As winter transitions into spring, warmer weather, sunnier days, and brighter dispositions approach on the horizon. With the exciting seasonal changes comes the call for revisiting the aesthetic vibe inside your home. After all, the state of your home can have a significant effect on your mood. What better way to welcome the season than with a bit of spring cleaning and sprucing up?
Leave the cold, stagnant decor with the wintertime grey and update your home with these clever ways to channel the essence of the springtime indoors. Starting with these easy 8 updates and revisions, you’ll be swimming in inspiration in no time.
1) Express yourself through artwork
Artwork is an excellent way to bring your personal tastes into your home and plaster them on your walls. Not only is artwork an easy and instant way to add color and personality to otherwise barren walls, but it’s a great way to tie a room’s aesthetic together. Whether you opt for custom canvas prints or high-end landscape paintings, there are so many different ways to add an artful splash to your home.
2) Add some greenery
Adding potted plants into your interior decor strategy can improve the ambiance of the space in an instant while enhancing your mood and purifying the air. In the bathroom, kitchen, living room, or bedroom, there’s no such thing as a bad place for a plant.
These pretty plants are especially low-maintenance and gorgeous additions to any space:
- Areca Palm
- Pothos Ivy
- Rubber Tree
- Peace Lily
- Devil’s Ivy
3) Use mirrors to open the space
Mirrors are the easiest way to add light and the illusion of more space into a room. Whether you’re mounting one on the wall of leaning a floor-length mirror beside a wall, all mirrors effectively maximize the natural lighting in a room while opening up even the smallest of areas.
4) Experiment with fabrics and textures
Creating a springy aesthetic in a room isn’t only about harvesting light and curating color schemes, it’s also about adding dimension. Experimenting with fabrics and new textures can make a huge difference in how a space looks and feels. Trade in your velvet curtain drapes for breezy linen drapes. Swap out your wooden coffee table for a uniquely shaped glass table. Look around your home to see what small updates will make the most significant changes.
5) Adjust the lighting
Adequate lighting is one thing, ambient lighting is another. The key to fine-tuning any space is nailing the right ambient vibes. Before trading in all of your light bulbs for softer, more yellow bulbs, start by surveying the natural light already available in each room. Rooms with plenty of sunlight should be last priority on your mini-renovation list.
6) Spice up your photo frames
Photo frames are a great way to give your most cherished memories a home. They’re also an excellent way to add small, yet effective accents to your home’s aesthetic. Whether you opt for simple painted frames or ornate baroque-style frames, you’ll be surprised to find how quickly these small modifications change the pace of your interior decor.
7) Makeover your couch
If you’re like most people, your couch is one of the most highly trafficked pieces of furniture in your home. That means you’ll see the effects of wear and tear far faster than say an ottoman or a desk. Save yourself the headache and embarrassment of a tattered couch by giving it a makeover. Draping a couple fuzzy blankets and plush pillows is a great way to increase comfort levels while dialing up the visual appeal.
8) Reimagine your wall colors
If you’re looking for a bigger project that can really spice up your home’s wow factor, a paint job may be in order. Touching up the paint or repainting altogether is a great way to press refresh and restart in your home. Harness that new home feel by painting an accent wall a vibrant color like orange or yellow, or keep it low-profile and sleek with a touch of grey or eggshell white.
Spring is just around the corner! How will you welcome the season of growth, rebirth, and blossoming?