Freshen Up Your Home for Spring

Easy tips for a rejuvenated space

As the Saskatchewan winter chill slowly fades away and the first signs of spring start to peek through, it's the perfect time to breathe new life into your home. After months of hunkering down indoors, a fresh start for your living space can do wonders for your mood and energy. Whether you're a seasoned decorator or just looking for some simple changes, here are some easy tips to freshen up your home for the vibrant days of spring.

Let’s get organized in here
Spring cleaning isn't just a cliché—It's a time-honored tradition for a reason. Start by decluttering each room, getting rid of items you no longer need or use. Clear out closets, drawers, and shelves. Not only does this create physical space, but it also gives your mind a sense of clarity and organization. Consider donating gently used items to local charities or having a yard sale to pass them on to others who might appreciate them.

Bring the outdoors in
Nothing says spring like a bouquet of fresh flowers. Treat yourself to a weekly bouquet of seasonal blooms like tulips, daffodils, or hyacinths. If you have a green thumb, consider adding some houseplants to your space. They not only brighten up the room but also improve air quality and bring a sense of nature indoors. Succulents, snake plants, and peace lilies are great options for beginners.

Out with the old
Consider rotating your wall art or adding new pieces to reflect the changing season. Nature-inspired art, landscapes, or abstract pieces with vibrant colours can create a springtime ambiance. You can also change up smaller décor items like vases, candles, or decorative bowls. Look for pieces with playful patterns or colours that evoke the freshness of spring.

Breathe it in
Scent is a powerful sense tied to memory and mood. Consider adding a spring-inspired fragrance to your home with candles, diffusers, or fresh herbs. Scents like lavender, citrus, or eucalyptus can bring a refreshing and uplifting vibe to any room.

Let there be light
As the days get longer, take advantage of natural light. Open up curtains and blinds to let the sunshine flood in. Not only does natural light make a space feel larger and more inviting, but it also has mood-boosting benefits. If privacy isn't an issue, consider keeping windows bare to maximize light exposure.

Mix it up
One of the easiest ways to change the look of a room is by swapping out pillows and throws. In winter, we tend to go for warmer, heavier fabrics in darker tones. For spring, choose lighter, brighter colours and lighter fabrics like cotton or linen. Floral patterns or pastel hues can instantly transform the feel of a room, making it feel more airy and inviting.

Whites and brights
Swap out heavy winter bedding for lighter options. Opt for crisp cotton sheets and a lightweight duvet or quilt. Lighter colours like whites, pastels, or soft blues can create a serene and relaxing atmosphere. Don't forget to switch out kitchen and bathroom towels for fresh ones as well. Bonus points for hanging them outside to dry in the spring breeze!

Get outside
If you have outdoor areas like a balcony, patio, or garden, now is the time to spruce them up. Clean off outdoor furniture, add some colourful cushions, and perhaps even plant some flowers or herbs. Creating an inviting outdoor space extends your living area and gives you a cozy spot to enjoy the fresh spring air.

By incorporating these simple tips, you can transform your home into a bright and rejuvenating space that welcomes the season of renewal. Whether you tackle one room at a time or go for a full spring makeover, these small changes can make a big difference in how you feel in your home. Embrace the Saskatchewan springtime and let your home reflect the beauty of the season! 

Photos: Pure Salt Interiors