Spring is upon us. The Rideau Canal skateway has closed down for the season, the snow has begun to melt away (with some minor setbacks), and Ottawans have shed a layer of scarfs. Just as you start to put away your most wintry apparels, so too should your condo undergo a change of season! Think vibrant colours mixed with trendy neutrals, leafy greens and fresh scents, outdoor fetes, and the dreaded spring clean (it’s not so bad, we promise!).
ArtHaus Condos has compiled these tips to rid your winter remnants and give your condo a spring makeover!
A quick but deep clean of those areas not on your weekly schedule will make quite the impact. Your kitchen’s range hood keep your kitchen air cleaner during frying and searing. The range’s fan sucks up smoke, along with any airborne droplets of grease, and keeps the kitchen fresher.The more you cook, the more the filters capture. Using a steady stream of water. rinse the filters, shake vigorously, and air-dry. Dip a soft sponge or cloth in soapy water and wipe down the exterior until it shines like new. Toss away old tea towels, any over-used oven mits. Over to the bathroom, beat the bath time blues and squeegee your glass shower enclosure, or throw away your over-used shower curtain and liners. Next focus your spring cleaning on your boudoir: clean behind furnishings, edit your closet and add in extra hooks or a chic wardrobe rack.
Pattern & Colour Infusion
Transform your home from those cool winter tones to the perfect spring space. Grays,whites, and modern beiges are the sort of base colours seen in today’s furnishing. These anchor colours complement a full spectrum of accent shades, from bold yellows and blues to mellow ivory. Green was pronounced the ‘it’ colour of 2017. Whether used in dramatically or in small doses, it adds vibrance to any space. Traditionally summery shades like aqua feels sophisticated when grounded with dark wood floors and brass accents. Simple lines, geometric designs, triangles, and florals are spring’s hottest patterns. A brand new area rug, throw or decorative cushions will instantly update your condo for spring, for a chic yet flashy flare.
Imbue your condo with natural elements, such as wicker baskets in the bathroom, or cork coasters in the living area. Stones and marble accessories make for a sleek, modern natural inspiration in any space. Make use of your green thumb and plant some herbs inside your condo— nothing says spring more than the sweet smell of lavender, fresh mint, or cilantro. Plant a trough or individual pots in front of your condo’s sprawling glass windows. They’re perfect for décor and practical to use in everyday recipes. Terrariums can add an interesting, plant habitat to your home, or simple go for flowers like peonies, roses, hydrangea, and tulips from the Byward Market flowers stalls, to give a romantic atmosphere and freshen up your living space.
Prep for Outdoor Fetes
Turn your petite pied-a-tier into the ultimate entertaining space as the warmer months arrive. Once the snow has left for another year, give your balcony a thorough cleaning. Bring in outdoor furnishings, such as a chic bistro set to enjoy your morning coffee, or a full-on outdoor couch. Pops of colour in the form of outdoor decor accessories such as pillows and planters give personality. A chic drink station on a bar cart equipped with water dispenser, modern plastic drinkwares, and cocktails necessities, will make it super simple to keep guests attended to. The best way to maximize the space of a small porch or deck for outdoor entertaining is to keep furniture around the perimeter. Your small space will feel cozy and still have enough room to entertain outdoors for the perfect spring soirees.
There is nothing like breezy and on-trend decor, set in a freshly clean condo to bring in the turn of the season. ArtHaus Condos wants you to enjoy the art of living, and hopes that spring fills your life with warmth and brightness.
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