Get Your Home Ready for Spring
Want to spice up your home for spring? Here are our top five tips to help you get started.
1. Bless Your Home
Give new meaning to the phrase “spring-cleaning” by sweeping out the mala energía and making way for light and happiness. “Using sage, cedar or frankincense, light up your offering and walk from room to room,” says Robyn Moreno, author of Practically Posh: The Smart Girls’ Guide to a Glam Life. “Wave your stick against the walls from the corner of every room and sweep out the bad energy toward the door.”
2. Painting 101
Change the mood in your crib by splashing some color on your walls. “Make a claustrophobic room seem larger by painting it in a soft landscape hue, like Caribbean blue,” says Moreno. “A natural panoramic color like blue, green or violet will seem to make the room stretch.”
3. Change the Bedding
The bed is the focal point in your boudoir, so dress it up in fun, bright colors. Take inspiration from Frida Kahlo’s vibrant rebozos and try Honeysuckle Pink, Pantone’s color of the year. “I have bright-orange sheets that always speak summer to me,” says Moreno.
4. To the Kitchen’s Aid
Use your collection of stored family treasures to add personality to your kitchen. “Showcase your abuelita’s teacups or hang a retro plate collection on the wall,” says Moreno. Glam up your cabinets by changing the knobs. Trawl vintage stores and flea markets or visit Anthropologie.com for their vintage-inspired collections.
5. Wall ArtAdd unexpected glam to a frequently used room. “Hang beauty ads featuring screen sirens -- like Rita Moreno -- from vintage magazines to create a pink boudoir-inspired bathroom.” Or turn your photos into wall art. Websites like CanvasOnDemand.com create cool canvas prints in color, black-and-white or even moodier sepia tones in poster size or smaller.