Our homes ever forever in flux, but getting your home ready for the spring and summer season doesn’t require a dramatic overhaul. It just requires changing a few key details, clearing away the old, and putting a touch of spring in the air. And there’s no better time to do it than right now, when the weather outside still isn’t playing ball with our lofty warm weather dreams. Put the time into making subtle improvements and you’ll have a home that’s raring to go the second spring has sprung.
The winter months are characterised by deep comfort, of dark tones and roaring fires. We sit in. We sleep. Our rooms mirror this state of mind. And they should when spring creeps into our lives too. Few things are more energising than the sight of flowers in bloom and the sun in the sky. Mix up your home by bringing out the lightly coloured decor fixtures. If you’re feeling especially bold, then go ahead and paint the walls in a light yellow. It’ll look fresh and will also make your home look bigger.
Where You Walk
In winter we sit, in summer we move, so pay attention to the ground beneath your feet. Finding cheap carpets can be a great way to shift the tone of any room with just one quick shift, while replacing the flooring in your kitchen to tiles will give your cooking area a mediterranean feel – and will also keep you cool when the weather heats up. Finally, you’re going to be spending a lot of time outdoors, so make sure all the pathways in your garden are clear – you want it to be as inviting as possible to go barefoot outside!
Shifting to the Outdoors
When the weather gets just right we all want to be outside. And when we’re not outside…we want to feel like we’re outside. That’s why it’s a good idea to make your indoors feel like the outdoors! Open up in the windows and invest in french doors for the gateway to your back garden. It’ll bring the smell and sweet air of spring and summer right into your home. Also, if your patio area needs a makeover, now’s the time to buy tables and chairs and get it all ready for those cool summer evenings.
Spring is in the Air
Winter is for candles, spring is for plants. You should buy a few and put them around your property. They’ll complement the fresh flowers you should be buying when spring comes around. Everybody loves seeing something alive in their home, especially when nature is springing to life outside!
And the Hard Work
But alas, there’s one more thing we didn’t mention…you might have to work a little hard to get your house ready. Why? It’s because of that essential spring clean, of course. If you do everything else on this list, then the least you can do is make sure your home is properly well taken care of and looks the part!