You might live in a box, but that doesn’t mean you can’t think outside of it.
With these tips on decor from Sixx Design’s Robert and Cortney Novogratz, you’ll be living large in no time.
White walls are your canvas, let art and furniture provide the color. Frame pictures and posters in Plexiglas. Stock up on retro lighting, chairs, and one-of-a-kind mirrors at Soho Treasures (123 Mercer Street; 212-966-4390).
Keep It Simple
Kids need a crib or bed and a desk — that’s it. Buy them at Ikea, but customize with vintage blankets, pillows, and baskets from the Brooklyn Flea (Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School, Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn).
Clear the Clutter
Stock up on The Container Store’s (629 Sixth Avenue; 212-366-4200) Elfa drawers to keep everything from sweaters to art supplies in order. Limit the number of toys and put storage bins at child level so he can play and put away.
Go for floor models when buying couches and other furniture. (The DWR Annex offers up to 75 percent off.) Choose pieces with removable, washable covers to make those inevitable spills less of a problem and so you can replace inexpensively when the time comes.
Talk about good cents.
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Tribeca Family Festival
What: Kids fly kites, visit a bubble garden, dance to music by Hot Peas ’N Butter, and sample Tribeca’s tastiest treats.
Why: The fairest street fair of them all.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Greenwich St., b/t Hubert & Chambers Sts.
The Suzi Shelton Band
What: The goddess of kid rock sings tunes from her latest release, No Ordinary Day.
Why: It’s time to face the music.
When: Sun., 2 p.m.
Where: The Bell House, 149 7th St., b/t Second & Third Aves., Gowanus. Tickets online at ticketweb.com.
Sakura Matsuri: Cherry Blossom Festival
What: Traditional Japanese drumming, doll-making, samurai sword performances, and beautiful blooms await.
Why: Have a spring fling.
When: Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 900 Washington Ave., Prospect Heights (718-623-7200).