Your Home for Spring
Top 10 Ways to Make Over Your Home for Spring
Warmer weather calls for a change in your home's decor. Update your home by bringing in sheer fabrics, pretty florals,
and garden elements. Browse the "Top 10" ways to make over your decor for Spring!
1. Lighten Up!
Do you have velvet drapes or a heavy corduroy sofa? Spring is the time to change them out for lighter looking alternatives.
Remove the drapes and replace them with airy sheers. Slipcover the sofa or chairs with paler tones or florals.
2. Rethink the Rugs
Wonderfully cozy area rugs look just right in winter. But when the temperature rises it may be time to roll them up and replace them for summer with sisal or cotton rugs in light, cool colors. (Summer is also be a good time to have heavy rugs cleaned or repaired.)
3. Orient Toward a View
If your furniture is centered in front of a fireplace, think about ways to rearrange the look for summer. Change the focal point away from the mantel to a view of a garden, placing the conversation grouping to take advantage of the garden scene just outside.
4. Create an Inviting Porch
Summer living often moves out to a porch or deck, but even if your home does not have these amenities you can get the look and feel of a porch inside.
Introduce a few garden chairs, accessories, and floral fabrics into a family room, for example. You’ll get the feel of the outdoors every time you’re in the room.
5. Store the Silks
Remove dusty silk flower arrangements from your rooms and store them away for a few months. Instead, bring in fresh green plants, flowering pots, or elegant orchids. These lively touches can breathe life into winter-weary spaces.
Time to rework your accessories and makeover your shelves. Clean winter dust off the shelves and begin to
replace objects with an eye toward keeping the look light. Bring out your floral china or white ironstone, set up a
collection of pitchers or glass, and include plants and picture frames as well.
7. Think Sheer
Sheer curtains, sheer tablecloths, sheer bedskirts, and pillows – all of these say “summer” louder than almost any other element. Look for plain, embroidered, or printed sheer designs that complement your interiors.
8. De-Clutter Now
Look for organizing solutions for your home. Any spot that is overcrowded or unorganized can drain your energies as it swallows objects and fill your life with clutter. A visit to a home store can yield products to contain clutter wherever it exists.
9. Clean out the Fireplace
Now is the perfect time to sweep away the ashes of winter fires and start fresh. Fill your firebox with silk plants,
an arrangement of candles, or an attractive display of beautiful birch logs. Or, cover the box with an attractive
folding screen decoupaged with summer florals.
10. Sweep Off the Steps
Bring the look of summer to your front door by cleaning up the area. Wash the door and windows and touch up the paint if needed. Hang a silk flower wreath on the front door too.
If you have a large porch you may also have room for pots of colorful spring flowers.