Yes, yes, spring is here! So let’s get to work to give you the best welcome. Don’t you want the good weather to catch your house still hibernating? It is not essential to turn the whole house upside down with each season, but a few changes can give it a fresh look and, at the same time, adapt it to the rise in temperatures. So the time has come to undress your house, remove layers and layers of coat and dress it light and fresh because spring is here! So get to work.
And don’t forget, it’s also a great time to do some serious spring cleaning around the house, of those corners that we always have forgotten, like the bookstore full of books that give us monumental laziness to empty, the blinds or the shutters, if you have them. Welcome spring!
1. PUT THE HALL IN ‘SPRING MODE
The foremost step to organizing your house for the arrival of spring is to adapt the hall. Take coats, scarves, hats, and all kinds of outerwear from the hall coat rack and put them away. The same with winter boots. Get out the windbreakers and light cardigans and clear the area. You’ll see how your hall settles in the spring in an instant!
2. REFRESH YOUR SOFA WITH A LIGHTWEIGHT COVER
If your sofa is created of leather or a warm fabric, it should be dressed with a fresh linen or cotton cover. It will be much more pleasant to touch in contact with the skin. Some are already made, with standard sizes and universal shapes, and adapt to the sofa. Its finish, however, is never as careful as that of a custom-made case.
3. FRESH CARPETS FOR YOUR FLOORS
The time has arrived to put away the furriest rugs and opt for one made of cotton or vegetable fibers, which continuously transmit fresher than one with long hair. What if you have a wool one? Although we unconsciously associate wool with winter, wool rugs are also a good option for spring because wool, as a natural material, insulates from the cold and the heat.
4. ADD A MIRROR AND WELCOME THE LIGHT!
It is true that, with the appearance of spring, the days are longer, and the sun’s rays shine much brighter. But you will be able to multiply that light if you strategically place one mirror than another. In front of the window, on the mantelpiece, on the sofa, or even leaning against a piece of furniture. You will see what light!
5. DECORATE WITH FLOWERS
Few things are as effective if you are looking to bring spring into your home by creating green and color points with bouquets of cut flowers. You can have a lovely scent for very little money if you bet on seasonal flowers. In addition to giving color to your home, a bouquet or a centerpiece of cut flowers will provide freshness and naturally aromatic the environment.
6. AND WITH PLANTS!
In addition to flowers, you can take advantage of spring to get several resistant houseplants that become a regular part of the decoration. Now is the best time to see how they grow and thrive as temperatures rise.
7. UNCOVER THE WINDOWS AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE LIGHT
With spring, the day lengthens, and there are more hours of natural light. What less than to make the most of them! Open shutters and frills, raise the blinds, and dress the windows with air, light fabrics with a loose weave. They will give privacy without subtracting light.
8. TUNE-UP THE AIR CONDITIONING
When the heat is stifling, don’t wait until summer, tuning up your air conditioner. So the technicians have a much fuller schedule. Thoroughly clean the filters and the split grille with soap and water and check the condition of the outdoor unit. It is essential to check that the air inlets and the drain pipe are not obstructed.
9. BRING SPRING HOME WITH WALLPAPER
An excellent way to embrace spring is with colorful wallpaper. Large flowers and vibrant colors characterize spring flowers. Just put it on a wall, and you will see the attractive effect it causes. Discover the trends in wallpaper for spring and bring joy to your home.
10. PREPARE YOUR SPRING TERRACE
Check that the furniture, if it has been outdoors, is in good condition or, in the case of wood, needs a layer of oil to nourish it. Do a thorough checkup of the plants, and you can even add some more. Take the opportunity to renew a cushion with the colors or fashion motifs.
11. AND GET YOUR BALCONY READY
Take all the knickknacks off your balcony, and you’ll see how much larger it seems. Indeed, there is more than enough space for a relaxing area. A custom bench will take advantage of the space and offer you extra storage. There is plenty of furniture for small balconies and terraces.
