Spring is here and it’s a wonderful time of the year to redecorate your home for the season. Springtime on Sanibel Island is the season to highlight bright pastel colors, flowers, and floral motifs, airy spaces, seashells, and nautical themed treasures.
Get Inspired and Shop Local
Whether you are selling your home and preparing for a spring listing or simply making seasonal changes to usher in the warm and sunny days you will want to get inspired before you start decorating. You will find some great inspiration by taking a casual stroll through your local home décor stores. A trip to Sanibel Home Furnishings and Wilford & Lee, or Beach Floor & Décor for larger remodeling projects, will do the trick. Your inner interior designer will delight as you peruse the shops for floral, oceanic, nautical, coastal, and tropical themed home furnishings, unique lamps, pillows, rugs, bedding, art, and more!
Front Porch, Front Door, Foyer
The front porch, front door, and foyer are the first things potential buyers will see as they enter your home. They are also the first things your friends and neighbors will see when visiting. This is a perfect place to begin. A front porch is a great place for colorful potted plants. A seashell wreath with natural grass makes an elegant island statement for visitors. The foyer is an excellent area to welcome your visitors and bring their senses alive with the color and scent of fresh flowers in a white vase or decorative bowl.
Floral, Oceanic, and Nautical Throw Pillows
Throw pillows are the quick, inexpensive, and easy solution to upgrade any room in your home. Choosing bright and colorful floral, oceanic or nautical patterns in light pastel colors will transform your rooms from winter to spring in the blink of an eye. When shopping local you will discover that these intelligent purchases will also lead to a friendly conversation with shop owners and staff who will happily share more spring décor tips for your decorating pleasure.
Paint a Room
When getting ready to sell and stage a home we always recommend a fresh coat of paint in a light color. Painting a room is also an excellent way to invigorate your living spaces for the new season. Light colors will make rooms feel more spacious, warm, and inviting. Choosing a pastel color will also bring a free and youthful feeling to the room (when tastefully chosen).
Phaidra McDermott is a lifetime resident of Sanibel Island and knows the current real estate market like no one else. If you’re looking to buy or sell a home on Sanibel Island, contact Phaidra McDermott today!