Spring is just around the corner and we hope that you are gearing up to refresh your home with fresh spring ideas. Spring is like a harbinger of new ideas, excitement and color. Squeeze out some fresh lemonade and put the last of the dreary winter days behind you.
Here are five easy ways to welcome spring into your home:
Say it with Flowers:
It is tried and tested. Nothing screams spring better than fresh blooms. Flowers will add a sense of life in your home. Pick some spring favorites like lilies, tulips and petunias. Display them in translucent glass vases that give a feeling of fluidity and water. Designer and lifestyle guru Kelly Wearstler says:
“I like to select flowers that are in season to provide a sense of living in the moment. Display is everything. Big bundles of matching stems are pure, simple and perfectly timeless”.
Replace heavy upholstery:
We often tend to hang heavy drapes in velvet or damask fabrics to keep out the chill. These tend to block a lot of natural light coming into the home. Now that the days are longer, replace your heavy fabrics with lightweight sheer ones in cotton and linen fabrics. Cotton and linen are natural fabrics that help in adding a cooling effect, besides letting natural light filter in. Take the time to clean out your windows and then open them up for some fresh spring breeze.
Add pops of color:
The easiest way to brighten up your home for spring is to add pops of color. Rather than painting your walls with a fresh coat of paint, hang a piece of art that catches the eye. Decorative accessories like pillows and throws will add pops of color without much trouble. Choose colors that stand out like light orange, lemony yellow and mint. Dining tables are often ignored in our day to day lives. Try replacing your usual napkins and placemats with brightly colored ones to cheer up meal times.
Spruce up your front door:
Let the world know how happy you are to welcome the new season. Do this by creating an inviting atmosphere in your entryway. If you have a fence, give it a fresh coat of white paint. Power wash your driveway and rake the leaves. Place some flowering plants in pots outside your main door. Make use of hanging baskets to cheer up the entryway. Create a spring wreath and hang it on your main door. Finally, replace your doormat with a cheerful new one.
Get your outdoor space ready:
Are you looking forward to lazy summer days basking in the glorious sun, sipping lemonade and reading your favorite thriller? Then now is the time to freshen up your outdoor space and get it ready for spring and summer. If you have a deck or a patio, spend time examining any repairs or replacements required. Wash your outdoor umbrella and install it. Clean up the barbeque or your outdoor kitchen and prep it up for summer parties. Add a variety of lighting to your patio or deck to create a dreamy and whimsical effect. Use lanterns, fairy lights, candles and fire pits.
Place fresh flowers in translucent vases to welcome spring.
Interesting floral centerpieces will brighten up your dining table.
Replace your heavy drapes with sheer cotton ones in bright colors.
Open up the windows for some fresh air and natural light.
A bright wall art will instantly add freshness to your room.
Brightly colored pillows are ideal for bringing in pops of spring color.
Clean up your entryway and add plants to make it more inviting.
Landscape your home with colorful flowers and hanging baskets.
Create a dreamy effect in your outdoor space with a variety of lights.