Spring forward: How to revive your home for spring
As the holiday season comes to a close, you may plan on spending the rest of winter hibernating while the snow falls. However, now’s a great time to think about how you’ll transition your home design and decor for spring. As the cold weather subsides and the sun shines more often, refreshing your home can help you enjoy a positive atmosphere and welcome the warmer temperatures with open arms.
Instead of waiting until the last minute to redecorate, think about how you can transform your house in advance. Here are a few ways to spring forward and revive your living space as the new season approaches:
1. Start with a thorough spring cleaning
Cleaning and organizing your home is essential before you start decorating or adding new pieces of furniture and accessories to the space. It’s smart to prioritize spring cleaning every year, but you may want to go even further to prepare for a home update. Go through your rooms and get rid of anything that’s outdated or hasn’t been used and acknowledged in a while. Deep cleaning your living space prepares the foundation for a refresh. After you’ve decluttered your space, roll of your sleeves for a detailed cleanse: sweep, mop, dust and polish. Now, you’re ready to reorganize and add new decorative elements.
2. Incorporate the Pantone Color of the Year
Following a new color scheme is one of the easiest and most effective ways to revive a home that feels out of date. Pastels are popular during springtime, but you can stay on trend and use the Pantone Color of the Year, Living Coral, instead. This shade is a stunning coral hue with golden undertones that can bring energy and life to any room in your home. Consider using it as a paint color for a big statement or in accessories for a subtle touch.
4. Plant and display flowers. Change your window treatments
Winter is all about keeping your space cozy when the blizzards keep you inside. That means you likely have dark, heavy window treatments that are designed with insulation technology. As spring welcomes warmer weather and more daylight, you may want to consider a more delicate, airy approach. Sheer window treatments let in plenty of light and can completely transform a living space. This is a great option to consider throughout the house – even if you only plan to redecorate one room.
What’s one of the easiest ways to bring your home to life? By planting and displaying flowers in and around your house as the new season arrives. Better Homes & Gardens magazine recommends planting seasonal buds like pansies, bloodroots, snowdrop anemones, lilacs, irises, daffodils, tulips and crocuses in your garden, around the front entryway and near the back porch or deck. Then, you can pick your own fresh flowers and display them around your home. Talk about a conversation starter!
Getting your home ready for spring can be fun and exciting, but it can also be intimidating and stressful if you don’t know what you’re doing or where to start. To ease the process, consider contacting a personal decorator from Decorating Den Interiors. One of our professionals will come to your home for a free consultation to evaluate your living space, discuss your options and provide industry insight based on your personal style, wants and needs. From there, you can redecorate and design your home to look as lively and fresh as springtime sun and greenery.
Winter will be over before you know it. Call a design consultant from Decorating Den Interiors today!