Spring home refresh:

Ways to awaken your home with the season

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After a long winter being cooped up indoors, the arrival of spring makes us eager to welcome the outdoors inside our homes. As the weather warms up and nature comes back to life, infusing your home with springtime elements is an inviting way to celebrate the new season. Opening your windows to let in fresh breezes, decorating with greenery and flowers, and using colors and textures reminiscent of the outdoors are all popular spring home trends. These simple updates can make your indoor spaces feel more alive and connected to nature. Spring breathes new life into the world around us after winter’s slumber, so bringing the outside in is a lovely way to refresh your home and lift your spirits as warmer weather returns. Small touches that evoke the sights, scents, and ambiance of spring help your home feel lighter, brighter, and more vibrant.

OPEN THE WINDOWS

Opening the windows is one of the easiest ways to bring the feeling of spring inside your home. Letting in fresh air and natural light instantly brightens and refreshes indoor spaces.

During the winter, it’s natural to keep the windows closed to keep out drafts and cold air. But when spring arrives, take the opportunity to fling open the windows and let the sunshine and fresh breezes stream in.

Natural sunlight is uplifting and can help improve mood. It also reduces the need for artificial lighting during the daytime, saving energy. Fresh air circulates out stale indoor air and odors that can accumulate over the winter.

Make sure to open windows in multiple rooms to get good cross-ventilation. Letting breezes blow directly through the house creates an airy, outdoorsy feel.

Don’t be afraid to open the windows wide to maximize airflow. Install window screens to keep out bugs if needed. Use curtains or blinds to control sunlight and privacy.

Opening the windows is a simple, free way to instantly invigorate your home with the sights, sounds, and scents of spring. It’s an easy first step toward bringing the outside in.

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BRING IN GREENERY

Spring is the perfect time to bring the freshness of nature inside your home. One of the easiest ways to do this is by adding houseplants and fresh cut flowers.

Houseplants instantly liven up any space and purify the air. Consider getting low maintenance plants like pothos, snake plant, or ZZ plant. Place them in bright sunny spots around your home. Rotate plants that have been indoors all winter outside to give them a refresh.

Visit your local nursery and pick out some cheerful spring blooms. Tulips, daffodils, lilies, and hyacinths are classic options with wonderfully scented flowers. Cut a fresh bouquet and display it on your kitchen table, bathroom vanity, or nightstand. The gorgeous colors and sweet fragrance will remind you of spring.

Changing out the plants and flowers every week or two keeps things feeling fresh. Greenery is an instant yet simple way to bring the spirit of spring inside.

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USE PASTEL COLOURS

Incorporating soft or muted pastel tones is a great way to bring the essence of spring into your home. Pastels like light pink, mint green, pale yellow, and baby blue reflect the colors starting to bloom outside.

Use pastel paint colors or wallpapers to give your rooms a fresh, airy update. We love the muted natural tones offered by Farrow and Ball – and the fact that their factory is just down the road from us! You can also switch out pillows, throws, lampshades and other accessories around your home – cushions with different fabrics on each side can help with this switch without the extra spend. Check out our bespoke cushion service to choose your seasonal switch ups. 

Light fabrics like linen, cotton, and chiffon can lend a breezy springtime vibe to curtains, tablecloths, and upholstery. If you have heavy drapes or dark furniture, try offsetting them with gossamer pastel accents. The soft colors will make the space feel more open and full of light.

Incorporating pastels is an easy way to give your home a fresh, cheerful update. The muted tones evoke images of flower petals, blue skies, and other hallmarks of spring. Let the colors inspire you to open your windows to the sunshine and breezes outside. 

DISPLAY NATURAL TEXTURES

Incorporating natural textures into your home decor is an easy way to bring the essence of spring indoors. Opt for rustic woods, wicker, rattan, and other organic materials to add an earthy, outdoorsy feel.

Some ideas for displaying natural textures in your home:

  • Use wood accents like a rustic coffee table, console table, shelves or wall decor. Distressed, reclaimed wood has lots of natural character.

  • Add wicker baskets or hampers for storage. Wicker has an airy, breezy look.

  • Bring in rattan and bamboo furnishings like chairs, benches or side tables. The woven texture feels tropical.

  • Incorporate jute or sisal rugs and mats for an underfoot touch of nature.

  • Display vases and bowls made from natural materials like ceramic, wood, or woven fibers.

  • Use cotton, linen or other natural fiber fabrics for curtains, pillows and other soft furnishings.

The tactile quality of natural textures connects us to the outdoors. Surround yourself with organic materials this spring to create a relaxing, welcoming space.

Natural candles, fresh flowers and vintage books sit on top of a wicker picnic basket on a picnic rug. In the front of the picture sits a bowl of cherries and a tray of repurposed glassware and alcohol drinks. A gorgeous zero-waste picnic.

