Today is the first day of Spring! But in New England it is still cold. But that did not stop me from starting to think about spring cleaning and spring storage. Every year at this time I start to think about changing over the kids bedroom – lighter sheets and comforters, etc. (ok, maybe we will wait a week or two to change over the flannels). Bringing out some fun spring decor and adding in functional storage solutions can change the whole look of the room. Do you ever notice how sometimes the children’s bedrooms can easily become messy? I like storage options that are small, fit in with the decor and provide a nice balance. I always like the options at Wayfair which has great storage items for the home (and everything else you could possibly need for your home). Strategically placed at the end of a bed like in the photo below, this storage bench from Wayfair is a nice solution to keep clutter at bay. It comes with the bins so all the little items your kids gather has a place. Another option that looks great is the tufted storage ottoman (and it also provides a seating area). Check out Wayfair.com for more home decor options and a great resource for spring storage and spring home makeover ideas!
Christmas is coming so fast this year. How many of you had your decorations up by Thanksgiving? (I know all the retail stores did!) Each year we get a real tree but I really want an artificial one – one that I can decorate, cover and put away in the basement until next Christmas! It does take a while to decorate your home for the holidays. I have to admit I did start before Thanksgiving so that decorating the tree would not take so long. I think I am going to take steps each year to slowly decorate the whole house so it does not seem like such a chore! This year I did the decorating all by myself with a little help from the elves (my two kids). If you are looking for decorating help this season or are looking for help with your holiday party or staging call Gretchen at The Fancy Kind!
It always helps to have extra hands (and a good eye) when it comes to decorating, staging and party planning! Here are a few photos of my decorating skills!