Spring is fast approaching, and that means many are going to whip out the cleaning supplies, get organizing, and declutter their home as much as possible. Along with that typically comes brightening things up a little, adding floral or pastel touches here and there, and letting the fresh air in after the windows were closed all winter. Transitioning the home from winter to spring can seem a bit overwhelming, but the good news is that coming up with a plan to spring up the home is a relatively easy process. The following are some hassle-free tips that are simple enough to get done in a day if you so desire.
Bring in Flowers and Plants
Putting flowers and plants throughout your home is one of the best ways to add a little spring to your space, and using faux options, in some cases, could be advantageous as well. Keep in mind, however, that if you opt for using the real deal and you have children or pets in the home, you have to be careful which options you go with as some flowers and plants could be poisonous.
Put Away Anything with a Heavy Look or Feel
If there is anything around your home that you think feels or looks a little too heavy for spring, such as thick crocheted blankets, then consider gathering them up and putting them away. If storage space is a concern for items like pillows or blankets, compression bags can be useful for keeping everything clean and protected in a minimal amount of space.
Switch up Soft Furnishings
Changing up many soft furnishings, such as towels, pillowcases, tablecloths, and sheets, can help add a huge amount of spring style to every room. For example, you can switch to crisp, cool sheets, put out a floral tablecloth, and hang pastel towels. Those who are skilled with sewing could even consider buying fabric and making complementary pieces that could help tie the rooms together.
Hang a Spring Wreath on the Door
Hanging a spring wreath on your front door is a beautiful way to put the finishing touch on your spring decor. It can serve as a special greeting to those who come to your home, and it’s going to be a welcome sight for you to see at the end of a long day. There are wreaths that come already completed, of course, but you could also go the DIY route and make a spring wreath yourself.
Incorporate Spring Scents
From florals to fresh cut grass, the scents that come with spring are some of the best aspects of the season. Other than opening a window, additional options for making your home smell of spring include lighting candles, using sachets, displaying fragrant flowers, using sprays, and putting out diffusers. Which one to go with is all about personal preference as well as what’s best for your home.
Decorate with Fruit
Since it’s best not to constantly store certain spring fruits in the fridge, make the most of their appearance by incorporating them into your spring decor. While they’re temporarily being kept at room temperature, display them on the counter in decorative bowls or in clear jars where they can add a little vibrant color to a space. They’re also conveniently right within reach whenever you want to eat them.
Create a Window Seating Area
During spring, the birds are flying around, butterflies make an appearance, and the flowers are in bloom, so take advantage of the gorgeous views by creating a seating area in front of a window. You could set up a single chair and a small table, a storage bench, or an armchair so you can comfortably have a good view right from your home.
Keep in mind that decorating for spring doesn’t have to be done all at once, although it is possible. You could gradually add items, such as gorgeous blooms from your yard, as you come across them. Before long, your home will be a spring oasis that features many of your favorite parts of the season.