ADD OUTDOOR ACCENTS

One way to bring the feeling of spring inside is by incorporating outdoor accents into your home decor. Items like outdoor pillows, lanterns, and wind chimes can infuse your indoor spaces with a sense of the outdoors.

Outdoor pillows come in bright, cheerful colors and patterns that evoke the season. Look for pillows in sunny yellows, verdant greens, or even floral prints. Place a few on your sofa, chairs, or porch to add a pop of color.

Hanging lanterns also lend a sense of the outdoors. Opt for lanterns in fresh white, galvanized metal, or even ones enclosed in glass that can hold real candles. Place lanterns on side tables, hang them from ceilings, or line your front walkway to greet guests.

The gentle tinkling of wind chimes can instantly transport you to a warm spring day. Wind chimes come in all different shapes, sizes, and materials. Opt for chimes in light wood, shells, or metal that will complement your decor. Hang them near open windows where a breeze can pass through and activate the chimes.

Incorporating accents like these into your home is an easy way to infuse indoor spaces with the sights, scents, and sounds of spring.

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INCORPORATE WATER ELEMENTS

Adding water features to your home is a great way to bring the essence of spring indoors. The sight and sound of moving water evokes the awakening of nature in springtime.

Small indoor fountains are an easy way to add a water element. The gentle burbling or splashing sounds are soothing and peaceful. Place a small tabletop fountain in an entryway, living room, or bedroom to create a relaxing ambiance.

Outdoor water features like bird baths can also be enjoyed from indoors if placed near windows. Watching birds play in a bath is an entertaining way to connect with nature. The activity will draw your eye outside and remind you of the revitalization of spring.

Positioning a bird bath near a window or door also allows you to hear the splashing sounds from inside. The pleasant noises will make you feel immersed in the season.

a beautiful stream with water flowing around rocks and autumn trees all around

USE OF SPRING FRAGRANCE

The fresh scents of spring are an easy way to bring the outdoors inside your home. Consider using floral or citrus fragrances to evoke the smells of the season.

  • Place a bouquet of fresh flowers like tulips, daffodils or hyacinths on your kitchen or dining table. The subtle fragrance will fill the room.

  • Use essential oils like lemon, orange, lavender or jasmine to scent your home naturally. Add a few drops to an oil diffuser or mix with water in a spray bottle and mist over linens and curtains.

  • Fill a decorative bowl with lemons, oranges or limes and place in a high traffic area like an entryway. The bright citrus will perfume the air.

  • Burn citrus or floral scented candles to scent a room. Be sure to blow them out if leaving the room. We would recommend our our Spring edition scent to really fill a room with freshness.

  • Simmer a potpourri mix of dried citrus peels, flowers and herbs on the stove. Try combinations like lemon peel, lavender buds and rosemary.

Incorporating natural floral and citrus fragrances is an easy way to make your home smell like spring has sprung. We would always advise on using 100% natural ways to fragrance your home so look out for those synthetic chemicals all too often found in may home scent products. 

DECLUTTER & CLEAN

Spring is the perfect time for a deep clean and declutter of your home. After being cooped up all winter, opening up your home feels fresh and renewing. Take advantage of the sunny spring days by opening up all your windows and letting fresh air inside.

Start by doing a deep clean of every room – move furniture and thoroughly vacuum, wipe down walls, wash windows, shampoo rugs. Pay special attention to places that accumulate dust over the winter like baseboards, ceiling fans, window treatments, and under furniture.

Next, go through each room and declutter. Be ruthless about getting rid of things you no longer need or use. Go through your closets, drawers, pantries, and storage areas. Donate or recycle anything you can bear to part with. Organize what remains so everything has a designated place. Purging clutter helps create a peaceful, tranquil environment.

The beginning of spring is a chance to reset after winter hibernation. An organized, deeply cleaned home provides a fresh canvas and head start for the season ahead.

As the weather warms and spring arrives, there are many great ways to bring the essence of the outdoors inside your home. Opening the windows lets in fresh air and sunlight. Greenery like houseplants or cut flowers add life. Pastel colors evoke budding flowers and clear skies. Natural textures such as wicker or linen connect to the earth. Outdoor accents like garden stools or nature prints remind you of spring. The soothing sound of water from a tabletop fountain is calming. Fresh floral scents transport you to the outdoors. Decluttering and cleaning creates space for renewal.

In summary, incorporating elements that reflect the sights, sounds, scents, and feel of spring is an uplifting way to celebrate the changing of the seasons. As winter fades, preparing your home to embrace spring will lift your spirits and reconnect you to nature’s rebirth. With simple touches and a spirit of renewal, you can bring the essence of spring inside your home.

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