Alright, are you over the cold and dreary days of winter? Are we there? Well here to show us simple ways to spiff up your home for spring time is lifestyle expert, Alison Deyette. It’s good to have you back!
This is a great segment because you don’t want to spend a ton but a way to freshen up with limited income! Yes, think of it like how I work in fashion so I sometimes take inspiration from my wardrobe. My new dress is from Azeda, so I took inspiration from this dress to add color to my living room to show simple, stylish, impactful changes that are affordable. The first one is wall paper. A lot of people think that it is too time consuming. However, there is a new company called tempaperdesigns.com, it is self-adhesive, you can put it up on a wall, one roll will cover 8 x7, about 75 to 98 dollars and it’s so simple. It can be temporary or permanent, however you want it, you can change it by the season!
What I like to even do is put it on certain levels of the steps on the stair well for a little pattern. The next tip I wanted to share are trays. They are functional for serving but can also be used in the sense of style. This first one I made, I bought it at a thrift store for 7.50, I used cabinet stain, I prefer stain over paint because it preserves the wood, piece of wallpaper and glass I had cut, made this beautiful tray! All inexpensive, most of us have things with which we can curate a tray! This tray is from prettysmitten.com, you can choose a background, enter your initials and they will monogram trays for you. Those start at 80 dollars.
Next, I wall take you to our wall of art! These are all from minted.com who are very well known for their stationary but they just started doing artwork. What’s fabulous is they all start at 48 dollars, are all made by independent artists and are limited edition. Sometimes your friend has the same thing as you from Pottery Barn and you just feel like it’s not special anymore. I love that it’s affordable; you choose the frame, size and its limited edition. You choose three to five and can swap them around. It’s a great fresh pop of color.
Now we move onto the living room.