How to update your home for spring
There's something utterly rejuvenating about spring. After months of cold and dreary weather, many of us feel an urge to spruce up our homes and embrace the energy that comes with the new season. But it can be difficult to know where to begin to give your space a fresh feel.
If you're itching to update your home without making a drastic change, here are some easy ways to embrace the spring season inside and out.
Sprinkle in Bright Colors
Spring is a time of rebirth and renewal in the outdoors, so try having your interior mimic this. While those dark colors felt right in the winter, it's time to swap them for pastels or even bold neons. Changing out an area rug for something brighter is an easy way to incorporate a fresh pop of color.
Decorate With Flowers
One of the easiest ways to update any room is to add a bouquet of fresh flowers. From bunches of daffodils and tulips to sprigs of eucalyptus and hyacinths, take advantage of all those flowers at your local grocery store. Decorating with fresh flowers is easy and can be done in every room of your home. Between stunning centerpieces and photo stands, there's no place in your home that couldn't use a few flowers.
Use Lighter Fabrics
Put away the heavy faux fur throws and cable knit blankets, and replace them with lighter fabrics, such as cotton or linen and even a custom made pillow. Layering whites and pale pinks can be a lovely way to add a pop of color while still keeping your space neutral.
It can be hard to keep plants alive when the air turns crisp and the daylight fades away. If you've sacrificed a few houseplants to the winter season, replace them with new greenery. Before you buy, make sure to pick the right plants for your lighting to ensure they survive until next spring.
Paint a Room
If you have a weekend to spare, consider repainting a room for a quick and easy makeover. Green is the color of rejuvenation and rebirth, and thus it is a great choice for welcoming a new season.
Switch Throw Pillows
Looking for an easy upgrade you can make in just an afternoon? Swap out throw pillows and blankets throughout your home for a quick refresh that takes minimal effort. Whether you opt for bright throw pillows, or you want something a little more neutral, swapping out textiles is a great way to make a room feel brand new.
Swap Out Candles
If you're someone who decks out your home with gingerbread and pumpkin-scented candles around the holidays, it's time to swap those candles for something a little more spring-friendly. Reach for floral or citrus candles to liven up any room in your house. Or simply go for unscented candles in pastel colors.
Switch Your Art
Updating your entire gallery wall is probably too much of an undertaking. But exchanging a few pieces of art throughout your home is a great way to make the rooms feel fresh and updated. Printing your photos on canvas prints is a great way to add freshness to your walls. Don't let your photos die on your phone!
Upgrade Your Lighting
If your ceiling is still sporting a decades-old light fixture, spring is a great time to revitalize it with something a little lighter. A woven pendant lamp in the living room transforms the space and acts as a centerpiece. Swapping out fixtures is simple, even for a novice, and it's a great way to update any room in an afternoon.
Display Your Own Prints
Even if you can't plan a spring trip, you can pretend you're at one of your favorite destinations by printing and displaying some of your favorite travel photos. The travel photography looks like works of art, yet it's personal and can easily be switched out for other prints in the future. Metal prints are a stunning way to show case your photos.
Try a New Doormat
Want to smile every time you come home this spring? Swap out your wintery doormat for a bright, cheerful one. A new spring wreath or potted plant for your porch are also simple ways to remind yourself it is finally spring when you come home.