As the warm weather starts to roll in and winter becomes a thing of the past, it is a great time of the year to give your home a little TLC and a fresh new look to enter the season. While heavy knitted blankets and dark colours may have kept your abode cosy during the colder months, light fabrics and little tweaks to your decor scheme can get your home ready for spring.
Let’s take a look at some easy ways in which you can give your home a fresh new look this spring.
Start In The Living Room
Think about where you and your family spend most of your free time. The answer will probably be the living room. When altering your lounge you will find that even the smallest change can make a big difference in the way your space looks and feels. Your lounge will set the tone for the rest of your abode, so ensure that you think carefully about the style you want to portray.
Quickly update the room by moving some furniture around and invest in some new throws and accent pillows, in lighter and brighter fabrics. You could even change your curtains and blinds. These small tweaks will instantly uplift the room.
Next The Kitchen
The kitchen is often referred to as the heart of the home, as family and friends gather here to enjoy meals and socialise. Firstly start by cleaning all the countertops and appliances. Next go through your fridge and pantry, getting rid of items you no longer use and throwing out what has expired. This will create more space in your kitchen, which will give it an open and inviting feel.
Now For The Bedrooms
Your bedroom should be a sanctuary where you can relax after a long day. If you still have your winter linen, curtains and other dark fabrics draped around - the space could feel stuffy and uncomfortable. Rather opt for light neutrals in summary linen and cotton.
Organise, clean and air out your closet. Forget the mothballs and place satchels of lavender in your drawers for a nicer smelling alternative. This is also the perfect time to swap back to a summer wardrobe and get rid of clothes that don't fit or are out of fashion. You can go a step further by taking woven baskets or wardrobe dividers to create a more cohesive look. Another neat thing you can do to upgrade the look of your closet is to paint the doors with chalk paint, for a pop of colour.
Some Extra Improvements
A great way to breathe new life into your home is to introduce some nature into your space. Select a few plants that would do well indoors and place them around your house. On top of a bookshelf, in the corner of a room or on top of your mantel. Remember to position your greenery in a place where they will get the right amount of light.
Another simple way to give your home a makeover is to swap out old hardware and fixtures for something a bit more current. Change framed photos for new shots of a recent family vacation and hang up new art on the walls.
Giving your home a fresh new look this spring does not have to costs thousands of Rands or take a lot of time. By making a few small changes here and there you can overhaul your living space to accommodate the warmer months to come. Contact RE/MAX Masters today and get more insights on the home owning process.
Author RE/MAX Masters