Spring is a time for reinvention, reimaging and yes even cleaning. With the moving of the clocks, can also come the moving of furniture and other updates to make your home liven up with the season’s changing. Interior Designer Shane Inman, CEO of The Inman Company, has offered up these 5 easy tips on how to freshen up your home for Spring.
1. Rearrange Bookshelves
If you have wall-to-wall built-in bookcases or even a freestanding étagère – re-style every shelf. Stack books in new and different configurations, replace pictures in existing picture frames and exchange your bric-a-brac with some pieces from other rooms
2. Fresh Paint
Take a fresh approach to spring and repaint a room that is starting to feel dull – nothing says awake and alive like a new clean coat of color. Think outside the box and do something daring and dramatic like painting the ceiling or even all the molding the same color as the walls
3. Rearrange a Room
Bring a new perspective to any space by moving your existing furniture pieces to new locations. Relocate your sofa onto a new wall, reposition your area rug or just simply reinvent the use of your existing ottoman to a cocktail table. If you want even more change, add or subtract furniture to and from other rooms
4. Swap-Out Lamps, Pillows & Throws
Make your interior design feel new and fresh again by changing out your more affordable accessories. Swap out existing pillows and throws with new ones with current trending patterns and styles. Purchase new lamps in different heights and sizes to cast a completely new light or even just replace your present lampshades.
5. Step Out of Your Comfort Zone
Spring is the perfect time to try something different – take a shot at refurbishing an old chandelier, purchase a new Contemporary piece if your current design style is Traditional, inject a bold new color or for the brave, tear down that wall that you always wanted to remove
Shane Inman is president and senior principal designer of The Inman Company, an interior and exterior design firm located in New York, New York. Shane is a graduate of Michigan State University, where he received a BA in interior design. The Inman Company is committed to raising the standard of business to incorporate the highest-quality customer service with unwavering excellence in design. Shane also provides real estate staging, consulting, event design and organizational services to his clients. Shane Inman is a certified interior designer by the State of New York, a certified interior designer by the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ), a certified kitchen designer by the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), and holds the highest-ranking professional memberships with the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and the International Interior Design Association (IIDA).