Wash away the winter blues and get your home warm-weather ready. Here are a few tips to spruce up your home for the spring season.
Perform a Paint Facelift
Applying fresh paint is certainly one of the easiest ways to spruce up a home. Spring is a time of newness, so opt for bright, vibrant colors as well as pastels. Let Mother Nature guide your color choices. Neutrals make a great foundation allowing for splashes of colors such as aqua blue and crisp green. In addition to the walls, try giving your front door a makeover as well. A fresh coat of paint on the door will increase the curb appeal and brighten up the entry. You’ll be amazed at how much impact a small amount of fresh paint around the house can make.
Bring in Lighter Fabrics and Furniture
There’s no better time than now to update that worn-out sofa or chair. If reupholstering is out of the budget, consider a slipcover in a lighter color. You could even bring in some outdoor furniture to mix it up. If you have heavy wool rugs throughout the home, swap them out for something lighter–or nothing at all. Replace bulky window treatments and bedding with something lighter and airy. Simply eliminating heavy textiles from your home will make your home feel brighter and spring-ready.
Change Up the Decor
After a long winter, many homeowners are tired of the decor on their walls and tables. Spring is the perfect time of year to give your home a fresh new look. Hang mirrors or art that reflects the season. Bring in more potted plants and flowers or display fresh fruit in bowls. Fresh soy-based candles or diffusers filled with essential oils will help breathe new life into your home.
Clean it Up!
Nothing says spring like a spring cleaning. Give everything a good scrub, dusting and wash to freshen things up. Clean out cabinets and purge items you don’t need or want anymore. Removing clutter and giving things a good clean can easily get your home in shape for the warmer months ahead.