Leah’s Top 3 Things Seniors Can Do To Refresh Their Homes for Spring

Springtime is upon us and, while it may feel a little quieter around the house these days, here are three easy things that our Interior Designer, Leah Ogden, says you can do to boost your spirits and give your home a fresh look!

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“Trading Places”

Nothing says spring like bright colors. While it might be difficult get your dining room repainted, a new accent pillow, throw, or table runner can really freshen up your space with minimal effort. Even moving items around your house can make a space feel different. I bet you didn’t think your guest room pillows would work on your living room sofa, did you?! If you’re in the mood to shop online for something new, most retailers are having sales on tons of items, so take advantage before stock runs out!

Flower Power

Whether you have a garden in your backyard to pick from or not, a vase of fresh cut flowers on your dining table or kitchen counter instantly enlivens your senses and brings a nice pop of color into your space. Tulips are a personal favorite and come in many different hues!

If flowers aren’t your thing, fresh greens can work just as well. For example, Whole Foods Market sells many different varieties of mixed filler greens and they tend to be easier on your wallet than most flower arrangements. My favorite green variety is fresh eucalyptus as it gives off a clean and fresh scent —plus it can last for weeks, especially if you let it air dry! For any type of flower or green, please remember to cut the ends off and change the water every few days to perk up those buds!

Family Photos

Due to social distancing, many of us are not able to physically visit with family members and are spending more time inside our homes. If you’re like me, you have loads of picture frames sprinkled around every room. Try doing a spring refresh with those old photos and swap for newer ones or take a trip down memory lane with MUCH older photos! A new frame or two can make all the difference in helping your space feel different.

Another option is to purchase a digital frame (The Aura Digital Frame is my personal favorite) where family members can upload photos directly to your frame, helping you to digitally connect while we are still apart!

Leah Ogden, Interior Designer

Leah Ogden is an interior designer based in Milwaukee, WI. Her experience lies in the residential, hospitality and commercial markets of New York City and the Chicago/Milwaukee region. She works closely alongside architects, designers, contractors and of course — clients. Through these relationships Leah has learned to value collaboration as a key to successful design.

Leah is available to help you design your space in any capacity. Contact her at for more information.