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OmahaHome Entryway: Sandy's Editor's Letter

Apr 20, 2020 10:39AM ● By Sandy Matson

This year, spring fever has a whole new meaning. Most of us have spent weeks stuck at home, trying to remain optimistic amidst the coronavirus pandemic.

It’s thought that a person’s physical environment has a direct impact on their well-being. And as of late, it’s become imperative that one’s house be their haven. A home should lift your mood, deliver instant gratification, and help rejuvenate you, physically and mentally. 

One simple way to reenergize your home is to make a few decor adjustments. Small things like repositioning a table or refreshing your mantel are perfect ways to bring new life to a focal point in the room. Changing out pillows and throws to reflect the warmer weather can be like switching out wardrobes in spring and fall. 

Another way to bring spring into your surroundings is with nature. Incorporating tropical plants or floral print artwork will instantly bring warmth into your home. Joy O’Conner, this issue’s maker, creates earthen products that add a natural element to any space. Patrick McGee offers another option in the garden with tips for companion planting in his harvest piece. 

This issue also includes home styles ranging from farmhouse chic to rustic Bohemian to midcentury modern featuring high-tech elements that are sure to inspire you.

We at OmahaHome so appreciate our advertisers, as well as all those homeowners and designers who’ve allowed us to share their wonderful home décor and remodeling stories. And to our readers, thank you for allowing us into your homes each issue. Omaha is such an amazing community!

On a positive endnote—days are longer, flowers are blooming, and trees are sprouting leaves again. There is such beauty all around us! Let’s hope our gratitude is renewed as well.  

This article was printed in the May 2020 edition of OmahaHome. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.