Spring is on its way. The weather’s getting warmer, the jumpers are being retired for another year and the allergies are starting to act up. Your house is still all rugged up against the declining winter cold though! There’s no better time of year to freshen the place up and bring a chic, breezy new look into your home. Here are five essentials that will brighten up your home this spring.
Spring means you can venture outside again without freezing to the bone. This makes it the perfect time to do something about that ratty old outdoor area. A nice outdoor dining setting will make al fresco meals during the warmer months much more inviting. Outdoor furniture and supply stores, such as BBQs Galore, have a wide range of solutions. This is also a perfect opportunity to set yourself up with a nice new barbeque to make cooking up a feast in the great outdoors a snap.
Are things inside your home looking a bit drab? Is everything still a bit musty from being closed up for so long? Open the room up by redecorating in lighter colours. Fresh cushion covers, some chic wall art and shelf decorations, decorative lampshades, and even changing up the colour of the curtains can make a room feel lighter and airier immediately. Hit your local craft store for ideas.
A few spring-flavoured vases of flowers are great for freshening up any area. Flowers add a lovely dash of colour to the room and will introduce a sweet scent as well. Consider if anyone in the family is a springtime hay fever sufferer though, and consider if you need a pack of antihistamines nearby. A few potted plants will also bring the sensation of bloom and growth right into your home.
Another way to liven up a room is with a different choice of furniture. Thin, light furniture like wicker chairs, minimalist shelving and spring-themed wall decals will open the space right up and introduce some much needed airiness. There’s loads of stylish and even vintage options available, making this great fun for those who enjoy a good antique hunt. Combine this with your light colour scheme for maximum effect!
As meals begin to trend towards more summery fare – salads and the like – consider changing up your plates and cutlery! Some spring styled dishware will bring a cool, breezy vibe to the table at meal times. Compliment the plates with some pastel coloured knives and forks. Even a nice tablecloth and place-mat set can bring spring right to the table.
Spring is always the time of year to clean out the house, freshen it up and prepare for the summer heat. With a few creative decisions in your home, you’ll be feeling refreshed and ready for the season ahead!
Do you have any Spring essentials of your own? What items do you feel best bring Spring into your home? Post your suggestions in the comments below!