Winter’s gone and outside the sun is shining and the flowers are starting to grow. That means it’s time to get rid of winter inside your home as well! That’s right, just because it’s spring outside doesn’t mean it’s automatically spring inside.
Spring is the season to put away all of those winter blankets and the Christmas decorations that didn’t quite make it back into the attic when the festive season finished. Pack up the winter boots, hats and mitts taking up space at the front door and make room to breath in the fresh warm air.
In place of the blankets bring out some lightweight and light-colored throws for those still chilly evenings. The same goes for the tablecloth, towels, and placemats – away with the heavy and dark, in with the light and bright!
Speaking of light and bright, open up the curtains and let the sunshine warm your home with natural light. With the weather warming up outside, there’s less need to keep the curtains closed to lower heating costs. Having breakfast in a sun-soaked kitchen is a much better way to start the day than to dine under the unwavering light of a 60 watt bulb!
Don’t forget to pack up the heavily scented candles and air fresheners and bring in some fresh flowers and fruits to add a welcoming smell to your home. Candles are fine for winter, but lighter scents are needed when the weather gets warmer. Opt for fresh smells instead of stuffy, heavy ones. When it’s warm enough, open up the windows and get some fresh air circulating through your rooms.
It doesn’t take much time or money to brighten your home for spring, just changing around your home’s accessories can do wonders to welcome spring into your home.