Saturday, February 27, 2016

My Favorite Ways to Brighten the Home

I couldn't be happier seeing the skies getting clearer and nights warmer now that we're finally approaching March and Spring is right around the corner. For me, another season means the chance to hit the refresh button and begin new again. I can't imagine a better way to welcome spring and freshen my space than adding a few simple touches around the house. I've always had an obsession with home decor and making the space visually pleasing and inviting to be in, so I'm very excited to share some of my favorite ways to brighten the home for the warmer season. 


A happy home starts with a clean one. Before diving into all the decorating fun, I like to make sure there is actually plenty of space for me to work with, so I do some cleaning and tidying around the house, paying extra attention to the common areas which gets messy probably about ten times a day. Having an organized space helps tremendously before adding and arranging decor around the house. Decorating around a messy home wouldn't be effective, as I'll just be adding more to the clutter and ultimately make the space feel crowded.

I've been wanting to do a tumblr-inspired wall for awhile now and I'm happy that I finally got around to it, as I made a themed one for Spring. Of course, I had to go for some florals and though the pictures are simple, they add touches of fun colors to the otherwise bare wall. This was a quick and fun DIY project to do. I simply saved a couple of photos from my tumblr feed to my desktop, printed them and posted them on the wall in a way that I thought looked nice. The pictures bring me lots of good vibes every time I look at them. 

Although I feel like the stores are putting out seasonal decorations earlier and earlier every year, I think they serve as good reminders that changes are coming and it's time to get in the spirit of things. The endless selections of seasonal decor, especially for Thanksgiving and Christmas (my two favorite holidays to decorate for) make it easy to pick out new additions for the home. Whether it's choosing a pumpkin or a Christmas wreath, it's a fun way to welcome the season with all the while adding a little something new to the house. And knowing that these kinds of things only appear once a year, they can make the home feel extra special and cozy. Last fall, I spiced up the coffee table with an autumn garland and a fake pumpkin (pictured above), I absolutely loved how they looked together and the autumnal colors garnered much attention.

I am as obsessed about having prints around the home as I am about wearing them, whether they're stripes, polka dots, or florals. they instantly add bursts of personality to a space. Stripes tend to have a level of sophistication while polka dots are fun and girly. Floral prints are my favorite, especially around this time of the year, as they're sweet and feminine. Putting prints together can create a unique and unexpected element to the space. In the background of the picture above, I have these autumnal colored polka dotted pillows on my black and white floral couch that go surprisingly well together. I love that it's different and that it makes the space feel livelier. 

Last but not least, having flowers around the home can make the biggest different. I love that the warmer season gives me the excuse to shower the home with all things floral and bright, and it doesn't get any better than flowers. I personally prefer fresh flowers because I love picking them out at the local farmer's market, but fake flowers are definitely more practical and cost friendly. Whether they're fresh or fake flowers, they instantly brighten the space and are aesthetically pleasing. You just can't go wrong with a vase (or two) of flowers in the house. If you want an instant pick-me-up for the home, I suggest checking out online flower delivery services, such as BloomNation. They have such a huge selection of freshly arranged flowers that it's hard to simply choose one!

What are some of your favorite ways to brighten up your space?


  1. Totally agree with having a clean home! I want to have a minimalist looking home in the future; it's a bit too hard to do that when I'm still living at home though! Tumblr wall and flowers are also such a good way to brighten up the home too! I can't say that I buy seasonal decor though, I'm way too lazy haha! x

    1. One of my dreams is to decorate/design the layout of my house, from picking out the bathroom sink to styling the living area, i think that'd be so fun! i'm def a huge fan of the minimalistic approach. haha yeah, i totally get you, living at home can feel quite restricting. i'd like to think that seasonal decor is made for lazy people because they're everywhere in stores! and there are so many to pick from hehe it could be a nightmare if you're indecisive like me