Spring has officially sprung, and we couldn’t be more excited! Longer days, greener grass, blooming flowers, and warmer weather are just a few of the many things we love about this season. Being the season of “rebirth” Spring is the perfect time to update and refresh your home, which is why a spring clean has become such a well-known chore at this time of year. It’s time to open the windows, let in some fresh air, and treat a room or two to a makeover, especially if you have not tried something new for a while.
In this post, we are sharing the easiest ways to bring the spring into your home, even if you don’t have a large budget to work with. So, no matter if you want to beautify your bedroom, liven up your lounge, or make your kitchen incredibly cool, we have some tips from some of our favorite interior designers that are sure to inspire you.
Spring Home Refresh Tips
- Deep Clean: “We celebrate spring at our house with a good, thorough deep cleaning. There is no better way to usher in the warmer weather and sunshine. Crack open the windows, throw your curtains and cushion covers in the wash, dust the baseboards, and light a new candle (preferably floral or citrus-scented). Fresh flowers are also an important way we welcome spring into our home. They’re a beautiful way to bring the outside in.” —Sarai Reed
- Get organized: “This is always our first step to spring design. It’s key to clearing out all the things that have been held onto over the winter. Have you shoved one too many pillows under the bed? Do you have a stack of papers growing from the to-dos over quarantine? Get rid of clutter so you can see the beauty in your home. You may be surprised at what you uncover!” —Designer Traci Connell
- Embrace outdoor spaces: Revel in the warmer weather and make the most of whatever bit of outdoor space you have. Get out the fire pit and set up a good old-fashioned game of cornhole, which is the perfect activity for socially distant small group gatherings. Even if you only have room for one board and have to take turns when playing at home, you can also easily take this set on the go to a park.
- Swap out textiles: “The simplest way to freshen up your space is to change your soft furnishings, such as decorative pillows, curtains, and other textiles around the home.” —Designer Brenda Danso
- Get in the garden: Looking for a new home project? Why not plant flowers or veggies in your backyard; gardening is such a soothing, affordable hobby that you’ll be able to enjoy all season long. It’s never too late to develop a green thumb, so ahead and grab that trowel!
- Switch up furniture placement: “When I’m ready to start welcoming spring into my apartment, I move furniture and decor everywhere — from room to room or wall to wall. I try to be super flexible. It’s easy to get attached to one arrangement, but once you begin experimenting, the possibilities are endless. You don’t even have to buy new items if you go this route, which is something I especially appreciate because who really has the budget to refurnish their home every season? One of my favorite spring furniture moves so far, I previously had this round table in a corner of my living room, but I dragged it into the kitchen where it feels so much fresher, unexpected, and useful. Now I can work from home right in front of a window and get to enjoy the sun, too.” —Lowe Saddler
- Replace rugs: “When the sun starts to warm things up outside, I like to replace my heavy wool rugs for a breezy, casual jute or seagrass rug. It’s an easy swap and instantly lightens up the space. These rugs work in any space, too, from a historical Georgian style home to a charming beach cottage.” —Designer Jill Howard
- Trade out bedding: “In the spring, I switch my bedding to either a linen or a percale for a smoother, lighter fiber. I love a bit of glamour, so I like a fur throw in the winter, but in the spring, I do a cashmere blanket instead.” —Designer Peti Lau