I did a spring decorating refresh, lightening and brightening things up a bit. I switched up the dishes in the blue cupboard and my dining table has an Easter themed vignette.
This chalkboard was once a painting that I picked up at a thrift shop. I painted it with chalkboard paint some years ago. But I have yet to find my chalk. I’m sure I have white chalk somewhere around here.
I like to draw the eye throughout my apartment through color. When you come into my front door the chair with the blue quilt and pillow is what you first see. Then the light blue coffee table.
Charlie is straddling the couch arm and there is Abi at the other end on the ottoman.
Charlie has to have a blankie to get under sometimes, which is why the gold throw is all bunched up there. I think he feels safer covered up.
This is reality, folks. My dogs are family and I indulge them rather than keep my home styled all the time. If they want a bunched up throw to sleep with, then that’s what they get.
Of course you’re going to see greenery in my home. My flowering house plants, like the anthurium and orchid, are blooming nicely right now.
I have various shades of yellow/golds in my decor. I like to use various shades of the same color throughout my home. My basic colors are primary colors: Blue, green, red and yellow.
You will also see red accents scattered around my home. I like red as an accent color so it doesn’t overwhelm a small space home.
Mirrors are especially nice in a small home, reflecting light and adding virtual space. I like that this one picks up the quilt on my bedroom wall at the other end of my apartment.
I changed up the wall above the TV a bit. Added a few things. I’ve had the Wanda Motor Oil sign since I was in my twenties. It was a gift from a great-aunt whose husband once worked for that company.
I have various shades of green in my apartment of course. From chartreuse to dark green. Once again, I’m using different shades of the same color.
Green is nature’s color and therefore very emblematic for me.
I lightened things up in my bedroom. I switched out the quilt and added two white embroidered pillow cases.
I sewed these patchwork pillows at least 20 years ago. I don’t go crazy with arranging pillows on my couch or bed because it just isn’t very realistic with two pupsters. Or me for that matter.
It’s been raining, but spring is beckoning me outdoors too. Mother Nature is teasing me with warm weather during the day and cool weather at night.
Have you been freshening up your home for spring?