Last week the sun shone through our living room bay windows all day and it felt so much like spring! It was a glorious day and quite warm. According to the Met Office it officially arrives on the 20th March 2017, which isn’t long at all. January and February have felt as though they have gone on forever and I’m definitely ready for a change.
Here are some ways that I will be getting our home and interior ready for the spring months ahead!
1/ Clear out
A good spring clean, trips to the tip, bagging up items for charity shops and general sort-out always gives us a good start and gets our rooms ready for the warmer weather. It also gives us a chance to re-think rooms and their purpose. Actually doing it (i.e. having the motivation) to de-clutter & tidy up is always the hard part, but when we do we feel a true sense of satisfaction!
2/ Less layers
Thicker throws and soft blankets are much needed and super cosy in winter but now that spring is coming we don’t need them so much anymore. Thinner throws are good and less faux-fur works well for spring. I also like white bedding for our bedroom to give it a bright and airy feel.
3/ Seasonal accessories
I like to change my accessories for the spring-time; cushions, accessories and prints can be easily added in to change the theme or colours in a room. For spring colours I always think that the likes of green, pink, yellow & white work nicely to give a room a fresher feel. Even adding in a bunch of flowers makes the house feel spring-like and creates such a lovely focus.
Spring is a good time to put away things such as wellingtons, big coats, boots & umbrellas etc and put it all away/out of sight. I tend to put our bulky items away in the garage or into spare bedrooms to clear the hallway and utility room. It makes the house feel lighter and brighter too.
Although the sunshine is most welcome, it shows up SO much dirt! My windows look absolutely filthy and some of the walls are looking really grubby. Hubby and I will probably have a DIY weekend soon touching up walls with paint and deep cleaning our home to get ready for the summer.
I love it when the light nights arrive – here’s to spring-time! I’m so excited!
Do you do anything to prepare your home for the new season?
Love, Jess x