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5 Ways To Refresh Your Space For Spring
With springtime comes a sense of renewal, and a desire to clean, organize and start anew. There’s nothing quite like breathing fresh air and sunshine with beautiful colors and textures all around you, both in nature and the home.
Get your creative gears turning, and whip your home into shape for spring. You’ll be surprised how a few simple changes can give you a whole new outlook.
1. Embrace natural light
Create the feel of windows with large mirrors. Photo via Laurel & Wolf.
With warmer days comes more sun, so open those blinds and bask in all the beautiful natural light. Instead of flipping on your lights in the morning, pull back the curtains and let sunshine light the way. The simple act of opening your windows will instantly lift your mood. You’ll also save more on your electric bill.
Don’t have many windows? Fake it by using large mirrors to reflect light and brighten up your room. Bonus: mirrors also give the illusion of a bigger space, making your home feel brighter, larger and clearer.
2. Give your furniture a clean slate
All-white furniture creates a spring vibe in a living room. Photo via Laurel & Wolf.
Spring is the perfect time to break out all of your lighter and cooler clothes — and this also goes for furniture. A white, beige or light gray couch is the perfect landing spot for house guests.
Light neutral chairs set the tone, reflect light and keep you from getting too warm. If desired, you can keep these pieces out year-round to invoke springtime memories and stave off wintertime blues when skies are gray. If you don’t want to commit to white furniture, invest in slipcovers that you can use seasonally and remove once colder temperatures return.
3. Let nature be your guide
Wickers and wovens are materials that work through spring and well into summer. Photo via Laurel & Wolf.
Nature comes back to life in the spring, and so should your home. Bring in lightweight natural materials — think wicker, woven baskets, light wood grain and cotton curtains. Keep it airy and light, leaning on nature to inspire you.
Switch out heavy blankets for summery picnic throws, and pack away heavy, dark decor items in favor of woven baskets paired with colorful or nature-inspired accessories. By adding earthy materials to your home, you invoke nature inside and out for a fresh and renewed feel.
4. Pack some punch with pops of color
Have fun with pops of spring brights. Photo via hayneedle.com.
Spring is the perfect time to ditch all those moody blacks and grays of winter, and trade them in for something a bit cheerier. Oranges, pinks, yellows, purples, blues and greens are all colors that recall spring and sunshine. Pick your favorite hue from the rainbow and run with it. Try a few peachy throw pillows, springy green candles or periwinkle decorative bowls.
Step out of your comfort zone and try a bold statement, or keep it cool with subtle hints of something you know you love. You’ll be surprised how much your mood lifts when you’re surrounded by a sea of pretty shades.
5. Go green and breathe deep
No backyard? No worries! Bring the outdoors in this spring with greenery. Photo via hayneedle.com.
Adding potted plants, bouquets of flowers and herb gardens to your home is a great way to bring the outdoors in. Not only do they provide beautiful focal points and improve your mood, they also give off little hits of oxygen — so breathe deep.
Hit up your local farmer’s market for pretty blooms on the cheap, or grow herbs in windowsill pots. And for all those black thumbs out there, faux plants will still give off a fresh green look, but without all the hassle and maintenance.
Whether you’re looking to freshen up a couple of rooms in your house or overhaul your whole space, there are easy steps you can take to get your home spring-ready. Give yourself a new outlook and a fresh perspective by taking the time to rejuvenate your space and your mindset.
From mixing up colors to looking to nature for inspiration, you can completely transform your home into a sunny, light and airy space that will be inviting to all.
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