It’s still winter here in the Triangle… but not for long! Warmer weather is on its way, and that means it’s almost time for spring decorating. Whether you’re thinking of selling in the coming season, or you just want to freshen up your home a bit, bringing the new season inside can breathe life into a tired winter home.
Simple Spring Decorating to Transform Your Home
You don’t have to go all out! Spring colors, fresh blooms, and some new scents can go a long way to really transforming a home. Here are some more recommendations for spring decorating.
Start with spring cleaning
All right, so cleaning isn’t as fun as decorating. But one of the most straightforward ways to make a big home improvement is with some simple cleaning and decluttering. The fresh new season is the perfect time to go through your belongings to separate out the things you use from those you don’t—and pare down on your things a bit.
Rearrange some furniture
Has your living room layout been the same for a while? When was the last time you really thought about your bedroom setup? Step back and take a look at how else you might be able to organize a particular room—then start moving. You’d be surprised how much difference a little rearranging can make; you might feel like you’re living in a whole new home!
Try some fresh paint
A fresh coat of paint can work wonders on a room. Start with areas that have particularly dark or heavy colors, or those that might be in need of an update, and focus on keeping colors light and neutral. Don’t think you’re limited to off-whites and beiges, though. Neutrals can actually stretch across a pretty wide spectrum, so you’ve got more options than you think.
Switch to lighter fabrics
With the weather (almost) getting warmer, it’s about time to start shelving heavy or dark winter blankets and swapping them out for lighter and brighter bedding or blankets. And don’t think this change is limited to bedrooms—living room pillows or throws can also be exchanged for pastels or brights.
Add some bright colors
Spring is all about bright, fresh colors, so bring some into your home! While you probably won’t want to paint an entire room bright pink or robin’s egg blue, bringing in a few patches or accents of these colors can really work wonders. That might be something as simple as adding a vase or centerpiece, or as extravagant as painting dining chairs.
Bring the outdoors inside
This tip couldn’t be any easier! Fresh flowers (cut or potted) or green plants bring a sense of freshness and airiness into a home. Plus, studies have shown that greenery can help improve the air quality of a home—and might even increase overall quality of life, too.
And don’t forget the sun!
With the spring comes plenty of sunshine (and longer days). Welcome all that light inside by keeping those blinds open and the curtains and drapes pulled back. And once the temperatures start to rise, open those windows and let the fresh air in, too!
Find Your Spring at the Walk at East Village!
An even better way to bring a fresh new feel into a home? Buy a fresh new home! If you’re thinking of retiring to the Triangle, we’d love to tell you all about why the Walk at East Village is the premier retirement lifestyle of North Carolina—and welcome you to your new home here. Contact us today to get started!