The heaviness of winter can permeate a residence and leave it feeling weighed down as spring approaches. Taking the time to usher the season in through changes in your home is worth the effort because it leaves a living space feeling lighter, cleaner and ready to embrace a period of rejuvenation and growth. Follow a few simple steps to make your home ready for spring in no time!
Pay Attention to Texture and Color
Fall and winter are often associated with darker colors and heavier materials such as down comforters and other thick bedding used to stay warm at night. Bring some spring into the home by switching to lighter, vibrant materials that add a burst of lightness to a room. This can be done not only with bedding but also with throw pillows and blankets placed around the house. Go with colors that represent the season such as greens and yellows. Choose materials that offer a softer touch that doesn’t weigh you down. It’s even a good idea to put away the heavy, wool sweaters hanging in the closet for cold weather and add in light, spring styles instead.
Use Lighter Scents
The smell of pumpkin reminds us of fall, and Christmas dinner scents never fail to remind us we’re in winter. Fortunately, lighter scents make us think of spring. Using these lighter scents can help brighten the feel of your home and refresh the air. There are a variety of scents that work well, so the one you choose will depend on your personal preference. The goal is to bring a fresh scent into the home through flowers, candles, or potpourri that helps infuse the energy of spring into the air.
Declutter Your Space
We use the term spring cleaning for a reason: spring is the perfect time to get rid of excess and embrace the new possibilities life offers. Many people share this feeling and goal, but they don’t know where to begin. Decluttering in the spring is actually pretty straightforward. Be prepared to jettison all the unnecessary accumulation, and take the process room by room. Keeping only what is needed and what is loved will create space. Starting early will also give you time to enjoy the weather and scenery without worrying about constantly tidying up or finding room for items that aren’t wanted.
Preparing a home for spring is simple when you take it one step at a time. Small changes can overhaul the entire feel of a house, and spring is the perfect time to transition to a residence full of light and space.