Spring is traditionally a time associated with the new and refreshed. Spring cleaning is the first item that comes to mind for many, but the season is also a great time to refresh your home décor.
Below are five easy ways to refresh your home and welcome the new season.
1. Overhaul Your Wall Art
Start your springtime home refresh by swapping out the artwork around the house. As you change things up, update both the picture and the frame to achieve the best transformation. Replace any heavy, dark frames with lighter colored lattice frames or metallics, both popular looks this year according to Martha Stewart. Use floral prints in pastel shades or brightly colored outdoor scenes to bring the springtime feeling inside. Integrating fresh-pressed flowers into your artwork is also a great way to add a springtime motif and local touch.
2. Rejuvenate Your Bedding
Bedrooms are some of the most comfortable rooms in the house and a prime place to set the mood for your day. Other than the obvious need to switch out bedding to be a lighter weight to coincide with warmer temperatures, spring is a great time to refresh the space to make it brighter and airier.
Upgrading duvet covers/bed spreads, pillowcases, bed skirts and other elements is an easy and quick way to refresh the room. Opt for lighter, solid colors for large pieces and then integrate colorful accents with pillowcases, pillows, and other accessories. Standard spring colors such as light blue and yellow are always popular, but according to color trend watcher Pantone, lighter shades of greens and browns are also hot colors this spring.
3. Don’t Forget the Floors
Don’t forget about floor coverings when completing your spring update.
Freshen your space from the ground up by replacing any heavy and dark rugs with lighter options. Sisal and hooked cotton rugs are a great addition for porch and hallway areas and provide the option to add splashes or pops of colors in otherwise neutral spaces. Lightweight and colorful rugs also soften up hard surfaces such as tile or hardwood, providing a great contrast in texture.
Rugs and other floor coverings are also an excellent way to carry colors and styles between interior rooms, as well as a great way to connect the outdoors with the indoors. Plus, these additions carry well into summer too.
4. Add in Colorful Accents
Something about the warm spring weather bodes well for brighter colors in the home space. Use playful accessories to add pops of color throughout the entire house and ensure your home is spring ready. Vintage vases and trays, big and comfy pillows, metallic pieces, and unique knickknacks in attractive arrangements are an easy way to add color and update the look of a room.
A fresh coat of paint is also an easy and more permanent way to brightening up a room. Pastel and citrus colors remain firmly on-trend with a spring motif and are a great way to make a smaller room look brighter and more inviting. If painting is too permanent a commitment, window treatments in new colors provide the same result and allow more flexibility.
5. Fill Your House with Greens
Complete your spring refresh by adding plants indoors to breathe some life into a room. Succulents and their shades of grays and purples make them the perfect springtime plant, plus ease of care make them perfect for people who don’t possess a green thumb.
Display the plants of your choice on a mini table top to create an attractive greenspace that perfectly accents a reading nook or living room area. Group together plants that have similar light and water schedules to allow for easy maintenance, but make the display visually interesting by using plants of different textures.
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