10 Ways to Freshen Up Your Home for Spring
After a long winter and the fast approach of warmer temperatures, it’s time to spruce up not just your wardrobe but your home as well. While fur, plaid, and branches are lovely accents for winter, this time of year we’re more interested in incorporating green plants, breezy drapery, and lightweight linens into our décor. Just like a new spring dress will do wonders for your personal style (and your mood!), the below ideas will transform your home into a cheery, bright space perfectly suited for this season of growth and fresh starts.
Enliven an empty corner or sad console with a new plant. Thanks to the many unique options for urns and plant stands, incorporating a new plant will bring sculptural appeal, a shot of greenery, and a sense of height to your space.
Show your door and window casings, along with your crown molding and baseboards some love and give them a fresh coat of paint with a gloss finish. They will look brighter, smoother, and newer, making your wall color pop.
Now that we’re past the chill of winter, it’s time to toss the fur and wool blankets and opt for a soft alpaca or breezy linen alternative. Look for a bright color or unique pattern to further upgrade your décor, or keep it simple with a soft solid for a more classic look.
Streamline the styling of your vignettes and mantles for a clean, clutter-free look that feels easy and fresh. A few choice personal items and an organic piece like a plant or mineral will still project a layered and collected vibe, without any additional items that can end up feeling too crowded.
Prepare for warmer temps by switching your duvet for a lightweight blanket or bed cover in a bright color or intriguing pattern. We love experimenting with more unique patterns and colors for bedcovers, which tend to be less expensive and easier to change than other bulkier bedding options.
Rid your home and mind of excess clutter and finally tackle organizing your closets. From a bedroom closet full of dated clothing to your overflowing pantry or linen cupboard, taking time to go through what you have will feel like a major home accomplishment even if you are the only one who sees it.
Add life to your hallways and rooms by giving your doors a fresh coat of paint in a saturated color. No need to save this look for your exterior front door; a bright hue is an unexpected and artistic way to add personality to your design.
Switch out the runner in your hallway or area rug in your entry for a fresh, happy alternative. After a long winter of poor weather and lots of use, a new rug will bring a clean, fresh look to your space.
If you're looking for a serene setting for spring, consider layering white in your spaces with furniture, rugs, window treatments, and soft accessories like pillows and throws. A white space feels calm and orderly, not to mention airy and light.
Replace tired pendants and ceiling fixtures with affordable, on-trend options for a sleek, new look. Kitchen and bathroom pendants and dining fixtures and sconces are generally easy to swap and will transform the look of your entire space.