GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - Spring is a time of renewal, the season to get back in touch with nature and the perfect time to focus on refreshing your home.
Renew your home in a way that celebrates the great outdoors with these nature-inspired tips provide by Brooke Nelson from IKEA.
EMBRACE NATURAL ORDER: Take organizational cues from nature, where everything has a purpose and a place. First, donate items you don't use. Next, store away items you won't use often like cables, cords and important papers. Lastly, display the items you use daily in easily-reachable places.
Product Suggestions: EXPEDIT Shelving unit, $39.99
PALLRA Box with lid, $14.99/set of 4
KVISSLE Cable management box, $9.99
SHOW YOUR GREEN THUMB: Springtime means more time spent outside: in the park, at the lake or in the garden. For rainy days where you're more likely to hang out indoors, bring the outdoors in with flowers and plants in brightly-colored pots. Making greenery a part of your home décor can bring new life and color to your home.
Product Suggestions: CHRYSALIDOCARPUS LUTESCENS Potted plant, $14.99
BJÖRNBÄR Plant pot, $4.99
SOCKER Watering can, $4.99
FRESHEN FABRICS: As the outdoors come to life, make sure to reflect the change of seasons inside your home, as well. Use textiles to lighten and brighten your space. Swap cozy comforters for airy bedspreads to keep cool and comfortable in springy weather and look to the colors and patterns in nature for design inspiration. Reinventing the space around you can inspire a fresh perspective in all parts of your life.
Product Suggestions: IKEA PS 2012 Cushion cover, $7.00
EIVOR LEVA Duvet cover and pillowcase, $39.99 - 49.99
KAJSAMIA Curtains, $24.99
GO GREEN(ER): Spending more time in the great outdoors can inspire us to change how we treat the world around us. Use this season as a time to make over your home in a way that will help preserve the environment. By switching out old lights for new, energy-efficient options or committing to a new recycling system, you can ensure that future generations enjoy nature just as much as you.
Product Suggestions: LEDARE LED bulb E26, $13.99
LEKARYD LED table lamp, $14.99
DIMPA Recycling bag, $5.99/4
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