Invite the Rejuvenating Essence of Spring into Your Home
As the cold weather makes way for the heralds of spring, the days are getting longer and brighter. Mother Nature reveals its gentler side, and this brings forth many overarching changes. This is a good time to take a look at a blossoming outdoors, and get inspired. So, take action in order to spruce up the property, add visual bliss and indulge your senses. To make the most of the striking metamorphosis, play a mesmerizing symphony of colors, scents, textures and patterns.
Capturing the spirit of spring
Spring is the time of transition and rebirth. Among other things, it gives us a strong incentive to declutter our homes. The chaos from our living environment can easily spill over into our mind and cause distraction and sense of being overwhelmed. Thus, to welcome the season of renewal, go through your storage and get rid of anything that is only good for collecting dust.
Moreover, tone it down on collectibles and memorabilia. Showcase only your favorite pieces and store others away. Know that a few well-placed, eye-catching accessories do the trick just fine. Put natural treasure like pebbles, branches, and shells on display as inexpensive yet impactful décor. Along similar lines, botanical patterns, floral prints, and pastel tones should dominate your interior.
Strive to surround yourself with the things you love and when trying to make a statement, go for single-block shades that resemble springtime flowers and plants. Feel free to mix and match blues, greens, and yellows: These hues work well together and welcome each other with a gentle embrace. On the other hand, contrasting shades can be used to add drama and accomplish a bold wow effect.
A fresh start
Next, do the good old cleaning. Do not settle for broom clean, and rub until you see the sparkles. Start with the windows and get rid of thick drapes and curtains while you are at it: You do not want anything obstructing the flood of natural light and fresh air. In addition, use a clean cloth to polish the glass and enjoy the dazzling shine.
Add some greenery with potted plants and use them as natural air purifiers. Seasonal blooms and flowers are perfect for adorning kitchens, bedrooms or living rooms. Arrange a bunch of tulips in a large jug and announce the advent of spring with vibrant colors. Go an extra mile with a potager, a small kitchen garden. This is a chance to own a tiny natural sanctuary and have fresh herbs and vegetables always within reach.
Summon some fragrance with lavender oil, scented candles and essential oil. Perfume paper lines come in handy in wardrobes, drawers, closets and chests. They set a nice scene for your senses to soak in the spring sensation. Furthermore, give your rooms a lift by adding designs cushions and rugs. Replace heavy oriental and wool rugs and incorporate pops of color. A striking flatweave runner rug is one of my personal favorites when it comes to designing spring-friendly interior.
Note that nothing says “spring” like natural materials. Think in terms of natural-fiber mats, rattan storage boxes, unfinished wooden frames, etc. At last, those with a nice yard should strive to establish a seamless connection with it, and put together a comfortable patio area. Let sliding glass doors be the only thing that stands in the way of the great outdoors and make the most of the thrilling indoor-outdoor lifestyle. There is no better time to turn the new leaf and make a positive change in life.
Spring into action
The best way to celebrate the coming season is to create a soothing sanctuary where you can relax and unwind. Thus, give your home a spring clean and replace the old with the new. Do not go overboard with décor and know that in spring, less is more. Fill your home with sweet scents, bring life indoors, and introduce subtle decorative detail.
Feel the vitality of spring coming over you and nature snuggling you up. This will surely lift your spirit and bring harmony to your life.
Sophia Smith is Australian based fashion, beauty and lifestyle blogger. She could be described as beauty addict and life lover. She writes mostly in fashion and beauty related topics, mainly through blogs and articles. Sophia is regular contributor at High Style Life. Find her on: Facebook Twitter Google +
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