With a long and cold winter finally coming to an end, we couldn’t be happier to welcome the warmer temperatures of spring. And with that a fresh, new look at home! From small tweaks to major overhauls, here are 10 ways to refresh your home for spring!
1. Audit & Rearrange Your Furnishings
Take an honest look at your furniture selection. Do you love it? Is it in good shape? Does it still serve a purpose? Be diplomatic. Look at what’s left and rearrange the layout a bit. If your space turns out feeling like something is missing, you could add a large area rug to anchor your space and connect all the furnishings. Just make sure to keep at least 18 inches of flooring around each wall.
2. Bring in Fresh Plants
Enliven an empty corner or console with a new plant. Take a planter for example and fill with fresh greenery to bring sculptural appeal and height to your space.
3. Make a Great First Impression
Spruce up your entryway with a new mirror, coat stand or foyer rug. Even making the smallest tweaks to your entryway, like rearranging an existing layout or adding chic, functional accessories to your console can make for a fresh, new greeting.
4. Switch Out Your Throws
Now that the chill of winter has past, it’s time to toss the fur blankets and opt for a breezy alternative. Try a bright color or fun pattern to further enhance your décor, or keep it simple with something neutral for a more classic look.
5. Dress up Your Walls
Update your walls with a muted-neutral color palette or create an accent wall with a bold color for a quick fix. For something a little more impressive, consider adding a wall covering to create a focal point in a room.
6. Organize Your Closet
Tackling your closet and ridding it of excess clutter and outdated clothing is probably one of the most daunting spring cleaning tasks, but feels like such a major accomplishment once you’re done. And if you’re really feeling ambitious, consider starting from scratch and working with one of our design consultants to create your dream closet. Think high end modular wardrobes and neatly organized walk-in closets in beautiful finishes. Connect with us here to set up your free consultation!
7. Add an Upbeat Rug
Add a colorful or patterned rug to your entryway or living area to bring a clean and fresh new look to your space.
8. Whiten Up
If serenity is what you’re seeking for springtime, layering white through furnishings, rugs, and accessories is one option. It’s amazing what a fresh coat of paint can do for a space. Consider “Simply White,” Benjamin Moore’s Color of the Year for 2016. Not only is it classic but creates a fresh and airy feel.
9. De-clutter & Organize
Toss anything you don’t want, don’t need and don’t like – especially the little stuff. Then, get organized with stylish storage solutions.
10. Lighten Up
Lighting can completely change the ambience of a room. Consider replacing tired kitchen and bathroom pendants with some on-trend options for a fresh, new look. Or make a statement by adding an oversized crystal chandelier in the dining room to create a stunning focal point.
What are some ways you refresh your home for spring? Sound off in the comments below!