Are you a little bit preppy? It’s okay to admit it. We love the cute fashion style in home decor, accessories, and clothing that comes along with this style and we know a lot of you love it too. After all, that is kind of what we are about at The Pink Monogram. With spring here, refreshing our home decor is always nice to do so here are a few tips to get you in the spring decorating mode, preppy style!
Tip #1 – A staple in preppy home décor is the tartan plaid print. It is used in a lot of bedding, bath linens, toss pillows, table cloths, window toppers, dresser scarves, throw rugs, etc. Lighten up for spring and go with your tartan plaid print but in springtime colors like pink, yellow, lime green and orange. Think citrus colors in regards to your plaid prints.
Tip #2 – Another staple in preppy home décor is the checks and polka dot prints. Just like tartan plaids, you need to lighten up on your colors for spring. You can mix and match your prints just as long as you stay within the same color family or use completely contrasting colors like chocolate brown mixed with baby pink or baby blue which is a popular trend with preppy home owners today. Don’t forget to add a monogram to really take it over the top!
Tip #3 – For a lovely feminine touch, add splashes of pink…you can go with pink solids or mix in some fun pink and white gingham’s. For the ultimate look, look for linens that have rick-rack trim or fun printed ribbons used as trim or accents.
Tip #4 – Think outside the box! If you can’t find the right colored linens for your decorating projects, purchase white or neutral colors and dye them at home! Many think home dying is a difficult process which is a myth! With today’s home dyes, you can quickly dye any fabric in the blink of an eye.
Tip #5 – When adding Spring touches to each of your home’s rooms, make sure you carry those colors over into several areas of the room. If you add some spring colored toss pillows to your sofa, add another to a chair on the other side of the room. Don’t cluster just your spring colors in one little area, tie the room together by sprinkling them around the room.