Spring is in the air. The sun is out. The flowers are in bloom. The trees are teeming with new life. Birds are chirping in the air. The cool breeze in the warm air tells us all that a new season is coming. It’s a great time to be alive.
As almost everyone is excited and anticipating what the new season brings, people are starting to prepare their homes to match the new life that the season represents. Perhaps one of your neighbors is having a much-needed kitchen countertop replacement project this week. Or maybe one of your friends is gonna have a yard sale this weekend after they finish their spring cleaning. What are you doing in your home to prepare it for springtime?
Prepping your house for spring and breathing new life into it doesn’t need to be expensive or fancy. Here are some simple ways to liven up your place:
1. Dress up your windows
To give your living or dining room an instantly fresh new look, simply replace your curtains. If you want to go bigger, window treatments yield dramatic results yet are easy to install.
2. Decorate with flowers
What better way to welcome springtime in your home than to bring in some fresh flowers from the garden. You can even have a few potted plants in strategic spots to add life to your indoor spaces.
3. Area rugs can be quite charming
Area rugs are an underrated weapon in a decorator’s arsenal. It can easily transform a room dramatically. Give your home an Oriental or Mediterranean vibe with the right rug. Or bring contrast to a dark room with a lighter-colored rug.
4. Clean up and organize the fireplace
Just because winter is done doesn’t mean that you should start neglecting your fireplace. Keep it tidy and organized. Give it a really good cleaning for springtime and decorate it according to your style and preference.
5. Update your lighting
If you’re looking for some dramatic changes around the house, lighting is one of the best ways to give your home an updated look. Install strip lighting. Get a new lamp for your living room or home office. Use lighting to highlight certain features of your room. There are plenty of great lighting suggestions online.
6. Install additional shelves
Shelves are a very practical way of updating and organizing your home. Give your pictures, vases, collectibles, and other trinkets time to shine by putting them on display on shelves. They’re not just great for showcasing items but additional shelving units in the basement, garage, attic, or closet will multiply your storage space.
7. Paint! Paint! Paint!
Perhaps the easiest way to give your home a new look is to redo the paint job. Many homeowners use spring cleaning to give their homes a much-needed paint job. You can give your house a fresh new coat of the same colors or use an entirely different palette.
8. Use fabric to add texture and character to your home
Never underestimate the power of fabric. They add texture and character to any space. From pillowcases to table runners to bedsheets, fabric and textile can change the way your room looks and feels.
9. Experiment with themes
If you’ve had the same style and theme going for you for the longest time, consider changing it to give your home a makeover. Look for a completely different yet trendy approach to interior decorating and try to adapt its elements into your home.
10. Transform dull and drab walls
A lot can be done with boring walls. You can give it a new paint job, add a console table, use it as an accent wall, or create a wall gallery among other things.
11. Give your hardware a much-needed update
Doing something simple such as replacing your faucet, handles on drawers and cabinets, hinges, and doorknobs can give your home an instant updated look. They don’t cost much and are very easy to install.
12. Install mirrors
Mirrors aren’t just good as vanity pieces. For centuries, they have been used as aesthetic and decorative items. A lot of designers use large mirrors in small spaces to give the room a larger appearance. They also help reduce energy consumption because they help light up a room by reflecting outdoor light and distributing it indoors.
13. Rearrange your furniture and appliances
If you’re on a tight budget and can’t afford to spend money on your interiors, try moving things around at home. By rearranging some furniture and appliances, you can easily give your home a new look.
Do you have other practical and creative ideas on how to freshen up your home and make it come to life during springtime? Share them with your friends and colleagues so they can benefit as well.