For some, this winter is still going strong, for others it’s slowly coming to an end. No matter what, everyone is ready to leave the cold and gloomy days behind and say hello to spring. If you want to prepare a proper welcome for this happy, green season, here are some neat, easy ways you can get your home ready.
Start with some thorough cleaning
This is probably the most boring part of getting ready for spring, but it’s more than essential—they don’t call it SPRING cleaning for nothing! So, try to go through each room and declutter. Donate or get rid of all the things you don’t need, like or use anymore. Once you’ve sorted out your things, it’s time to start the real cleaning! The bathroom and kitchen are probably the most important rooms and should get the hardest treatment. Don’t hesitate to pull out the appliances and dust the blinds and top of cabinets. Giving everything a thorough treatment will make the place really sparkle and feel clean. If you want to be extra eco-friendly, make your own cleaning products with baking soda, vinegar and essential oils. These are completely safe for kids, so they can ever give you a hand.
The second part of spring cleaning is tackling your closet. Warm weather will get here pretty soon and without much warning, so make sure to be ready. Break out your skirts, shorts, t-shirts and spring dresses. Finally, put those winter sweaters, woolly hats and bulky coats into airtight bags and leave them until the next winter. Closet cleaning is also the perfect time to get rid of things that are passé, don’t fit or you just don’t like anymore. So, donate and free up extra space for some 2018 clothing.
Take care of your landscaping
Cleaning and tidying are not reserved for your interior only. The end of winter is actually the perfect time to plant some beautiful flowers and foliage! You can also create an edible garden with fruit, veggies and spices, and you’ll have your own salads in the summer. Additionally, make sure to pay attention to your deck and patio furniture. Harsh winters hit these elements pretty hard and they always get covered with dirt. Power wash or scrub them down and dig out your cushions to have them handy for sunny afternoons. Soon, you’ll be able to enjoy al fresco meals or just catch some sun with a cup of coffee, so be prepared!
Welcome spring with your decor
A super easy way to refresh your home and make it feel cheerful and vibrant is to use spring colors and interesting accessories. For instance, flowery vintage vases, tea cups and trays, cozy throw pillows and other décor elements look super spring-like in pastel colors. A soft color palette like this can make any space look fresh and airy.
You can also adjust your artwork for a fast transformation. For instance, you can replace your dark, heavy Renaissance reproductions with colorful nature imagery. Professionals that offer custom framing can tackle pieces of all sizes and shapes, so feel free to experiment with art. Another thing you can do to change things up is move your furniture. Just switching the places of your sofa and armchair will make your space look new and fresh. Put a bouquet of fresh flowers on your coffee table and you’ll simply feel spring getting closer.
Refresh your bedroom
Your bedroom also needs to get ready for warmer weather. Replace your heavy duvets with something lighter. Soft blankets are just the perfect choice for capricious spring temperatures. You can also put up a bunch of decorative pillows in vibrant colors for an extra cheerful atmosphere.
Make it smell like spring
You know how you can smell spring in the air? Well, try to recreate that fresh aroma in your home! Grab your diffuser, pick an oil blend and make your home smell fresh and invigorating. Some of the most popular and appropriate scents are lemongrass, lilac, grapefruit, eucalyptus, geranium and herbs. These will certainly get you excited for spring, even if you’re a hardcore winter fan!
We know you were ready for spring before the winter even started, but now your home is ready to welcome spring as well. And even if it’s still cold outside, your house will be much warmer and sunnier!