I know that I’m not the first to have said it, but happy spring all the same! After several months of cloudy skies and cold weather, we’ve finally arrived on the sunny side. When you look back at the past six months, there are a number of events that affect the way we decorate our homes: Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas… many were discussed here on The Glamorous Housewife. I feel that over the course of those long months, the home gets stuffy, and sometimes a little dull. That’s why we all love spring cleaning, right?
So in honor of the beginning of this cheery season, I want to share a few ways to bring that wonderful refreshed feeling of new into the home:
Accent pieces like pillows and throw blankets can be switched out as the year goes on for more seasonal items.Towards autumn we tend to start add earthy colors to the home, and into winter we add silvers, whites, and other “Christmas-y” colors. Add some new patterns to your decor for spring. Fun florals or bright geometric patterns will make your space feel more energetic and lively.
Bring some greenery into your home by adding houseplants. Incorporating plants into the home not only adds color, but has physical benefits as well. Houseplants can help purify the air, and studies show that they can even relieve stress and increase alertness. Before buying, be sure to check light and watering requirements to ensure it’s a good match for you.
Thick, energy saving curtains come in handy during the winter months, especially if you have older windows. The fabric can act as a second source of insulation, which is handy especially if you have older windows. Now that it’s gotten warmer (depending upon where you live – it’s still pretty chilly here) swap them out for sheers that will let the sunlight into the home.
Decorate your mantle with reminders of the greenness of the season. This collection of mismatched bottles are both a simple, yet pretty reminder of the newness of spring. If you prefer flowers, tulips can be grown from bulbs in glass containers and displayed in a similar way.
Finally, consider rearranging the furniture throughout your home. Although many people tend to leave furniture in the same spot for years, you may find that moving some things can re-energize a room. And just think of all of those dust bunnies you may find!
This was written by Domestic Design expert, Adrienne Breedlove. Be sure to visit her on her blog, ScribblyDoodles.com