We have arrived at the first full week of March and with that, signs of Spring! In the park outside of our flat the first daffodils of the season have begun to bloom and I have definitely noticed the days staying lighter for longer. Now with daylight savings around the corner (March 12th in the US and March 26th in the UK) change really is upon us! While some may think it is early for a Spring home refresh my pregnancy nesting mode is in full swing and it’s never too early to start preparing. Here are seven ideas:
(1) Spring Clean | While it might seem like a no brainer, to get your Spring Home Refresh off to a good start the best step is to physically clean. Mark is obsessed with our cordless Dyson vacuum but sometimes you need to go a level beyond that – we have swept, vacuumed, mopped, disinfected, and more. This year it has also been a learning experience to make sure all of the products we are using are baby safe and I’m thankful that all of the Method householder cleaners are because we have a lot of them!
(Source: Better Homes & Gardens)
(2) Rearrange Furniture | This is one of my favorite seasonal tips as it does not cost you anything! Last month we signed the renewal on our London flat for our 4th year and looking back to this post of the tour of our living from 2020 it is crazy to think about how many times we have moved the layout of our main room. One of my best tips for Spring is to reposition furniture, especailly seating, towards the light as the days get longer.
(source: Bless’er House)
(3) Add Pops of Spring | It’s been 17 years since the Devil Wears Prada came out but one of the best quotes is still “Florals? For Spring? Groundbreaking.” But yes, florals for Spring. However, I do not mean a pattern on clothing – flowers can add such a fun pop of color and provide a great Spring home refresh to your space. While I used to always but fresh flowers I have found for those with allergies dried flowers can be a lifesaver and they have proved to be a more budget friendly option in the long run. This arrangement below is the Garden Bed Centerpiece from Roxanne’s Dried Flowers and while I also love their Ophelia Arrangement there are dozens of options to choose from!
(source: Roxanne’s Dried Flowers)
(4) Switch Out Dark Colors | Simple changes to the statement pieces in a room can make such a difference! I was shocked in over the weekend when decorating the baby’s nursery when we changed the dark grey curtains we have had in there for years (you can see them here) for these Deconovo Blackout Curtains in Pink Lavender how much it brightened up the space. We are also putting new covers on some of our throw pillows changing dark navy for lighter white ones – simple switches which really help bring new life to a space!
(source: Bless’er House)
(5) Introduce Seasonal Scents | In addition to flowers a great way to bring the outdoors in is with candles. I know many people are pro-diffuser and essential oils but as we are a candle household that is what I will stick with. There are so many great options, you really can’t go wrong but I am partial to the OpalHouse Costal Linen Candle, these Capri Blue Candle Tins, and the White Company’s Spring Candle.
(6) Organize | You cleaned, you swapped, you maybe even bought some new things but what is going to make your Spring home refresh really stick is to organize. I have found this is a combination of putting things away / in storage that you will not use until next season and for your most used items, making them accessible and easily findable for everyone in your house (like your husband, cough cough) makes such a difference. On my LTK page I have been sharing dozens of products and ideas and I am very partial to this collection at the Container Store. Plus I have also been purchasing a number of storage solutions from Muji and then putting my label maker to good use.
(source: The Home Edit)
(7) Update Your Blankets & Throws | Last but not least, Spring is a great time to swap your duvet cover from a heavy Winter one to a lighter weight version. Mark and I are a fan of 4.5 tog in the Summer, and after you make this swap it is a perfect time to pull out those light colored sheets. Combine this with an update of the throw blankets around the house (yes, that heavy fleece blanket on the back of the couch) and you are off to the races. For the bedroom I really like the Kiril Puffed Rugged Duvet Cover from Laurel Foundry Modern Farmhouse:
What are your top tips for a Spring home refresh?