Spring is the ideal season to freshen your home. It represents new growth and transformation, making it the perfect time to redecorate. The best part? You can add spring home décor without spending a lot of time and money. Our friends at American Home Shield put together 10 simple ways to help you freshen up your home with affordable spring decorations.
1. Ditch the dreary
Although the desert’s prime season starts in the fall, there may be some items that remind you of fall and winter. It’s time to put away any remnants of seasons gone by so you can replace with something brighter and more cheerful.
2. Perk up your color palette
Yellow is the main color when it comes to decorating for spring. However, you can brighten your home substantially by adding any “pop” of color to your décor. Consider adding a bowl of lemons or other citrus to the kitchen counter, or disperse brightly-colored accessories throughout the house. Want to make even an even bigger visual impact? Create a spring-inspired accent wall or renew an outdated piece of furniture with a few coats of some brightly colored paint.
3. Don’t forget about white: It’s simple, fresh, and crisp
If you are hesitant to go too bold with the colors in your home, don’t worry. Nothing says fresh like white. Consider swapping out any darker colors on items like your bedding, curtains, and even hand towels, with light, bright, and white, replacements.
4. Liven up the living area
Make a huge impact with little effort by switching out your throw pillows. Rather than focusing on what matches your furniture, focus on what will brighten your mood at the end of a long day at work.
5. Disperse spring centerpieces throughout the house
It’s impossible to talk about spring home décor without mentioning spring centerpieces. Whether it’s a large bouquet in a brightly colored vase on the dining room table, or a small succulent garnishing a white decorative tray in the home office, floral embellishments are a “can’t miss” when it comes to spring decorations.
6. Give your table some tweaks
Table runners are always a neat way to reflect the season. Did you know you can turn them 90 degrees to make place mats fit for two? You can also add a little oomph by channeling your inner artist and drawing on solid-colored napkins with fabric markers and spring-inspired stencils.
7. Indulge in natural light
Homes in the desert usually take advantage of our region’s abundant natural light. Play off this to brighten your spaces – literally – by letting in more light. One trend is to have “naked windows” in your home. If that’s a little too drastic, consider incorporating treatments that can easily be opened or pulled back during the day. After all, natural light has plenty of benefits for your well-being and your pocketbook.
8. Add some fresh scents
The spring refresh doesn’t stop with visuals. Be sure to indulge your sense of smell, too! Incorporate scents reminiscent of your favorite spring elements — or simply fresh scents that will enhance your rejuvenated spaces.
9. Incorporate outside elements
Can you think of a more powerful, poetic sign of rebirth than by incorporating eggshells, birds’ nests, and tree branches? Incorporating these elements inside your home is all the rage. Just make sure they have been vacated by their former inhabitants (ahem, the birds) before you uproot them and make them a part of your own living spaces.
10. Think outside the box – and your house
Thinking of spreading the spring love beyond the indoors? Go for it! Spruce up your front porch with a new doormat or spring wreath. Add cute planters around your garage or entry way. Throw a couple of bright pillows on your patio furniture. The possibilities are endless!
Consider adding a little maintenance to your spring to-do list as well to ensure every aspect of your house says, “Welcome Home.” And speaking of home, consider making a home warranty with American Home Shield part of your spring to-do list, too, especially if you are selling or buying a home. They have options that can help keep you covered.
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