Spring fever got you? Translate that excitement into a few quick décor freshen-ups! You can effectively revive your home inside and out just in time for spring without needing to spend a lot of money.
#1 Freshen Up
One of the easiest ways to set your décor alive with spring is to add scents, especially floral ones:
- Burn floral-scented incense, such as lilac or lily of the valley.
- Set potpourri in a shallow bowl on a coffee table.
- Use reed diffusers with your favorite tropic oil scent.
- Fan out freshly sliced lemons in a shallow bowl.
New Coat of Paint
Peel back the curtains and brighten up your rooms with a new coat of paint. Most people just move into their homes without changing the contractor’s taupe or gray paint. It makes sense to leave the new paint job alone, after all there are more important things to deal with when moving in. While both taupe and gray are great colors, why not paint the walls the colors you like?
Create an Accent Wall
A nice spring green, aqua marine or sky blue accent wall might just do the trick to enliven your beige wall den. It’s best to select a solid wall not broken up by windows and doors. If this isn’t possible, select the wall with the least windows. If you have a fireplace, you can further accentuate it with the surrounding wall color. Other options include:
#2 Little Touches Make Big Difference
Some of the other things that will lend a touch of spring to your home include:
- Add a few colorful pillows to your couch.
- Fill apothecary jars or bowls with emerald moss and faux plants or flowers.
- Use a whimsical ceramic or metal tieback for your draperies, such as a nautical rope or starfish tieback.
- Create a lush spring centerpiece for your mantel or dining table.
#3 Light up the Night
Springtime means longer days and spending more time outside. If you live where winters are harsh and cold, then you probably want to be out among the budding trees and songbirds as soon as possible. You can extend your evenings sitting outside and enjoying the warmer weather.
Add a few lights to make your stay outside more enjoyable without harsh lighting and create romantic ambiance. Globe light strings suspended from tree branches will give your dinner a hint of an Italian villa garden. Add lights to your pergola, patio or deck.
Some ways to add lights include:
- String lights
- Party lights
- Colorful paper lantern lights
- Outdoor Patio Lights
- Solar pathway lights
- Neon rope lights
- Metal café lights
With romantic lighting you need an equally romantic table setting. Use a few pillar candles and be sure to place in hurricane holders to keep the spring breeze from extinguishing your celebration.
#4 Rearrange Rooms
One of the easiest ways to give your home a fresh new look is to rearrange the furniture. It sounds too simple, but it can be one of the most effective ways to refresh a décor. Move the couch to another wall.
Move Furniture from another Room
You may wish to move a piece of furniture from another room into the den, such as a glass door bookshelf from a home office. Consider moving a few decorative objects from another room as well. If you have decorative objects packed away, go through them and dust off a few placing them in the den, half-bath and dining room so everyone can enjoy them.
Replace Over-Sized Objects with Smaller Ones
Open up a room by replacing a few large over-sized objects with smaller, slimmer and brighter ones to create the illusion of a larger room. Balance is key to a successful refreshing of any room.
Don’t overcrowd. Too much of a good thing creates a cluttered and tired look to a room. You don’t have to cover every wall with paintings, photos and wall art.
Bringing Spring into Your Décor
You don’t have to change everything in a room to bring a wisp of spring to the décor. These touches as well as a simple vase of fresh flowers will all accomplish the look.