If we see so much as another snowflake, we may very well pack our bags, buy a one-way ticket to Tulum, and declare our new, tropical home a no-winter zone for life. Even if you’re one of the lucky ones living in an area that didn’t get blasted with countless snowstorms, it’s likely that you’re ready for a change of seasons too. So we asked resident design expert Anna Burke of Anna Burke Interiors for her transitional décor tips. Trust us, they will breathe new life into your space.
“Oh man, am I ready for spring this year!” says Burke. “I cannot wait to bury my winter clothes, fold up my big duvets, and let the light shine in. Below, my tried-and-true tips for springifying one’s home.”
- Bright Bedding
After a long stretch of hibernating under heavy bedding, I’m ready to lighten things up. My advice: Ditch the duvet in favor of a lightweight quilt with a bright cashmere throw at the foot of the bed (my favorite spring color combo: a cheerful, sunny yellow and pretty sky blue).
- Velvet Hangers
Time to pack away the winter clothes and let your spring and summer clothes breathe. Colorful velvet hangers are perfect for refreshing and reviving a closet. They also prevent clothes from slipping off, one of my pet peeves.
- Fresh Flowers
You know I’m all about using flowers and plants in the home. Peonies, ranunculus, and anemones are back in season (at long last!) so invest in beautiful mercury glass bud vases to keep next to your bed and in your bathrooms. It’s amazing how a few fresh stems can brighten even the dreariest March day.
- Rug Refresh
After a winter of tracking in snow and slush, spring is the perfect time to upgrade your rugs. Liven up a living room or bedroom with a new, flat-woven wool Dhurrie. Available in tons of colors and patterns, these rugs are an easy way to spruce up your home.