Monday, April 4, 2011

A Dozen Ways to Spruce Up for Spring

It’s that time of year again - time to clear away the winter weariness and leap into spring!  Spring cleaning and organizing is so much better when you have some  great pieces to help you get organized for the season ahead. So here are a dozen of our favorite space-saving, clutter-clearing picks that you can find right now at Vintage Home. 

#1 - We love the size and natural wood finish of this large 4-door cupboard; it can add the perfect amount of rustic charm to your kitchen or casual dining area. It has tons of cabinet space to store your extra dishes and serving pieces, but we also think this piece would make an awesome pantry!

#2 - A large rattan basket is the perfect place to stow away your winter blankets or hide your kids’ toy collection. Not sure where to put this piece? Consider using it as a coffee table - it’s the perfect shape and size!

A small stack of stuffed suitcases makes a
unique side table or coffee table base. Use a tall
stack of antique luggage to fill an odd nook or
empty corner to create drama and interest.
#3 - Vintage suitcases may not be the best travel companions anymore, but they are the perfect in-home storage solution for photos, old tax-returns (yes, it’s that time again, too!) and, of course, your winter woolies.

#4 - This rustic farmhouse chic cupboard is one of our favorites because it's so incredibly versatile. It has its original red barnwood paint, iron castors, side handles, and a chicken wire back. This little guy would easily lend itself to a media center in your family room or provide extra storage in almost any room in the house. We also love the idea of using this piece as a bar on your back porch for all your summer cookouts. The possibilities are endless!

#5 - Copper pots, boilers, and baskets, too, are a simple yet chic way to stack everything from magazines to firewood. It doesn't get much easier than that!

#6 - This chippy white cupboard would make a great addition to a family room, hallway or kitchen. We love it because it offers shelves behind a glass door to display the things you want to show and a cabinet to hide the things you don’t! 

#7 - Extra seating is great, but extra seating with storage is even better!  This white storage bench has three large cubbies that you can use to stack books and dvds or display photos and pottery. Better yet - add some baskets to make the most of the additional storage space.

We love the Swedish blue gray that is such a wonderful neutral, and very popular in interior design today.

#8 - This French-style china cabinet could add the right amount of elegance and charm to your dining room or eat-in-kitchen. It features lots of drawers and shelves to stock all your extra flatware and china.

#9 This large, antique wicker linen chest is a great way to store extra sheets and blankets - perhaps at the foot of the bed. The richness of the natural wicker will also add texture and interest to your room.

#10 - Need extra closet space? No problem! This snappy blue armoire will give the instant storage you need - not to mention a punch of color! Would also be great for holding a large flat screen tv!  Wouldn't this be a fun piece to have at your beach house this summer? We love that idea!

#11 - Speaking of beach houses...grab one of these colorful pails on your way to the shore. They are a fun way to contain the clutter that collects by the front door. We have one for flip flops, one for toys, and another for the dog's toys. So fun and practical, too!

#12  - We're making this too easy! Stop by the shop this week to see these and a dozen more storage solutions that will make your spring organizing a success! We hope to see you soon!

1 comment:

  1. Sorry for the quirky formatting this week! It's a learning process.... :-)