Change is as good as a holiday, and spring has traditionally been the season for change. A thorough clean and a sprucing up around the home for the start of spring after a long winter can be a great way to lift your spirits, and it doesn’t need to cost a fortune either.
Here are 5 quick and budget-friendly ways to freshen up your home for spring.
1. Add Some Greenery to Your Home
This is probably one of the quickest and easiest things you can do to add life to your home. Adding a few indoor plants, particularly flowering plants, means you’re getting some freshness into the home while adding some color. They require little maintenance and a few plants can go a long way.
There are so many different styles of pots and hanging baskets that you’re almost spoilt for choice here. Fill the void of an empty corner or table with a green, leafy indoor plant.
2. Change Up Your Lighting Inside and Out
Get rid of those inefficient warm white incandescent and halogen bulbs and opt for some daylight LED lightbulbs. Go around the house updating your lighting and making it work for your space. Don’t limit yourself to the inside either. Head out to the garden or patio and make use of solar-powered lights to illuminate your pathways or patios.
3. Get a New Set of Bedding
New sheets are one of life’s greatest pleasures. If you have a bigger budget, you could even consider a new mattress. In this readwrite.com post, they look at some of the best mattresses available, but you don’t even have to go that far. A set of good quality bedding not only adds some new colors to your bedroom and sleeping area but also refreshes it for a great night’s sleep.
4. Add a Lick of Paint to the Place
We’re not even talking about repainting full walls. Simply repainting your skirting boards and other small details around the house can really make them feel new and refreshed. If you have some more time and want to make the biggest difference though, it’s time to break out the paint rollers, choose a wonderful shade of spring yellow, and get painting!
5. Do That Maintenance You’ve Been Avoiding
Replace the doorknobs, change out the cracked tile in the kitchen and fix the leaking faucet in the bathroom. Spend some time with your toolbox going room to room just fixing all those small niggles that have been accumulating and getting neglected over time.
Just doing some small maintenance jobs around the house can have a knock-on effect of making the place feel refreshed and new. Combine this with adding some new paint and you’ll have a winner!
6. Add Color Everywhere!
Adding hints and pieces of subtle color around the house, particularly the warm summer color palettes of oranges and yellows will fill your home with warmth to rival the spring sun. Opt to add a new vase here or an ornament there, change the covers on your couch cushions, buy a new crockery or dinner service, or any other of the countless ways you can add more color. It’s a quick and easy way to brighten up a freshly spring-cleaned room or area.
Emerging from a cold, dark winter when spring is sprung can be a mental awakening, and getting behind the season change by sprucing up the house can make an even more dramatic change and set the right mood for the rest of the warmer months. Spend some time and a bit of money getting your house ready to welcome back the sun.