Aren’t you just tired of the long winter? Well, your home is tired too. It has been through a lot during the colder days, including the heating being constantly on and all the household members being inside more than usual. Sure, you have been planning to treat your home with a big spring cleaning, like you do every year, but don’t you think it deserves more? This is a great chance to inject your home with some of that feel-good spring attitude through new design elements, big and small. If you want to transform your interior design into a majestic ode to warm weather, here are some ways to do it.
Ditch the moody colors
Dark gray, brown and other moody colors might be appropriate for winter, but come spring, you want to make your home much brighter. However, this shouldn’t include an overwhelmingly saturated palette that captivates all the senses. On the contrary, you should turn to light airy colors that soothe the mind and make the space seem more open and spacious. Warm neutrals are a great choice for welcoming the warmer season, but you can also go with subtle pastels. Depending on the room you are redecorating, you can introduce these colors through curtains, bedding, pillows, etc.
Add pops of color
Now that you have a light neutral base, you can get a bit more playful by scattering colorful accents throughout the space. This way, your home will look like a blooming garden in the middle of spring with hues of fresh flowers. These accents shouldn’t be overpowering, but included through smaller decorative elements, such as throw pillows, artworks, cookie bowls, vases and similar accessories.
A new piece of furniture
Refurnishing your home completely would require a lot of time and money but a single piece of furniture can be just as effective, if you choose it well. A new coffee table can shake things up in the living room. Interesting nightstands can change how your entire bedroom looks. And if you’re looking for something to be the talk of the town, think about a classic statement piece such as the elegant Eames chair, which is not only stylish, but also comfortable. And as soon as the first spring rain falls, you will see the joys of sitting back in it, while sipping your hot coffee or tea.
New life to old furniture
Your new chair is great, but does your old furniture live up to its fabulous look? That’s OK, you can fix that in no time. You can repaint the wooden pieces, re-upholster the old sofa or treat it with brightly-colored slipcovers.
Embrace the lighter textures
Winter is slowly fading away, so why would you stick to the heavy throw pillows and thick blankets? It is time to replace them with their lighter versions. You don’t need heavy drapes, use lighter materials. Introduce smaller throw pillows with covers made of silk or velvet instead of faux fur. Store the big blankets for thinner covers. The same goes for area rugs.
Bring the outdoors in
Spring is definitely one of the most beautiful seasons: the grass is green, the flowers are in full bloom and colorful, the air is light and fresh… Bring some of that allure in your home by placing a vase with fresh flowers in every room. Including some potted houseplants has twofold benefits: it makes the home look better and more spring-ready, and it purifies the indoor air, so it can be a little more similar to what’s outside. You can use other clever tricks to bring a dash of spring inside your home, such as seasonal artwork.
Let the sunshine in
Speaking of great things about spring – the sun is shining brighter than ever, and it is the perfect time to welcome it into your home. Do that by using sheer curtains instead of heavy drapes, or by removing curtains altogether. Maximize the amount of natural light in your home by placing mirrors opposite to the windows and including a lot of shiny metallic surfaces that can reflect the light. You can even cheat with artificial light, by installing full-spectrum light bulbs.
Spring is the season of renewal, and your home deserves some of that magic as well. Use these tips to refresh and revive it, just in time for the warm weather.
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