After a long, cold, and dark winter, you can finally see the light, and spring has arrived! That means sunny days will be longer, and it’s time to come out of hibernation—and spruce up your home. After all, what better way to welcome springtime than doing good old fashioned spring cleaning?
That said, here are easy and quick changes you can make to brighten up your home this spring.
Add More Green Touches
Adding some actual ‘life’ to your home is an excellent way of ‘brightening’ it up. You can do this by creating dedicated garden rooms, adding a couple of trellises in your garden, or building a makeshift greenhouse outdoors. Plus, adding fresh and green spring plants indoors is an excellent way to add vibrancy and much-needed cleansing energy throughout your household.
If you’re looking to add a pop of color to your home, florals are big this lovely season, so bringing them into your house is an excellent way to brighten up your space while ensuring it stays in style. However, if you’re looking for a more uniform look, using leaves and fronds is an excellent way of adding ‘natural accents’ to your home.
Additionally, adding big leaves in a unique vase can add a pop of fresh green color to any area. You can choose anywhere between banana leaves to palms—and the best part is that all these are relatively easy to take care of and are low-maintenance. However, if you don’t have a ‘green thumb’, fake plants are also an excellent way of adding more color to your home.
One of the simplest yet efficient ways of brightening any home is by adding a simple coat of paint in the area or repainting fading walls and other structures. If you aren’t too keen on painting massive walls throughout your home, painting a couple of kitchen cabinets or bathroom drawers is an excellent way of brightening up your home with good old fashioned paint.
It’s best to go with in-season colors, so anything vibrant and lively will do, including green, orange, and yellow hues.
Declutter and Clean
Spring wouldn’t be the beloved season it is right now without doing some central cleaning and decluttering around your home. Doing this allows you to freshen up your home without doing any heavy-duty projects. All you need is some TLC, and bring your attention to places you’ve likely ignored, ranging from the dingy baseboard at the basement to those dirty windows in the attic.
While you’re at it, make sure to declutter and sort out things you need and don’t need. Doing this helps you stay organized and cleaned, allowing your home to be in its best condition this spring. Although decluttering and cleaning a whole house can seem overwhelming, once you begin—you’ll feel inspired enough to ensure your home stays clean, fresh, and functional.
Dispose of Things You Don’t Use
It’s the time of the year to conduct several maintenance tasks around your home. While doing so, take advantage of the moment by disposing of things you don’t often use plus improving those you’ve neglected, such as the leaf-filled gutters on your roof and empty flower beds. You can sell the things you don’t need or donate to a local homeless shelter or charity. Make sure to declutter your closets and garages to see any items you don’t need—and dispose of them in the most reasonable way possible.
Keep in mind that spring is all about renewal. So, use what you already have and recreate a fresh new look for a room in your household. You can do this by rearranging the furniture you have or replacing a couple of pieces from other rooms to another, giving it a ‘new’ life. If you’re not too keen on doing heavy labor work, you can try and ‘simply’ rooms by removing focal pieces and accents like rugs or bulky furniture.
Additionally, consider reducing the number of trinkets and other knick-knacks you have by replacing them with seasonal decorations like fresh-cut leaves and flowers.
Spend More Time Outdoors
Although most homeowners focus on interior improvements and cleaning during spring, don’t forget about the indoors! Spend more time outdoors and spruce up your gardens by making simple adjustments such as adding umbrellas and benches outside, allowing you to spend more time outdoors with comfort and style.
Welcome the colorful season of renewal with a new fresh look for your home. Brighten up your living space this spring for a livelier and vibrant year ahead—and the quick changes mentioned can help you achieve just that with ease.