We don’t know about you, but we’re ready for the start of Daylight Savings time! Even though we’re still in the throes of winter, getting that extra hour of daylight goes a long way. And the best part is that it means Spring is right around the corner! So while the snow may still be falling outside, there is a glimmer of warmer weather, budding flowers, and not having to shovel walkways anymore!
As you get ready to set your clocks forward on March 11 at 2am, we’ve put together the Via Seven Spring Cleaning Guide...don’t worry, it isn’t all about cleaning. It’s about freshening up this spring season, so let’s get to it!
Home: Where the Soul Breathes
We live and work the Via Seven motto every day. We really believe that home is where the soul breathes, so we are especially keen on Spring Cleaning!
There is a time in the late winter, after the holidays are over and the decorations are packed away but still before the warmth of summer, where our homes can feel a bit, well, stale. After all, the holiday decorations are boxed back up, snow may still be falling, and your heavy coats still hang in the mudroom, because you know you’re going to need them soon.
Rather than waiting until summer to mix things up, spring is the perfect season to make some changes around the house.
Rearrange Your Bedroom or Living Room
Besides the kitchen, chances are you spend most of your time at home in your bedroom or in your living/family room. Since kitchens are a bit harder to rearrange (unless you’re looking to undertake a kitchen remodel this spring!), focus on rearranging your bedroom and/or family room.
Two incredible things generally happen when you rearrange a room. First, it's hard to rearrange a room if it is messy or in a state of disarray. So when you put your mind to rearranging the room, the first thing you need to do is clean. Through the process of spiffing up the room, you may come across some items that you’ve either forgotten all about that can now have a new life, or you may find something that you once love but it’s appeal has faded over time. Time to donate it!
Once the room is cleaned, take some time to consider how you’d like to rearrange it. As your imaginative juices start flowing, you’ll be amazed at the ways you begin to re-envision the room. What will it look like? How will your family and your guests navigate the room? What will it look like at different times of day when the sun moves? We love rearranging rooms. When it is all said and done and the furniture is moved, the room looks completely different! By rearranging your rooms every now and again, you can gain a new appreciation for the furniture and space. And, if moving furniture around seems like too much work this spring, consider changing out some of the pictures, paintings, and wall decorations...again, small changes make a big difference. Give it a chance!
New Items Bring in New Energy
After a long winter, making a few small changes in your home is a great way to rejuvenate the space and dream of warmer weather. And while wardrobes seem to be the things that change most with the season, this spring, consider the Via Seven Throws that are warm enough for the last days of winter and light enough for the warm spring days and cool spring nights, and decorative pillows to add some ZING to any room.
Like just about everyone else, we’re suckers for big, heavy blankets during the worst of the winter. But there comes a time when they just take up too much room on the couch, and especially in storage, and they remind us of cold days where we can’t venture outside! If this sounds like you, check out the Via Seven Stellar Throw. Thinner than your traditional winter blanket, this big blanket is hand-loomed and flat-woven, which means it won’t take over your storage closet, and the 100% finest cotton feels excellent against your skin as it keeps you warm this spring.
If you’re looking for something a little different than the Stellar Throw this spring, be sure to check out the Link Throw. Available in four colors (black, gray, denim, and red), this chic throw has an elegant pattern that welcomes warmer weather while still keeping the last chills of winter away. This cotton and lambs wool blend is big (67” x 51”) and adds a refined flair to any room.
Maybe rearranging your living room isn’t your cup of Darjeeling this spring. We get it! Moving furniture can be a pain and some rooms are just better set up in a certain way. So instead of dragging your sectional sofa 90° in any given direction, adorn it with a few of Via Seven’s insanely soft and stylish decorative pillows.
Pillows, though small, have the ability to lighten up a room and add sophistication and extra character without much effort. This spring, we’re especially excited about the bright colors of the Sunshine Handmade Decorative Pillow. Diligently handcrafted by a Turkish villager who uses the income to send her son to college, this striped pillow practically begs the sun to come out and play! The Ocean Blue Handmade Decorative Pillow also reminds us of endless days at the beach, sand between our toes, and moments when winter is the furthest thing from our minds.
This spring, get creative with how you make your home a place “where the soul breathes.” We would love to see your room transformations, too! If this post inspires you to rearrange a room, take before and after pictures and post them to our Facebook and Instagram accounts!