Spring cleaning can be fun, but let’s be real: tidying up your space only does so much. When you’re trying to start fresh, it’s way more fun to embrace the “out with the old, in with the new” mentality. No, that doesn’t mean throwing away everything, but it does mean giving your home or apartment the Marie Kondo sweep.
Say goodbye to unworn sweaters, overused throw blankets, and cluttered corners. It may sound like a lot of work, but refreshing your space is well worth it.
Don’t worry—we did a lot of the leg work for you. Some of our beloved tenants (who are pretty much lifestyle gurus, too) have suggestions on what to bring home from Suburban Square to revamp your space just in time for warmer weather and sunny skies.
Spring into comfort
Let’s start with the interior, shall we? If you’re hosting a get-together anytime soon, you’ll want to sprinkle a little pizzazz into your current living room situation.
Heather Laputka, a visual merchandising manager at UO, loves having these pieces around her home. “The pillow is so cute and adds bright color to my deep purple couch, plus the lightweight blanket is perfect for the spring, yet so comfy for cool nights,” she says.
We didn’t let her get off that easy—she has a few more suggestions for little touches that’ll help refresh your space, like a new calendar and some organizational catch-all dishes.
“Spring is all about growth and blooming, so a daily planner to keep organized is a no-brainer,” she says. “I’ve been really into making weekly goals and checking them off as done by the end of the week.”
We love your style, Heather.
Create your dream patio
Now that you’ve breathed new life inside your space, how’s that outdoor area looking? After a long, cold winter, everyone’s patios and porches need a little refreshing. Giving your space a thorough sweep is a good way to get the ball rolling, but snagging the perfect furniture is the real game-changer. It’s no secret that the folks at west elm are furniture experts, and boy, do they have some tips for you.
“The Marina Outdoor Furniture Collection is our clean-lined, modern-yet-classic, all-weather wicker furniture with deep, comfortable seats, eye-catching woven table bases, and bronzed metal tops to create the perfect natural-meets-modern look,” says west elm’s Yen To.
Next, how about some of their textured (and sustainably sourced) outdoor pillows to add a splash of color? Yes, please!
Organize and revitalize
A little organization can go a long way. We’ve talked about patios and living rooms, but what about the space where we all spend time cooking, gathering, and midnight-snacking? Don’t underestimate the power of a kitchen makeover.
If you’re familiar with Kitchen Kapers, you already know that they’re your one-stop shop for all your kitchen needs. Bringing order into your kitchen can be a huge relief, even if it’s as simple as adding a hanging basket to free up some counter space or slapping some cute new magnets onto the fridge to organize your postcards and wedding invites.
Spring is here, and there’s no better feeling than shedding those winter vibes. If you’re looking for some exciting ways to transform your space into a spring oasis, stop by Suburban Square. Our urban village has so much waiting for you!