Waking up to bird song at 5:30am, warm sunlight streaming through the windows. Washing hanging on the line and all the windows opened. Lighter evenings and blossom on the trees. Spring has undoubtedly sprung and you may find that with it you’re ready to freshen up your home. It is the time for change after all.
And I’ve got some quick tips to help you do just that.
Painting a room can be a cost effective and quick way to completely change the look and feel of a room. If you’re happy with the colour and design of the room then a fresh coat of paint will give you a mental boost. Just knowing that is fresh and clean. And if you’re not up for painting a whole room, then why not consider painting and updating some furniture instead. Stick to light and airy tones for a fresh spring feel.
Add a little colour
Whether you prefer muted or bright tones, there’s a way you can introduce a little or a lot of colour into your home. Accessories are a great way to start. Vases, bowls, candles, flowers and artwork can all add subtle hints of colour without overwhelming your senses and add a fresh Spring feel. Take inspiration from nature to introduce a new colour pallet into your home. Be inspired by fresh green florals and candy floss pink skies. Blossom from the trees. Bluebells and tulips.
The quickest way to transform the feeling of a room. Why not invest in some seasonal cushions and throws for a quick update with the seasons? A little like having a Summer/Winter wardrobe you can introduce new colours and fabrics with the seasons. Light and bright tones and fabrics for Spring/Summer. Cottons and linen. Or deliciously dark and heavy tones and textures for Autumn/Winter. Velvets, wool and weaved fabrics. What’s easier than switching up your cushions.
There’s more to greenery than adding an injection of colour and style to your home. Did you know that bringing greenery indoors can reduce your stress levels and boost your mood. There’s a reason we all go for walks to clear our mind and relax, why we find happiness in the great outdoors. So add fresh flowers to your tables, introduce potted plants to corners or some herbs to your garden window for not only an injection of Spring vibes but also for that feel good factor.
Declutter and Spring clean
Do you ever feel a weight lift when you throw something away or give to charity. When you’ve finally gotten round to tackling the closet that’s overflowing and unorganised. Feel more relaxed when the house has had a deep clean.
Letting go of physical clutter also declutters the mind and soul
Spring is the season of new growth. To make new changes. Try and spare some time every day, little and often to start decluttering and spring cleaning. I like to concentrate on one room at a time, allow myself a limited amount of time, one hour perhaps, and then focus on one area of the room at a time, decluttering and cleaning as I go. Once that room is finished, I move onto the next. If you know some areas of the room will take longer, a large wardrobe then perhaps allocate yourself some more time to complete the job in full rather than coming away from a large mess. When you’re complete, you’ll have more focus and attention to areas of your life that really matter.
I hope you’ve found some inspiration to help welcome Spring into your home. Do you have any tips you’d like to share on how you transition from Winter to Spring at home?
Have a great day.