into your home! I don’t know about you, but I feel like a turtle peeping out of its shell from the cold winter months. My clothing is even being inspired by all these wonderful colors blooming in stores. (I’m tired of all the black!) I’ll show you how a minor changes can make a major impact.

Color is a major factor that affects your mood. There is scientific evidence that certain colors can raise your heart rate and others can have a calming effect. Bringing in a fresh color pallet can be just the cure you need! Before you start making purchases, it’s important to define what your goals are for the space so you know which hues to incorporate.

Take note of the wood pieces you have. Are they dark and heavy? Change out dark furniture for metals or a mirrored finish to bounce light around the space. Adding an upholstered coffee table as I did below can also be an effective to bring in lighter pieces.

Accessories and artwork can be a game changer in your space. If you’re gun shy about color, try a few pillows, lamps or even a colorful flower arrangement. (Think 2 dozen yellow tulips in a vase…it doesn’t take much!) If you have dark walls, consider a predominately light background in your artwork…and go large!

What type of rugs do you have? If they are dark and your eye goes straight to them, look for a natural option like sisal or seagrass.

Do you see a major difference in the two rooms I created in Olioboard?

BEFORE: Fall Inspired

AFTER: Spring Inspired

Tip: Don’t forget to look in other rooms of your home. There may be accent pieces you can switch out.

How do materials or color affect your space? I’d love your feedback!

If you’re ready for a change, email us at: stacynaquin@cox.net or visit the website.



  1. Ooh! I love the two different rooms side by side. Very cool illustration :>

  2. Elizabeth Carter says:

    Where is the coffee table from in the fall inspired photo? I’ve been looking for something similar but they haven’t been as rustic looking as that one. Love it. Thanks!

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