12. IF THERE IS NO SPACE, FILL THE BALCONY WITH COLOR AND GREEN
Okay, maybe your case is extreme, and you don’t even have a small table to eat out. But yes, some plants! In addition to decorating the balcony of your house, they will bring spring into the home because instead of seeing the street, you will see plants in bloom.
13. CHECK THE CONDITION OF THE AWNING
If you have an awning, it is an excellent time to check that it works correctly and clean it thoroughly because from now on, it is when you will use it the most. Clean the arms with soapy water and do the same with the canvas. In the case of a chest-type awning, which protects the canvas, it is enough to do a complete cleaning every two or three years, depending on its condition.
14. TIME TO SAVE THE NORDIC
Before doing it, you must wash it. In this sense, check the label if you can do it at home or if you have to carry it to the dry cleaner. Lay flat and don’t store it until it’s scorched because moisture could damage it. You can do it in two ways: roll it up and store it in the same bag as the duvet cover or use vacuum bags, which by removing all the air, leave the duvet less than half full.
15. BET ON LIGHT AND FRESH BEDDING
The bed is the first thing we usually cool (and warm) with the change of season. Put away flannel duvet covers and friendly fabrics and go for those made of cotton or natural linen (with a low percentage of acrylic, they will be easier to maintain. They are calmer, pleasant to the touch, and breathable since they regulate humidity.
16. COMPLEMENT THE BED WITH A PLAID
Unwrap the bed, yes. Strip her completely, not yet. It’s not winter, but it’s not summer either, and the nights can be cool, so it doesn’t hurt to have a plaid or a mid-season blanket at the foot of the bed.
17. ALLY WITH FLORAL PRINTS
In bed, cushions, table linen, crockery, wallpaper… Bet on floral prints galore, and you’ll see how spring sneaks into your home.
18. MAKE THE CHANGE OF SEASON, BUT WITH METHOD!
And with spring came the dreaded moment of a wardrobe change. A tip: take the opportunity to do a thorough cleaning with the Kon Mari method. Stay only in the clothes you like and forget about the “just in case” or “to be at home.” The usual thing is to keep only a third of the clothes you had in the closet.
19. CLEAN OUT THE KIDS CLOSET
The little ones do not get rid of the wardrobe change either. Please take advantage of the seasonal change of clothes to put your wardrobe on a diet because with each change of season, they grow, a growth spurt, and there will be many clothes that had already outgrown them. Make a cleaning without mercy or nostalgia: what you can take advantage of for a little brother, saves it; what’s not, donate it.
20. RENEW TEXTILE ACCESSORIES
In complement to the bed, do not forget the living room. Replace the cushion covers with seasonal colors or motifs, and hibernate those cozy blankets in winter. Now is the time for light plaids and excellent blankets.
21. BRING SPRING TO THE BATHROOM ALSO
A few details will suffice to make the bathroom look like another: a small bouquet or even green – eucalyptus perfumes, gives a great sensation of freshness and, in addition, lasts a long time in good condition. Also, some decorative soaps of different colors, crystal details, or, what never fails, some brightly colored towels, like these.
22. REFRESH AND BRIGHTEN YOUR KITCHEN WITH THE RAG
It is a super easy and effective way to color your kitchen, reduce its sobriety, and flood it with good vibes. In addition, you renew your image for very little money. Warm colors, such as boilers, pinks, oranges, or purple, a color that also points strongly, will give vitality to this space in the house.
23. SEASONAL FRUIT ALSO HELP YOU
As with the bathroom, the kitchen also deserves to welcome spring. And a natural, straightforward way to aromatize the kitchen is a seasonal fruit. Gather them in a pretty fruit bowl and let them dress up in the kitchen independently.
24. LET THE VEGETATION CLIMB THE WALLS!
From framing, dry leaves, turning them into one more decorative element, to dressing the walls with sheets of pictures of plant motifs, as done in this springlike bedroom.
25. ALLY YOURSELF WITH CRYSTAL DETAILS
Vases, candle holders, demijohns –which are still in fashion–, lanterns… Crystal details convey freshness and lightness, so don’t be afraid to abuse them during spring. The tinted ones give a note of color and, in this case, this blue demijohn, an extra freshness.