Friday, March 23, 2012
Spring Cleaning Week: Little changes
This week has been such a fun experience. I've had a great time sharing some cleaning, organizing, and inspiration tips with all of you, plus it's been wonderful hearing your own spruce up rituals. Today, to wrap everything up, I thought I would share a few little changes that can make a big impact. It doesn't always have to be a re-painted room or a complete closet overhaul to welcome the new season. In fact, a special flower arrangement can give that same fresh sparkle around the house.
It looks scary, but taking everything off the counter, wiping it down, then putting it all back is a quick way to spruce up the area and reconsider exactly what you need on display.
Elevate your groceries by giving them something to sit on. Simple tangerines look succulent and decor worthy when lined up on a small square cake pedestal. Add a bright tablecloth to your everyday dining area and the colors pop even more.
Even the little things like knobs and coasters need a good scrub. Next time you are washing the dishes, grab a stack of coasters or pull off the oven knobs, give them a quick scrub and let them air dry before replacing. The little pieces are surprisingly more noticeable when they give off a little gleam.
Finish everything off with flowers. It's amazing how a simple vase of bright blooms can completely transform a room. Here I chose a low square vessel, used this little lattice trick, and popped in one variety of flowers. The yellow cheered up my office and the simple style kept everything light.
I hope everyone enjoyed Spring Cleaning Week. As always, follow along on Twitter, Pinterest and Currently Obsessed to see what I'm looking forward to this Spring. Hope everyone has a great weekend!