7 Easy Ways to Refresh Your Home for Spring

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Spring has sprung, the sun is rising ever earlier, and delicious produce has landed at the supermarket! Spring is a time of growth and renewal, and a great time to show your home a little love. After all, you’ve been inside for months and months- it’s time to freshen things up!

We are all familiar with Spring Cleaning- but there’s definitely more to refreshing your home for the season than giving it a good scrub (though thats definitely a part of the plan!) Read on for easy ways to refresh and revive your home for Spring.

Spring Deep Clean

Let’s get this out of the way before we move on to the good stuff! You’ve been spending months and months inside your home, and dark winter days aren’t exactly conducive to feeling motivated for deep cleaning. But now the sun is shining, and your windows probably need washing (The darkness of winter is wonderful for hiding exterior dirt!) to let maximum sunshine in.

There’s no need to go all in with harsh chemicals though! There are some fantastic eco friendly cleaning brands out there that will cut through dirt, grease and grime no problem. Try Method, Ecover and Ocean Saver products which are widely available in supermarkets. White Vinegar and Bicarbonate of Soda are also great options for natural cleaning, and you probably already have them on hand!

If you’re in need of a little direction, grab yourself this Spring Cleaning Checklist from the Resource Library. It’s got a checklist for all areas of your home so print it off, and check each section off when it’s done. Easy peasy! Plus you’ll get access to other great printables in the Resource Library as well. Bonus!

Spring Fragarance

Whether you opt for candles, reed diffusers, wax melts or fresh flowers, there are so many ways to frangrance your home for Spring. Whether you favour traditional floral scents such Jasmine, Lavender and Gardenia, or more delicate scents such as linen or clean cotton- there’s bound to be a fragrance that makes you think Spring the moment you smell it! For an eco friendly option, diffuse essential oils diluted in water.

Rearrange your Living Space

It’s amazing what a quick re-arranging of your space can do. Swap your seating arrangement, remove chunky winter throws, and add in some scatter cushions in light colours to brighten the space. Even swapping out exisitng wall art for something more seasonal can make a big difference! You can find inexpensive wall art at local charity/thrift stores that you can then simply store away for the next season.

Buy a New Plant or Fresh Flowers

If you do nothing else from this list, do this one! Fresh flowers, or a plant for a more sustainabe option, instantly transform your space! Plants have the added benefit of purifying the air through photosynthesis, and if you take care of them they will last. If your thumb is more brown than green opt for a low maintenance plant such as Aloe, Pothos or a Spider Plant. If you want to get a bouquet of frsh flowers, opt for in season Daffodils, Tulips, Hyacinth, Lily of the Valley and Iris.

Change your Bedding

It’s time to ditch the brushed cotton/flannel in favour of something lighter. Whilst Cotton is still a great option as its natural and breathable, something lighter is going to be better now the temperatures are rising. Some people like Linen bedding for this time of year, but I personally dislike the feel of it.

If you have a Duvet, it’s a good time to switch it out for a lighter tog version. Check the care instructions on your Duvet to see if you can machine wash it, or if it needs dry cleaning. That way you can get it cleaned now, and store it away for later in the year.

Declutter

Spring is a great time for decluttering- It’s inevitable that more stuff has made its way into your home in the post Christmas holiday period. To avoid overwhelm, start with a small space- not even a whole room. For example- the junk drawer! Ask yourself:

Have I used this in the past year? No? Donate it!

Do I really like this? Yes? Have I used it? No. Donate it!

Essentially- If you havent used it, and its not a purely decorative item, the chances of you using it are next to none and you should probably donate it.

Everyone has exceptions- and thats fine! You will never get me to downsize my book collection, for example.

Play with Pops of Colour

Pops of colour is very much my decorating style. My home has white walls and neutral floors which makes it easy to swap out things like throws and cushions without feeling like I have to re-decorate. If you’re someone with a Nancy Meyers neutral home don’t be afraid to experiment! A throw cushion or two on the sofa or more colourful wall art will make your space pop- without ruining the overall neutral look. This is also an easy update for renters as you can inexpensively change the look of your space with zero commitment.

Which of these ideas are you going to try? Have you made a start on your Spring cleaning, or do you loathe it? Let me know in the comments!

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  1. Some many great tips! I love fragrancing my home with fresh flowers and changing the bedding always makes my rooms feel fresh and clean!! Thanks for the great read!

  2. Oh I love this – I’ve done half of them already! I also have a change around with the decor as it keeps the house fresh. I also love bringing in fresh seasonal foliage from our local woods

  3. Love these tips!! I definitely have some major spring-cleaning to do, and this post is super helpful. Also love the idea of swapping out the bedding, especially for something lighter!

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