You know it spring come when late sunsets and warm breezes are around, but you don’t need to step outside to soak up the season. Make your home feel brighter right now, and you can enjoy the freshness of the season indoors.
Spring redecorating might sound like a gargantuan task, but it can make all the difference in your home. Your redecorating doesn’t need to be major. with these five easy changes, you can make your home feel brighter and invite the spring season in.
If you want sunshine shining through into your home, don’t use a heavy or dark curtain. Because window coverings can trap much of the light you want to bring into your home. On the contrary, light-colored, lightweight curtains hung high will make your windows feel open and airy.
If you have outdoor space, don’t hesitate to use it, especially on a spring day. Setting out a few chairs where you can relax and enjoy the balmy spring evenings expands your living space to the outdoors, where you’ll find an abundance of brightness. You get extra points if you can set up your outdoor living area near an indoor one. Leaving the door open between the spaces connects the two, bringing that fresh feeling of the outdoors in.
Lighting is the best place to start if you want to make your home feel brighter. Lighting makes a world of difference. The natural light you can bring into your home, the better, but, where natural light falls shirt, think through how you fill in the gaps.
The higher a light is hung, the more it’s able to simulate natural light. Recessed lighting is a huge help in adding brightness. You don’t have to limit that light to your ceilings, either. Build recessed lighting into cabinets to add even more warmth.
Just adding legs to furniture will brings fairness to a room. By doing that, you don’t have to buy a whole new set of furniture. You can add new legs to couches and dressers, lifting them off the ground to add more breathing room around your furniture. Swap out clunky desk, coffee table, and dining table legs for something that can carry the weight of your furniture without adding visual weight to the room, like hairpin legs.
Bring living thing like a houseplant can make your home feel brighter and carry some of that newness of spring into your living space. Decorating with plants adds vibrancy to any room. A simple orchid on the dining table or a small tree in the corner can be enough to make a room feel alive and energized.