Winter is over! As we start making our way to warmer weather and longer days, this is the perfect time to start de-cluttering from your hibernation to prepare for the season. If you're looking for ideas on how to open up your space, follow along for our Spring décor tips to help you welcome the sun!
One of the quickest and easiest ways to lighten up your interior is to look to your bedding! Opt for lightweight fabrics and brighter colours to get that spring refresh you're craving. Removing heavy duvets and replacing them with a lighter blanket really lifts the feeling in your bedroom, preparing you for the warmer weather both physically and mentally. Don't stop at the sheets though; be sure to switch out your pillowcases and decorative pillows with breezy colours in order to stay with the theme and make a huge impact on the room.
After the months of snow, rain, and freezing temperatures, we are all looking forward to seeing a little more greenery! Why not take the first step and celebrate spring by bringing a few fresh plants indoors to breathe some life into a room? Plants are the perfect accessory to introduce a bit of nature; breathing fresh air into a room, while also creating a spa-like feel. Succulents, especially, have been seeing a lot of attention thanks to their ease of care as well as their spring-like dusty shades of greens, grays, and purples. However, feel free to experiment with all sorts of houseplants or fresh flower arrangements.
Switching up the layout of a room has proven to lift moods, provide satisfaction, and instil a sense of effectiveness. Even something as simple as adjusting the artwork can instantly change the look of a room, making it feel open and new. Try pushing some of your furniture away from the wall to make your space seem bigger, allowing yourself room to breathe. This can have an especially relaxing effect on a space that you had previously made dark, small, and cozy for winter.
Spring is all about vibrant colours, with bulbs poking through the grass before blooming back to life after a long winter. Mirror this in your home with small pops of bright hues throughout your space! Add a jolt of refreshing spring colour by switching out plain lampshades on a table or floor lamp for a brighter option. Fresh, inexpensive sisal or hooked cotton rugs for porches and hallways help to add an element of spring perfectly, and you can keep these rugs out for the summer months too; keeping the space lighter. Of course, one of our favourite recommendations is the addition of bright coloured throw pillows. Welcome the warmer weather with some fun plant-themed pillows; they'll not only bring up the colour in the space but can also reflect the real plant-life you have inside your home without being too matchy-matchy.
It is definitely time to start reassessing our home decor needs now as we emerge from the warm, dark rooms we created over the harsh winter months. Spring is all about warming weather, fresh air, and rebirth; giving us an opportunity to change our outlook! Making a few small adjustments, adding some colours, and bringing nature indoors are all great steps towards reflecting the spirit of this warmer season. For more tips and tricks be sure to check out Marina Homes' blog series!