With Summer’s arrival we look to tidy up and reboot our homes to better enjoy the long days. Here are some tips for ways to “pick up” your mood and your space!
DECLUTTER AND ORGANIZE
(Everybody is doing it!)
First, let go of “leftovers” and put all like things together in easy to find storage. Enlist containers, shelves and functional storage to consolidate and define collected items. The result is productive and effective, liberating and lovely!
A coat of paint in a very light tone or a white is an easy investment and can change the mood of a dark or neglected space. Alternatively, use color to wake up your tired spaces. Be brave and add a pop of color to give life to an otherwise uninteresting space in the form of an accent wall, a piece of furniture or even just some bold accent pillows or pieces.
CONNECT TO NATURE
Here in So.Cal the easiest way to expand our living space is to take advantage of our beautiful climate and bring the outdoors in. Creating integrated indoor-outdoor living, where possible, is the best way to optimize our square footage and at the same time take in the healthy benefits of sunshine and nature.
Some easy “Pick-ups” are:
BRING IN THE GREEN!
Add some living plants to your indoor area which softens any space and increases your oxygen exchange!
Incorporate elements in your home which feature natural materials such as natural wood and stone or shell.
LET THE SUNSHINE IN.
Optimize your natural light by revisiting your window treatments, and considering remotely controlled shades.
Lastly, consider the bigger investment of updating doors and windows to better integrate both light and exterior space into your everyday living. There are are million ways to elevate your space and now is always the best time to start.
“Keep it simple, keep it sweet, get it done and have some fun!”