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Spruce up Your Home for Spring

By Simon Crowther @prestigeflower

Spruce up your home for spring

Spring is just around the corner which has most of us thinking about that all important spring clean. There is nothing like the warming weather to perk up our energy levels and help us change gears. Here are some steps you need to take to give your home that fresh feel this spring.

Get organised

It is easy to feel overwhelmed and even forget all of the things you need to take care of. Which is why it's a good idea to make a checklist. You don't have to take it step by step but you can at least use the list as a tool so that you don't leave anything out. While your regular cleaning is often easier performed by taking care of one task at a time, spring cleaning is best done one room at a time. This means that you will need to begin with organising, discarding, and finish off by cleaning all of the visible surfaces. Depending on your schedule and the size of each room, many people say that one room per day is the most manageable approach. You can keep communal areas tidy during this time but you might not want to spend too much time cleaning other rooms when you are trying to focus on one of them. While going through all of your personal items, you can also decide whether or not rearranging them will make life easier.

Spring blooms

Bringing nature inside is another great way of welcoming the spring season. Make sure that you select the right flowers for the job. Not only does this mean that you should choose spring seasonal flowers, but you also need to make sure that they are the right colour. During the spring months, pastel colours are the most popular. So, consider pastel shades of pink, purple, and even a splash of yellow and ample green too. If you want to take the guesswork out of your selection, simply look for spring flowers online. Your online florist should have a seasonal flowers section dedicated to all of these spring blooms.

Update your décor

Your home could possible use a decorative update. In the winter, darker colours can help keep your feeling cosy during these colder months. To give your home a fresher and brighter feel, you might want to switch out those dark colours for lighter ones. Like your fresh flowers, pastels are an excellent choice as well as cream and off-white. Floral curtains are excellent and they can be paired with thin lace or tule-type curtains that allow light in while keeping prying eyes out. Change your table cloths, linens, and the covers on your throw cushions too if necessary. If you have upholstery covers, you could invest in two sets - one for the colder months and one for the warmer seasons. Change these out, give your winter covers a wash and pack them away until autumn.

Scents

Don't forget about the powerful role of the sense of smell. The right scents in your home will certainly make it feel like spring! Essential oils and scented candles are the most effective. Far more effective than regular air fresheners. They are more pleasant and they last far longer too. Plus, they won't end up giving you a headache like the strong chemicals in air fresheners.

With these handy tips, your home will truly embrace the spring spirit. Not only will you create a wonderful environment for yourself, but you will also make your guests feel even more welcome.


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