Whimsical Ways to Update Your Home! The sun is shining, the flowers are beginning to blossom, and gardens are starting to take new life. That’s right, it’s time to get ready for Spring. With all of the beautiful colors and newness, it is natural to crave a bit of an update around the house. There are plenty of paint projects, DIYs, and fresh ideas to update your house for the springtime without breaking the bank in the process.
Brighten up the room with colors that pop
Things like yellow, glass, or Lucite can help your rooms pop as Spring unfolds. Sunshine yellow and clear materials let the light through to help the interiors of your house shine. Adding a sunshine or lemon yellow lamp or pillow or a table made from glass or Lucite can wake up your entire home for Spring.
Windows, Windows, Windows
Having windows in your house is a nice bonus when the weather begins to change. Consider opening them up and reducing the heavy look of the curtains to let some natural light shine in. If you find that you are seriously lacking in the window department, options like Elite windows and siding are great to look into to discuss how to make your rooms seem more open and take advantage of the natural light during the day.
Bring the garden inside
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You can add a nice breath of fresh air to your living room, bedroom, bathrooms, or kitchen with some greenery in a lovely urn or painted pot. The urn is a more modern choice as it will definitely be less expected than a flower pot. Whichever you choose to go with, bringing some of the outside indoors will have your home screaming Spring in no time.
Spice things up with a new paint job
Cover up the blues of winter and add some new colors to your interior. You could repaint your dining room chairs to have a more sunshine-like appeal. Mixing pastels or bright colors can break up the boring, muted tones and give you something new to look at as you enjoy the changing of the seasons. If you are feeling extra adventurous, paint your ceiling too…why not?
Repaint some of the stuff in the kid’s rooms
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While we are on the topic of repainting and coloring furniture, a less dramatic and more replaceable-if-things-go-wrong place to start is with furniture from your child’s room. With items that are smaller, you can make some contemporary or modern changes, without having to worry about the pressure of being perfect on more expensive pieces. You are also much more likely to get the chance to experiment with more adventurous colors and patterns as the item is going into a kid’s room anyway.
Change things up in the dining room
Try placing a big tray on the dining room table. Try setting your table to match the theme of Spring. You can create an inviting look in the room by organizing an oversized tray with dinnertime essentials like napkins, plates, and forks and accent them with some fresh flowers or candles. This is a chance to make things a bit more fun and whimsical without making a lot of major changes to the appearance of the entire house. Plus, when people come over to eat, you will get a chance to show off your new, wicked design skills.
Decorate with the lovely things from Spring
Decorate the rooms with assortments of fruits and flowers. A bowl of citrus fruits can appear really cheerful (and low cost) with a mix of some Spring flowers like tulips can really change the feel of a room. Since these things will be in season during this time of year, they will be much easier to access and cost a lot less than other fruits and flowers. Next time you go to the store, simply grab up some cheap fruits and flowers that match, and your house will feel like Spring is in the air.
Update your kitchen
Try replacing your kitchen towels with some colorful, bright, and cheerful options. This is a quick, easy, and fairly cheap way to update your kitchen. If you are feeling like branching out a bit more, add some plants and flowers to brighten things up. It is also a good idea to add some small planters in the windows and around light sources. They are not only pretty to look at and add more feelings of Spring to the house, once they have bloomed or sprouted, you can use whatever you were growing as either decoration or food. Knock out multiple birds with one stone on this trick.
Accents are important
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There has been a lot of talk about adding things to a room to make it look better for the Spring. But, there are things you can do that do not require much effort at all. Change out your throw blankets in the living room for more brightly colored ones, and they can bring a nice accent to the room. The same goes for throw pillows. Recovering, replacing, or simply swapping out the pillows at the change of the season is another subtle and easy way to add some pops of Spring to the home. If that is not enough, go for the rugs and floor mats too. The welcome mat outside your front door can give off a welcoming vibe if it fits the season (this is also a place where you can add some fun and humor to your decorating). Some of the smallest options have the ability dramatically change the feel of an entire room.
However you choose to update your home is up to you, but anything you do will be sure to add some more fun and freshness to the house as the seasons transition into Springtime. It is one of the most beautiful times of the year, so take some time to make your home an example of that.