As the daylight hours stretch past 4:30 in the afternoon and the weather starts to warm, you know that spring is almost here. It’s hard not to feel optimistic about what’s to come. You may have the strong urge to shake off the last of the winter blues by decluttering and freshening up your space. Thankfully you don’t need to break the bank to breathe new life into your home. Here are some easy ways to spruce up your home for spring.
Open the windows
Need an instant refresh? Open the windows and invite some fresh air into each room of your home. Open windows encourage the air circulation needed to move the stale and stagnant air out of your home and replace it with fresh air. Even leaving the windows open for just an hour can make a difference.
Freshen up your outdoor spaces
Whether it’s your front porch, patio, or deck, give your outdoor spaces a reset. Give your outdoor furniture a good cleaning and update the cushions and other textiles. A power washer can make short work out of cleaning the furniture and exterior flooring. At your front door, you can put down a new welcome mat and add a few new décor pieces
If you’ve been feeling a little ambivalent about your living spaces, try rearranging the furniture. Changing up the furniture layout can give you a new perspective on your current pieces and even the room. You can even swap out furniture from other rooms in your home to give your space a new feel without spending a dime. Rearranging your furniture can also improve the functionality of your space.
Update linens and textiles
Need an easy win that makes a large impact? Update the linens and textiles in your home. Swapping out throw pillows and blankets for seasonal versions is a great way to make a space feel new with minimal effort.
Winter is all about heavy and cozy linens but you don’t need the same level of warmth during the spring. As the season changes, also rotate your linens to lighter fabrics. Think cool, crisp cotton sheets in place of flannel.
Decorate with fresh flowers or new plants
Nothing says spring more than flowers and plants. Flowers and plants can boost your mood, productivity, and help you relax. If you’ve lost a few plants over the winter season, use this season as your excuse to introduce a new plant into your home. And don’t be too hard on yourself; it can be difficult to keep plants alive over the winter months.
It doesn’t take much to make a big impact on your home. These simple changes and updates can help you fully embrace the energy of this new season. Check out our Media Gallery for some design inspiration for your new home.
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