Spring has officially sprung, and if you’re anything like us, you can’t wait for the sunshine and warmer days to stick around for good. For now, we’ll deal with the back-and-forth weather of early spring and the April showers that eventually bring May flowers. But to help keep the dream of beach days alive, it helps to inject a little sunshine into our homes in other ways. Read below to find out how!
Let the Spring Cleaning Commence
A little spring cleaning is sure to lift the mood in your home. Do your normal spring cleaning by giving everything a good scrub down, freshening the air in your home, and putting away winter gear. Don’t forget to give the windows and floors a deep cleaning. They could use it after putting up with winter yuckiness and early spring pollen. Scrub, polish, and patch hardwoods, have carpets steam cleaned, and clean and repair any grout that needs it.
Pare Things Down
While you’re doing your annual spring clean, think about paring things down using the KonMari method. We’ve been fans of Marie Kondo for a while, but her recent Netflix series has everyone buzzing about her method and sparking joy in your home. It feels so nice to get rid of the things that weigh us down. Why not give it a try to prepare your house for spring?
Amp up the mood in your house by repainting those areas that feel drab, switching out winter drapes for lighter window treatments, and maybe replacing thicker wool and shag rugs with lighter, natural fiber rugs in brighter colors.
Add Some Plants
Incorporate low-maintenance indoor plants into your home decor. It’s a great way to improve the air quality in your home and add a literal element of spring. Not only do houseplants help you breathe a little easier, but they can also help improve your mood and keep things feeling fresh.
Lighten Up the Textiles
Put away the faux fur, knitted blankets, and heavier throw pillows, and bring out lighter linens in pretty spring colors and prints. Think pastels, bright whites, florals, big leafy prints, and beachy vibes.
Add Mirrors and Metallics
If you have a room that’s particularly dreary, add in some mirrors and metallics to reflect light and brighten up the room. Hang a large mirror directly across from the largest window in the room and automatically double the amount of sunlight. Adding metallic light fixtures, artwork, and decorative objects will also help reflect light and make everything feel brighter and more luxurious.
This might not be an obvious task when you’re thinking about the indoors, but trees and bushes that are positioned near windows can do a lot to block natural light from streaming in. Give them a trim and bask in the extra sunshine.