Every year, spring is ushered in with much excitement as it comes with pleasant temperatures and more hours of daylight. During the month of spring, the environment becomes colorful as plants and grass become green, flowers blossom, and trees begin producing fruits.
As the environment blossoms, many homeowners also spruce up their interior décor to match the tone set by the onset of spring. If you’re thinking of updating your home for spring, read on to find easy yet effective tips.
1. Keep It Simple
Refreshing your home’s interior décor for spring is different from renovating. It does not require significant or over the top changes. The key is to make minor adjustments that will echo the spring mood. For instance, replace heavy cable knit blankets with those made of lighter fabrics such as linen or cotton. Use colorful replacement blankets to liven up the bedrooms.
For the living room, you can do the same with throw pillows. A good way to ensure your home’s décor is always season-appropriate is to have a wardrobe for storing beddings and pillows for all the seasons.
2. Rearrange Furniture
There’s arguably no better time to have guests over than spring. During this season the weather is conducive, and everything is lively. Hence, it is important that your home is welcoming and accommodating during this period. In this regard, furniture placement plays a crucial role. Other than adding to the aesthetics, how the furniture is arranged affects how welcoming a room is.
Suppose you prefer entertaining guests in your living room. Ensure that the entrance to the main couches where you would prefer guests to sit is open and without obstacles. The furniture should also be angled in a manner that encourages continuous dialogue.
3. Add Freshness in the House
As the world around you comes to life as plants and flowers blossom, there’s no reason the same can’t happen in your house. Add a few green spring-friendly plants to create an outdoorsy vibe. If you’re one who enjoys decorating with vibrant colors, you can add a few bouquets of flowers. Fresh flowers can be used to decorate any room in the house and bring a relaxing ambiance.
4. Paint the Room
If you want to make significant changes to the setting, there’s no easy and effective method like painting. With a new coat of paint, you can give any room a new lease of life. For spring painting, go for bright, alluring colors. All you will need to do is spare a weekend for painting, and your room will be as good as new.
5. Do Some Spring Cleaning and Maintenance
Compared to fall and winter, spring has brighter and longer days. As such, any areas of your house that have been neglected or require some improvement will be easier to spot. Assess your home and compound to identify which areas need attention. Some of the common places that require some attention include cracked sidewalks, leaf-filled gutters, and flower beds.
Inside the house, begin your spring cleaning with baseboards, windows, walls, carpets, and tiles. These tasks may seem overwhelming, but once you’re done, you’ll enjoy spring more.
6. Get Organized
Other than dirt, clutter is the worst enemy to interior décor. Any item that is not part of the design obstructs the view and dilutes the beauty of the design. Therefore, it’s important to ensure that each room is clutter-free.
To help you with this, invest in a chest of drawers where things can be stored and retrieved when needed.
7. Soak the House in Some Natural Light
Once you’re done with spring cleaning and everything is on point, all that’s left is letting natural light through. Open the shades and pull back the drapes and allow sunlight in. Natural light will accentuate the beauty of the flowers, colorful pillows, and other spring décor elements.
8. Replace Old Rugs
When it comes to home décor, rugs often do not make the list of priority items but are essential nonetheless. Over time, carpets begin to fade and lose their aesthetic appeal. Replacing old rugs with more colorful ones is one of the easiest and most effective ways of readying your house for spring.
Updating your house for spring does not require wholesale changes, nor does it need to be costly. Begin with basics such as thorough spring cleaning and repair as well as rearranging furniture. From there, all you need is some creativity and desire to test out different ideas.