Spring has sprung, and whereas most of us would usually be taking the opportunity to spend more time outdoors, many of us are set to be stuck in our homes far more often than we would potentially like due to being in self-isolation. Instead of letting this situation be a drag, why not take this opportunity to spruce up your home? Not only will it give you something to do, but it’ll ensure that, even if you are stuck indoors, you’ll be in beautiful surroundings.
With that in mind, here are some neat ideas for sprucing up your home this spring…
Brighten the place up
While winter is all about rich, dark, and cosy colours, spring is all about bright, bold and fresh hues. So, if you’re looking for an easy way to spruce your home up during coronavirus self-isolation, you could do a lot worse than to swap out the dark winter blankets, throws, cushions and curtains and replace them with pretty pastels and fresh bold primaries instead. Greens, yellows, sky blues and other nature-inspired colours will be particularly good at lifting your spirits during this time.
Have fun with flowers
Flowers and a good mood go hand in hand, and it’s easy to brighten the place up with a few simple arrangements. Whether you place a bunch of daffodils in the kitchen, a bouquet of roses in the bedroom or some spring blooms in the living room, they will lift your spirits and fill up the space with wonderful aromas. If you can’t buy any flowers at the moment, bring some in from the garden and make your own rustic arrangement — it’ll give you a project to work on as well as sprucing up the place.
Hang fun photos
Why not print and frame fun family photos from sunny holidays past? It’ll help you create a new look for your home and remind you of fun times in the sun, which will help to brighten up you time in self-solation.
Clean the windows
It’s such a simple thing, but giving the windows a good clean, so that they’re more sparkling than ever before, is a great way to spruce up your home for spring, not least because it will give you a much clearer view of the flowers that are beginning to bloom, the trees that are starting to sprout their leaves and best of all, the beautiful birds that are starting to come out in public more often. In fact, be sure to hang a few birdfeeders in the garden, so you can guarantee a colourful show right on your doorstep too.
Switch to spring-scented candles
Chances are your winter candles were all pumpkin-spiced and cinnamon heavy, which is exactly what you want when it’s cold and dark outside. But, now it’s spring and that means it’s all about fresh floral and citrus scents like lemongrass and ginger or cherry blossom and Fuschia. So, switch out your candles and start getting in the spring mood.
If you’re stuck at home, it might just be the perfect time to declutter your home and make more space for family living this spring. Once you’ve gotten rid of your junk, give everything a good hard spring clean and your space will be more enjoyable than ever.
Make time to make your home beautiful this spring!