Spring makes us want to take a fresh look at our homes and our priorities. Whether it’s refreshing your look, getting organized or going green, the design experts at West Coast Living Thomasville can help you spring into action.
Of course, when you talk about going green for spring, the environment automatically comes to mind. One of the best ways to be kind to the world around us is by selecting quality furnishings made from sustainable materials that will be passed from generation to generation. Those pieces are even better when backed by a company with an emphasis on environmental consciousness like Stickley. Its founder, Gustav Stickley, was a conservation pioneer who worked with allies like Theodore Roosevelt to establish ethical practices that transformed natural resource use in the U.S. So you can always feel secure in purchasing pieces from them.
Another surefire way to go green is by saving some green. While trendy shades and styles come and go, one way to keep your home looking fresh without breaking the bank is through updating accessories. Our designers are advocates of refreshing upholstered pieces with pillows and throws in up-to-the-minute hues. Select textiles with distinctive textures and details to make them – and your room – feel richer.
Rugs are another way to completely change the character of your room affordably and easily. Try bringing a bold geometric, tropical or typically exterior pattern indoors to add a touch of seasonal flair to a traditional space. Likewise, flip the expected on its head by introducing a traditional pattern outdoors to bring a touch of elegance to exterior living spaces.
Wishing that you had more space inside your home? If a remodeling project isn’t in your future, you can still trick the eyes of family and friends with accessories that visually enlarge your space. Mirrored or reflective chests are options that add a touch of glam. Looking for a more traditional or transitional touch? Try a full-length mirror to add unexpected depth in an office, bedroom or sitting area.
Another great way to visualize enhance the size of your space is by decluttering. When you eliminate the clutter of paperwork, small accessories, misplaced toys and more, your space will look and live larger. No only will getting organized make you feel better about the space you have, it also can help the environment as you donate, reuse or recycle items that no longer fit your lifestyle. One of our favorite ways to get organized is with the help of pieces that have built-in storage space, like nightstands with shelves sized right for books, benches and ottomans with built-in storage, and upholstered headboards that give you a primary layer of texture behind your pillows so you can add fewer while still achieving impact.
And of course, all of our designers agree that the best way to save some green and refresh the look of your home is by shopping with us! Come into any of our showrooms to find your favorite looks to relax in as you find savings throughout the store. How’s that for an innovative way to go green?