It’s the end of winter - finally! For every end there is a new beginning – and for this one it’s spring! If you’re as excited as I am about the weather warming up, you’re also likely as thrilled for the new life and energy the season brings. Don’t let your enthusiasm for the budding flowers, chirping birds and warm weather stop at your doorstep. Bring the excitement of the season into your home with some bright, new décor from Overstock.
For the month of April, we’re excited to team up with our friends at Overstock to help you liven up your space at Black Friday prices. During Overstock’s Spring Black Friday event, you can save up to 70% on all things home.
Having decorated three homes during the past four years, I’ve spent countless hours in stores and online looking for that perfect touch. I have personally loved buying on Overstock, where you can often find the best prices (even on the same products listed on other discount sites). I’ve also found that the quality of the products I’ve purchased on Overstock have been consistently high, especially for the price, when compared to many other stores (both brick and mortar and online). So, as you consider adding some spring flair to your space I hope I can help with the following tips.
Choose your color(s)
Before you start shopping, choose your accent color (or colors). I always like to check out the Pantone Fashion Colors for the season and try to stick with one or two colors to integrate into the decor, as not to overwhelm the room. You’ll also want to think about how these bright spring colors can translate to other seasons (especially for the larger, more expensive items).
For this season, I chose the Niagara blue. I not only love blue, but it also compliments my gray walls, white curtains, kitchen and molding, and dark wood flooring and furniture. Thinking to the future – it will also blend well with my other seasonal décor – from orange and tan in the fall to red and green at Christmas.
Hint: As you shop on Overstock, make sure to check the box next to the color you selected (or closest color). It’s in the right hand navigation. This will save tons of time!
Indoor (and Outdoor) Area Rugs: Estimated $80.00 - $550.00 for 1 to 3 rugs
When I first starting thinking about buying new area rugs for my home, all that came to mind was dollar signs – and that’s often what you’ll find. But, then I searched on Overstock and found the perfect touch for the right price.
With home colors trending toward gray, white, beige and other neutrals (like mine), changing out area rugs – and bringing in some color – can transform your home. Liven up larger spaces like your living and dining areas, or keep costs low by updating kitchen and entryway rugs and runners.
I love these two area rugs from Overstock – the blue brightens the room, and the patterns are different but have a similar, complementary style.
Don’t limit yourself to updating rugs indoors. Overstock has many options for outdoor rugs, as well as those made of durable material that can go nicely indoors and outdoors. I love this braided outdoor rug available in 6 great colors, which would also look great indoors for an entryway at the end of the season.
Home Décor: Estimated at $52.00 to $270.00 for 1 to 6 items
Now that you have your color and area rugs selected, let’s talk about matching some low-cost home décor to go with the floor coverings. Overstock has some gorgeous decorative accessories for spring, including throw pillows, window treatments and lampshades – and everything in between. Integrating just a few of these low-cost decorative items in your new color(s) will make your space on-trend for spring. Here are a few ideas:
Throw pillows (or pillow covers) are an easy, inexpensive way to decorate your space. I love the floral pattern of this pillow and it doesn’t deviate too far from the vintage style I selected for the area rugs.
Overstock has this pillow in multiple colors, so since I’m getting more than one, I’d like to mix and match!
Floral window treatments can do wonders for bringing a spring feel to any room. If you’re not invested in updating your living area with floral – try something like this for a powder room or guest bedroom.
A quick update to the lampshades in your living area or bedroom can make a true difference in the feel of the room, bringing it from homey during the winter season to fresh and bright in the spring. I love this floral lampshade for spring that can do just that. If you have two similar lamps, update them both! Even updating old lamps with new, shapely shades in white or cream can make a true difference.
Overstock offers thousands of great items to liven your home for spring at top value. Whether you decide on an area rug, throw pillows, curtains, lampshades – or all of the above – I hope these tips help you get started on livening your space for the season. Overstock’s Spring Black Friday sale lasts until the end of April. Take some time to shop – but make sure you buy before the end of the month!