Ahhh, Spring. The sun is shining, the birds are singing, the snow has melted and your house is a mess.

It’s OK-it happens to the best of us! That’s why Spring Cleaning is an annual tradition, celebrated across America like the reopening of swimming pools on Memorial Day. This time every year in Kansas City, we tuck our winter coats and bulky sweaters away, far into the depths of the closet; we clean and purge and dust in areas that haven’t been seen since last year. This year, Design Connection, Inc. is here with some great ideas on how to spruce up your decor and give your space a totally new, fresh look. A look that you can tackle yourself before the tulips start blooming.

One of the easiest way to quickly change the dynamics of a space is with a fantastic area rug. By using the colors and patterns that are in your area rug as a guide, adding complimentary accessories is what really pulls the room together. There is such a wide variety of patterns, textures and styles available; shopping for the perfect piece is half the fun!

Perusing for rugs online can be design-inspiring and fun, too, but keep in mind that it’s not just the pattern that is key to selecting an area rug. Weave density, texture, size and accurate color matching must also be considered. When shopping for a new rug, seeing the patterns and actually feeling the textures in person eliminates the guesswork from the equation. Our design studio is the perfect place to start your search for new spring decor and accessories!

Even if it’s a little too cool to open your windows, you can still capture the Spring sunshine by harnessing the multifunctional magic of mirrors. Strategically placed mirrors can add a tremendous amount of natural light into your home. Mirrors are perfect for small spaces or areas in your home that you wish had more natural light. An eye-catching mirror might just be what your space is missing. I discovered both of these unique mirrors at Cyan Design, one of my favorite go-to places for accessories and design inspiration.

A while back, we talked about the incredible possibilities of Throw Pillows-The Little Accessory That Could! Swapping out your small and functional accessories like throw pillows can alter your room’s design in dramatic ways. The dark fabrics and heavy patterns you’ve grown accustomed to during winter hibernation can easily be traded out for bright and lively pieces.

And of course, nothing says, “Spring” like a bouquet of fresh flowers. I believe vases should be as beautiful and interesting as the flowers they display. Vase design has taken one even more of an art-form in recent years; there are so many beautiful and interesting options to choose from!

The tricks and tips we’ve talked about today should really help you get the ball rolling on Spring-i-fying your decor. All of the accessories featured here today can be purchased through Design Connection, Inc.! If you have a room that can use a transformation or if you need help finding the perfect accessories for your home, stop by our showroom for a free consultation.

Design Connection, Inc. is an award-winning Kansas City interior design firm and can help you with your design, remodeling and restyling projects throughout Greater Kansas City. Call at 913-210-0511 or fill out our contact form and let’s get started on your interior design project today, big or small.