28 April 2014

Lightening Up Your Home After a Long Winter


I don't know what it's been like where you live, but it's been a long winter around these parts. We're still waiting for it to warm up, but thankfully the snow patches have finally melted away. Slowly but surely.


All in all, I've found it a bit more difficult to get motivated this year in terms of bringing in spring to our home and lightening up from winter. You'd think it would be the opposite. Warm blankets still seem like a necessity right now, and there have been very few days where it's been warm enough to crack the windows open. However, April is quickly drawing to an end and I think it's finally time to get in gear for this next season.

A few great ways to tackle this:

  • I'm going to Organize & Purge. I did some of this earlier this year when I was doing the January Cure. That being said, there's still some areas in our home that need some help. If you look, you'll always find something you can purge. 
  • I'm going to get my spring cleaning on. Yes, after a long winter it is essential to give the house a deep clean. I'll more than likely stick to this list {give or take a few things}: Spring Cleaning 101. It's really quite lovely how much a deep clean can make your home feel completely refreshed. 
  • Make a bedding swap. It's time to put away the heavy linens. Lighten up in weight & colour too. If there's still a chill in the air leave out an extra blanket or two.
  • Add some sort of "pop" through pattern or colour. Perhaps investing in one new thing, like a patterned or colourful pillow for your sofa or bed, a lighter throw blanket, etc. You can also do this through accessories like vases, bowls, and even books. You don't have to go wild, it can be through the little things. Remember, little things can make a big difference. First things first, always shop the house. 


  • Change things up in your house. Sometimes refreshing your home merely consists of rearranging. Perhaps by rearranging the furniture in your living room or bedroom, or moving photos and/or art around to different rooms. You can also try using current items you have in different ways; for instance, placing a dresser in an entry for extra storage. Doing any of these things can completely refresh your home and even make it feel like a whole new space. So don't be afraid to swap the lamp that's in your bedroom with the one that's in the front hall. Try it, you may like it. Best of all, rearranging doesn't cost a thing! 
  • Lastly, bring in something living. Whether it's a nice bouquet of flowers every now and then, a house plant of some kind, or some herbs on the windowsill. A little green can really help bring some life to any room.

Just a few simple ways you can refresh your home for spring.
What are some ways you lighten up your home after a long winter?




2 comments:

  1. I need to do this so badly! After a long winter, it's feeling drearier and dirtier than it should!

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