Inject a little spring into your home
Feb 8, 2012 / 9:00 am
By Shannon and Tamara Stone
If you are like us, this time of year can start to feel a little dreary.
The holiday season is past, there’s still a bit of snow on the ground and winter is still here.
Here are a few little tips that you can apply to give your home a fresh feel:
1) Go to Lakeview Market or your favourite grocery store and buy a little Spring plant. They are out already with tulips and daisys, and they bring a little joy and sunlight into your home.
2) Some bright new throw cushions on your couch will change the feel of your living room. Home Sense has some great ones right now and so does Furniture Heaven (an outstanding consignment store on Banks Road).
3) Exchange your low wattage light bulbs for some brighter ones. It’s incredible the difference that makes!
4) Some great cleansers we’ve discovered are vinegar, baking soda and lemon juice. It’s not toxic and will give your home a fresh clean scent.
5) Swapping your dark wooden picture frames for white-finish frames makes your photos and art feel brand new & different.
6) Take down the Christmas Lights. And the wreath. There are still lots of those out there and yet we have 10 months before Christmas is here again. Put them away for now
While February in the Okanagan likely means we will be enjoying winter for another while yet… you can try these things and it will help brighten your home (and your mood!)
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