After spending several cold months indoors, everyone’s home could use a little boost to make it look fresh and festive for spring. With some minor touch ups, simple decor changes, and a plan to tackle clutter, your home will blossom as the warmer weather approaches, giving you and your family an extra pep in your step as they make their way out of hibernation!
Touch-up some high-traffic areas in your home with a coat of fresh paint. True Value states that, “Maintaining the rich color and smooth finish of your home’s interior doesn’t mean you have to repaint the whole room to fix the dents, dings, scratches and marks that can, over time, mar your walls’ surfaces. By using the proper technique and the right color, you can touch up select spots of your wall paint, and keep your walls looking flawless and freshly painted.” They go on the provide some helpful touch-up tips for cleaning, priming, repairing and painting select areas within your home, without having to repaint an entire room.
If you do decide to repaint your home instead of just touching-up select spots, consider renting a self-storage unit in your area to store your belongings. With various sizes designed to fit any budget, finding a small unit to place items will help you avoid the stress that comes with ensuring your furniture and decor is out of the way while renovating.
Pops of Color
Bring some new color schemes into your home decor, introducing bright, complimentary touches that are certain to make a room pop. Lexi Westergard of HGTV states in 20 Ways to Make a Neutral Space Pop with Color that, “Grounding a room in a neutral palette gives your eye a place to rest, while purposeful pops of color move the eye throughout the room to find new and interesting elements”.
Pick a bold color, as well as some secondary colors that flatter your new color scheme, to place
throughout rooms, using decorative pillows, throw blankets, candle holders, or wall art. If you are working with a tight budget, visit your local second hand store, where beautiful, offbeat, decor pieces are sometimes placed, providing you with some unique decor items at a discounted price.
We all tend to become pack-rats during the winter months, making a spring-cleaning necessary as the season changes. In order to give yourself a fresh start, begin tackling the clutter you have accrued by sorting through and re-organizing belongings to give your home a more spacious feel. If there are items you know you will need in the future, but truly don’t have the space for, consider placing them in a storage unit for safe keeping. You can rotate items from there to your home and back as you need them, giving you more room at home for the items you need each and every day.
Once you’ve cleared out items and given yourself more space, Country Living’s 32 Ways To Freshen Every Room For Spring will help you deep clean each and every room of your house. They even provide a checklist you can use to make sure you don’t miss a thing!
“The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also.” -Harriet Ann Jacobs