Spring is the season when nature puts on a brand new coat made of flowers, sun, and greenery. This is the perfect time to freshen up your home and help it keep up with the changes. And that’s especially important now when we’re spending a lot more time inside due to the pandemic.
There are many ways – both simple and elaborate, affordable and expensive – to spruce up your living space in the next few months. They’ll help you bring this joyful season into your interiors. So, without further ado, here are some of the best tips for refreshing your home this spring.
Spring cleaning is a tradition in many families for decades now, and for a good reason. Springtime brings wonderful weather and a drive for new beginnings. Here are some things to do in your home first:
- Declutter – donate or sell things you don’t need to allow more breathing space into your home.
- Clean your carpets and give your floors a good scrub.
- Clean your windows.
- Thoroughly clean your furniture and shelves.
A New Coat of Paint
Because of the mild temperatures, spring is the perfect time to paint both the exterior and the interior of your home. It’s also the period when you can ensure a good price from the painters. By the end of the summer, most of the good painters are already booked, and the prices can only go up.
As for the style decisions, spring calls for neutral and light shades. You can also spice things up with Pantone’s combination of colors of the year – Ultimate Gray and Illuminating yellow.
The aesthetic of a home is very important, but its most important feature is comfort. Start with your bed – the place where you don’t want to make any compromises when it comes to comfort.
If you’ve owned the same mattress for longer than a decade, it’s probably time to change it. Of course, if you decide on buying, you should look for a great mattress that provides enough support and fits your sleeping habits. Furthermore, you can get new pillows, cushions, and bedsheets. Improve the coziness in the living room with throw pillows, blankets, and area rugs.
A Dash of Color
Mother Nature puts on an outfit of flowers, greenery, and bright color in this period, so your home should do the same. A few touches of color and pattern against a neutral backdrop will add liveliness and energy.
You can start with Pantone’s Illuminating yellow to mimic the presence of the sun, but you can also include bright shades and pastel tones. Floral patterns and greenery motifs are also very welcome. You can introduce these elements through throw pillows, wallpaper, picture frames, lamps, vases, and other accessories.
This is the time to get rid of heavy winter fabrics, which burden the home. Store away the wintery items and start using lighter materials. This includes throw blankets, knitted items, velvets, and furs. Springtime options are silk, cotton, and linens. Make sure you remove heavy drapery from your windows and allow the sun inside with sheer curtains. You can also leave the windows bare.
Rearrange the Furniture
Here’s a way to update your home that costs nothing at all. All you need is a pair of strong hands and a vision. Keep in mind that your primary goal should be to have as much floor space as possible. When moving the furniture around, don’t do it randomly. Have a focal point towards which you will direct all of the items.
Bring the Outdoors in
A simple, affordable, and marvelous way to enrich your home with the spirit of spring is by introducing plants. There is room for greenery in every room. Treat your bedroom with peace lily, your living room with fresh eucalyptus or snake plant, the entryway with macho fern or rubber plant, and your bathroom with succulents. Also, you can add some fresh blooms to your nightstands as well as the tables in the living and dining room.
Finish up with Spring Details
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Finally, follow the same philosophy to accessorize the space. You can use spring-inspired artwork in light-colored frames, pastel plant pots, travel souvenirs, vases, photographs, and even books with bright covers.
Spring is already here, so don’t wait a day longer to invite it into your home. Use these tips as inspiration, and find your own angle in the process.
Article submitted by Hannah Thomas