Spring is just around the corner, which means warmer weather, sunnier days, and better moods are just on the horizon. Amid all of the excitement seasonal changes always bring comes the call to take that spirit into your home. Out with the dark colors and in with the brights and away with the poinsettias and in with the bouquets—your in-home aesthetic should breathe springtime to best ring in the season of life and rebirth. And what better way to invite the season in than with a bit of spring cleaning?
Starting with these tips, we’ll walk you through our most creative and clever ways to prep your home for the spring.
Add a splash of green to every room
Even if you’re not a self-proclaimed green thumb, adding a bit of greenery into your home can make you feel like one! Potted plants are gorgeous additions to any space, improving the ambiance in an instant with color and dimension. From the bathroom and the kitchen, to the living room and master bedroom, a little greenery can go a long way.
No need to outfit your home with complex and finicky plants—these pretty plants are the epitome of low-maintenance and won’t need much help from you to thrive:
- Aloe Vera
- Pothos Ivy
- Rubber Tree
- Chinese Evergreen
- Rubber Plant
- Umbrella Tree
- Devil’s Ivy
Pro-tip: Flowers are another great way to infuse your home with some color and fresh scents. Whether you opt for a regular same-day flower delivery subscription service or low-maintenance potted flowers, be sure to pay attention to your flowers’ particular needs as some may need to stay out of direct sunlight or need specific minerals to extend their lifetime.
Switch up your color scheme
Believe it or not, color psychology can play a huge part in bringing out the good vibes in your home. Certain colors can lift your mood while others can negatively affect it. When changing up your color scheme, be sure to stick to colors that exude a sense of lightness and relaxation.
Consider these visually pleasing and mood-quelling color schemes:
- Green, blue, and white
- Orange, white, and yellow
- Lavender, blush pink, and cream
- Coral, grey, and white
- Sea green, light brown, and slate grey
- Turquoise, pink and mustard yellow
Updating your color scheme can be as simple as changing out your bedspread, furnishing your couches with new cushions, or outfitting the dining table with new plates. Whether you decide to go big or small is completely up to you!
Embrace natural lighting
It’s simple science that sunlight can enhance your mood and relieve stress, so why not bring some of that magic mojo into your home? Dust off the windowsills, pull back the curtains, and let the sun do its thing. In order to harness the highest levels of natural light in your home, make sure nothing is obstructing any windows, ditch heavy curtains, and choose shades that allow all that natural brightness to pour in.
Pro-tip: Use mirrors to reflect light inside
Not only can strategically positioned mirrors add light into a space, but they can also open up the space. For a unique twist, decorate with a circle-shaped mirror rather than your run-of-the-mill square or rectangular option.
Swap out the candles
The winter season’s roundup of candles was all about pine, cedar, pumpkin pie, and warm scents that remind you of the holidays and fill you up with fuzzy feelings. To welcome the spring season, trade-in your wintry smells for lighter scents that are crisp, cool, and refreshing.
In need of some inspiration for your next candle-shopping trip? Treat your nose to these scent experiences:
- Lilac Blossom
- Meyer Lemon
- Garden Rose
- Jasmine Blossom
Paint the front door
Itching for a paint job without all of the stress of an actual pain job? Take to your front door! Not only does a quick front door makeover make your house feel brand new, but it’s a great way to press refresh on your exterior design. This simple touch can make a world of aesthetic difference.
Looking for a fresh spring color that will look just as fitting for the summer, fall, and winter? Try out these pretty hues:
- Mustard yellow
- Sapphire blue
- Eggshell white
Which of these revamps will you try first? Let us know in the comments below!