Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Does Spring Make You Smile?

Easter is just a few weeks away and Spring is officially here. I love this time of year. I especially love Easter/Spring colors. They make me smile.

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I am sure you all have certain color combinations that remind you of Easter. The color combination that always reminds me of Easter is pink and yellow. Whenever I see that combination I am instantly  thrown into memories of Easter baskets, new dresses and white patent leather shoes.

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I thought it would be fun to look at rooms and  some accessories that can go in rooms that look like Easter!!! Obviously none of us will be doing a room completely over for Easter day, but I think we can look at each of these rooms for some fun ideas to add to our own rooms.

Shall we do a little Easter/Spring exploring?………….

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via Pinterest

In the above image I can see a couple of items that  could possibly go into other rooms. Why not cover some of your books with spring colored papers for your book shelves. A couple of spring colored boxes on your coffee table to hold your remote controllers would be an easy thing to add to your room.

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Purchase small artist canvas’s and paint them with Easter egg colors.You can use them in a grouping as they did here. Brightly colored lamp shades are another easy idea. Purchase inexpensive smooth white shades and use a high gloss paint in the color of your choice.

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I think the addition of some Spring colored pillows is a quick and easy way to give your room a pop of Spring. Maybe lighten up your coffee table with a white table or wicker. Even an acrylic table would lighten the room up.

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I am not sure what the prints are above the sofa, but you could buy some great scrap book papers and inexpensive chrome or white frames from Ikea  and you will have some Spring art. Fabric is also a good option or vintage scarves.
The addition of clear or white objects will also lighten and brighten a room.

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Don’t worry I am not suggesting that you paint your appliances pink!! I do like the colorful ceramic bowls on the shelves and also in the little hutch in the background. Even the spatula is bright pink. How about taking inexpensive wooden spoons and painting them Easter egg colors.

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This seller on Esty has made a wonderful collage of varied sizes and shapes of frames and candlesticks. I think this could be so fun on a mantel. The frames would not have to be new they could be from Thrift stores or garage sales.

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Notice the brightly colored lamp base and shade (spay paint!!) can be our friend. It also looks as if they took some brightly colored ribbon and added it to their ottoman. Look around this room and see what ideas you can use for your own home.

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Tobi Fairley

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House beautiful

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An inexpensive wooden chair in a bright color really adds an extra smile to this room. Notice all the pretty sherbet dishes. Even the spines of the books work in the color scheme. I have purchased books from Goodwill for years based on the color of the spine when I am doing a display of books or using them to elevate an object. I call these color spots.

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Porterhouse designs

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Did you see any of your favorite Easter color combinations? I hope you were able to get a few ideas from this post!!!  I know I did!!! I am thinking about where can I add a small bright chair, a stack of boxes and maybe make some book covers!!!

“Enjoy the Process!” Of:

Finding inspiration for your Spring/Easter decor.


BTW: Hop on over to Karen's blog Strictly Simple Style for more Spring/Easter ideas.


laxsupermom said...

What a fun collection of pics! I love the bright Easter colors when used together. I love pink & yellow, as well as yellow & green. I love the idea of adding pops of color to the decor as hints of Easter vs the more obvious egg trees. Thanks for sharing.

The enchanted home said...

This post made me smile! What a happy and uplifting collection of could it not make you happy! That is IF spring ever arrives in the Northeast! Lovely pictures....very inspiriing.

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

Love all these happy colors, pink and yellow screams Spring!! (in a nice way...) I loved seeing the pink in the kitchen, the other day I got the crazy idea to paint my kitchen walls pink or turquoise, just for the warm season. I wonder how that would go over with my husband...


vignette design said...

Oh, I'm smitten with all those Easter inspired images! I especially love the room from decorpad with that wonderful alabaster lamp! Don't you just love this weather? The air smells wonderful. I love California!

Kat said...

Love these pictures Kathysue. Although if I wrapped all my books, the tree population would be decimated LOL. I LOVE that pink kitchen, don't think I could live with it for long, but it sure made me smile. Hugs, Kat

Tote said...

The pictures are lovely. They give me great ideas.
Have a great day Kathysue.


Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

These rooms are all so pretty and look so fresh for spring. I was especially smitten by the home office because I think it would be a happy place to work regardless of what the thermometer says.

Thanks for adding the link to my blog Kathysue!

Blondie's Journal said...

That pastel kitchen speaks spring year round! This is a fun post, Kathysue!


Carol@TheDesignPages said...

I love the idea of the small canvases painted in bright colours. It would be easy enough to repaint with the seasons if you got sick of one set of colours.

SHERRY HART said... gave us some great eye candy today!!!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

I liked the Sarah Richardson room when she did it and it is fun to see it again. Love all of the lovely colors you featured in this post. Very pretty. Lots of good ideas.

Anya adores said...

I lOVE this explosion of color - spring makes me go slightly mad . but I love it. Great blog you have.

Bringing Pretty Back said...

Kathysue!!!! YOU KNOW I LOOOOVVVEEE this post! And yes... I WANT pink appliances!!!!!!!
Have a pretty day!

Hamptontoes said...

Love the Sarah Richardson's beautiful. The kitchen with the pink refrigerator looks like it belong in a little's adorable!

pretty pink tulips said...

Such happy pictures!!! I love pink and yellow together for Easter! I still need to get all my decorations's almost here!

xoxo Elizabeth

Marcus Design said...

Soooo much prettiness! Spring always makes me smile, I love the colors. I love all of the examples you have given us, how could one not feel happy in a room like these?
Nancy xo

La Dolfina said...

Fun post, very cheerful and uplifting!

Anonymous said...

Easter (and Spring) makes me smile too!!! I love pink and yellow together. The kitchen with the pink appliances is so chic!
Thanks for sharing some of you favorite images.
Have a great weekend!

quintessence said...

What great inspiration for spring. So many fabulous rooms and ideas to mull over!!

designchic said...

Oh and Kathysue, these rooms make me the bright, happy colors!!

Blooming Rose Musings said...

This is such a fun and cheerful post. I always love the colors of Valentines and Easter. This post has SMILE written all over it. Thank you, Kathysue.

Splendid Willow said...

Kathysue, my first time here and I am already going to "borrow" one of your images - the one via Decorpad. What a happy and chic room!

Thank you for the lovely inspiration & happy weekend!

ox, Mon