10 Ways to Brighten Your Home For Spring
If you’re as excited for spring as we are, you’re probably looking around for ways to bring the beauty of the outdoors into your home. Because while the great outdoors are—well—great, you shouldn’t have to spend every waking moment outside to get the most out of the season. There’s nothing more refreshing than discovering new ways to brighten up your home, so check out these ten cheery ideas.
1. Switch to a brighter window treatment
You may be tempted to open every window in your home, but if your allergies are active, you may have to wait a while. In the meantime, make the most of your windows by updating the curtains and shutters. Opt for some light, airy curtains or use plantation shutters to add substance to a window without darkening your room’s biggest asset.
2. Bring home some orchids
Orchids are a fabulous springtime flower that doesn’t create the mess of lilies and other plants. Plus, these elegant plants have an excellent lifespan when well cared for.
3. Install custom door and drawer pulls
Door and drawer pulls may seem minute, but you know what they say: it’s all in the details! Finding some cute hardware can add some color and whimsy to a space without going overboard.
4. Discover turquoise
Turquoise seems to be popping up everywhere these days—and with good reason! The color is as refreshing as it is trendy. Make turquoise front and center in one of the kids’ rooms or just use it to brighten up a living area.
5. Get mirror crazy
We all know that mirrors can brighten up a room, but have you tested that theory? Try pushing a room’s capacity for mirrors. It can probably handle more than you think!
6. Create wall hangings from scratch
It’s ok if you’re not the DIY type: original wall hangings don’t have to be labor intensive. Just try rethinking the function of a beautiful object. Anything with a flat surface can go on the wall—even things without one if you’re determined enough! Antique plates, for example, can make great décor.
7. Find accents that pop
A room can go from neutral to zesty with the right accents. Try picking a classic springtime color like yellow, pink, or green, and pick up a few coordinated accents in the color. It packs a bigger punch than you might expect.
8. Go retro
Remember retro appliances that came in every color under the sun? Well, they still exist, and you can find them brand new!
9. Paint with soothing blues
Sure, you can see the sky from the windows, but why stop there? Bring the sky indoors by add your favorite tint of blue to an accent wall.
We’ve all gone through it—spring cleaning. Sure, it can be a hassle, but don’t you just feel amazing when it’s over? De-cluttering is important, but don’t forget to show your closets and cabinets some love too. Reorganizing storage areas can have a surprising impact on your mood.