Spring is just around the corner…we are almost to the homestretch when we make it to March! Hooray! With Easter being in March, I am already starting to THINK SPRING – not to mention the heat wave of warmer temperatures we’ve had here in February.
Below are some simple and easy ways to Freshen Up your home for Spring.
- Add earthy textures to your space – this can come in many forms. From a rustic piece of furniture to adding twine or burlap to a jar. (Other examples are wicker and rattan baskets for storage and accessories.)
2. Use a renewing color palette. When I think of Spring, I typically think of soft pastels or revitalizing colors such as blues, yellows, and greens. Choose a scheme and stick with it. Or use an analogous scheme for bright pops of a color combined with whites and grays. Be careful about not overdoing it. Think about adding a few splashes of color with accessories or small piece of furniture.
3. Refresh your home by adding botanicals. This can be a simple as planting seeds or herbs in a pot. Or find a seasonal flower like tulips or daffodils. If you’re not really a green thumb, but you like the look, then go for the artificial route – you will be surprised what adding a little green to your space can do for it. Just a touch can go a long way – add them to your bookshelf or use as a centerpiece for your coffee table.
4. Decorate with simple reminders of Spring. Ideas here are: birdcages, birdhouses, eggs, robin eggs, mason jars, pots, buckets, rain boots, decorative sticks, cherry blossoms, forsythia, and pussy willows just to name a few. There are plenty more out there – cater it to what you reminds you of spring and peace and tranquility.
5. Do some Spring cleaning. Doesn’t it always feel good to have a clean house? Open up the windows and let the fresh air infiltrate. Often times, the cleaning for me leads organizing and pitching what is no longer needed. I found this wonderful book, Salt, Lemons, Vinegar, and Baking Soda by Shea Zucowski a few years ago, and I enjoy pulling it out every now and then – especially when I like to go “back to basics” with using natural ingredients to clean the home.
When it comes to design, remember these famous words from architect, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe,
“Less is More”