We are happy to feature another guest post with 10 great tips for Refreshing Your Space for Spring by writer Rose Morrison, managing editor of Renovated. Be sure to read her bio at the bottom and link to her other informative posts. Many thanks, Rose!
Spring symbolizes brightness and rebirth, and with the right tips, your home design can reflect the new season. A spring refresh can make your house’s interior feel exciting again. Best of all, these steps don’t require a significant investment of time or money.
Consider this your comprehensive guide to a spring space refresh that’s sure to wow friends and family.
1. Bring the Outdoors Inside
Houseplants are a wonderful way to liven up a room, especially if the outdoors are still looking dull or gray. Greenery can help promote positivity while purifying the air. If you’re new to indoor gardening, it’s best to choose low-maintenance plants that can withstand occasional neglect. These varieties will look aesthetically pleasing even if it has been a while since you’ve watered them.
Alternatively, you can achieve the same brightness and flair by using artificial plants. Many types of fake flowers and silk plants look incredibly realistic, which means your Instagram followers won’t be able to tell the difference.[Click to read additional posts on how to use houseplants and bringing the outdoors in.]
2. Take Time to Declutter
Clutter can cause homeowners to feel stress and anxiety. Therefore, decluttering can transform an environment and give people the relaxing atmosphere they crave. Take the task one step at a time. Some people prefer to organize things room by room, while others embrace the KonMari method and tidy by category instead.
As you evaluate your home’s items, it’s essential to consider the lifestyle you wish to achieve. Without a plan in place, you’re likely to rebound and recollect clutter throughout the season. Similarly, once you decide what to keep, you should give it a dedicated home within your house. This will help keep your design looking intentional.
3. Add Pops of Color
Does anything say spring better than pops of color? Bright shades can create interest and brightness in an otherwise dull space. With winter firmly in your rearview mirror, it’s time to start refreshing the areas that look dreary. Since you may want to change up colors again once summer arrives, it’s best to avoid drastic changes like repainting a room or buying a yellow sofa. Instead, you can embrace new shades through accessories and accent furniture.
Throw pillows and home decor are easy ways to change a room’s vibe without undertaking a design overhaul. Spring is also an opportunity to experiment with new features and prints that may have been too bold for winter. If you’re hoping for a greater impact without major commitment, you can install removable wallpaper for an instant upgrade.
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4. Swap Out Artwork
Artwork is one of the simplest ways to express your design tastes. Introducing new pieces can change a room’s aesthetic and refresh the space. Even moving existing art to different parts of the house can have a drastic impact.
If you want to introduce new pieces throughout your home, you should consider your existing color schemes, available space and budget. With those three factors in mind, you’ll be able to choose artwork you love that also complement the room.
5. Introduce Texture
Texture can take a space from drab to fab. You can reinvent any part of your home with the right set of pillows, curtains and rugs. Accessories like baskets and wall hangings can also introduce new materials to a room. Texture is important because it provides visual interest and reinforces the mood of a space. Typically, it’s best to use this technique in large rooms to make them feel cozy and warm. In smaller rooms, you’ll want to use texture sparingly.
Too much uniformity creates a boring environment, so test out your creativity by mixing and matching materials. If you’re a fan of a certain look but don’t love the price tag, you can often find imitations that improve your aesthetic without being impractical.
6. Try Rearranging What You Have
Spring encourages people to bring life back into their homes. However, that doesn’t mean you need to purchase new products. Simply rearranging what you already have offers a refreshing reprieve from the old and spices things up without any significant investment on your part.
If you’re wondering where to begin, try moving around furniture to create a new flow in your living room, office or bedroom. You can also search for items to repurpose or DIY. A quick coat of paint or new hardware can make your existing items feel fresh and exciting.
7. Refresh Your Outdoor Space
With warmer weather on the way, it’s time to begin refreshing your outdoor space. You can start by clearing away weeds and brush to prepare for landscaping. Once the frost period ends, it’s safe to start planting flowers and other plants. If you intend to entertain in the summer, you may want to clear off your patio area and begin sprucing up the seating arrangements.
Outdoor carpets and decorative items can give your deck more personality. When you prioritize refreshing outside, it’s easier to create a seamless indoor-outdoor living experience once the weather warms.
8. Organize Your Garage
Spring is one of the best times to clear away the clutter and organize storage areas. In many homes, the garage becomes a dumping ground for tools, half-finished projects and random storage. Organizing your garage will make the space more functional and pleasing to the eye. You’ll be more likely to finish projects and spend time in the garage once it’s clean and tidy.
While organizing may not be your idea of fun, your actions now will set you up for success in the months ahead. Plus, you’ll save yourself time and energy the next time you search for a random tool. Installing shelving and using a labeler will help you maintain your new design for the remainder of the year.
9. Give Your Flooring a Facelift
Once you’ve installed flooring, it’s easy to forget how it interacts with your overall home design. Swapping out rugs can make different elements of your floor stand out. If you’ve had the same throw rugs for ages, try incorporating one with a different style or texture. This simple change can give your room a facelift.
If you want to switch things up, you can paint existing flooring to create a new vibe. You can jazz up boring linoleum or tile with unique stencils and contrasting colors, so the flooring truly shines.
10. Make It Light and Bright
In spring, you get to say goodbye to the dreary darkness of winter. By reflecting this change from dark muted tones to light and bright design, you embrace the spring spirit inside your home. Simple swaps, like lampshades, curtains and blankets, significantly influence a room’s brightness. By choosing lighter fabric, you naturally brighten up the space.
Plus, light shines better through sheer material, so you can invite more sunshine into your house to fully embrace the changing seasons.
Brighter Months Ahead
Use these 10 design tips to refresh your space for spring so you can look forward to the brighter months ahead. Even a few simple changes can have a drastic effect on your house’s aesthetic and mood. Spring is the perfect time to try new things and be daring — you might surprise yourself with the new room designs you create.
Many thanks to Rose for this interesting article with lots of helpful tips!
About the author:
Rose Morrison is a home improvement and design writer.