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Springtime is a time of renewal. As the snow melts and the trees blossom, people, like to have a fresh start. After being cooped up during the winter months, many take advantage of the season change to start on home renovations and redecorations. Here some ways to spruce up your living room for the spring:
It isn’t spring without spring cleaning. The easiest way to make spruce up your living room is to clean it up. Wash blankets, pillow covers, rugs, and curtains. Dust hard-to-reach places. Vacuum underneath the couch cushions. Disinfect the remote control. Change out dead lightbulbs. Deep cleaning every once in a while is healthy for your home.
Open up a window
It used to be suggested that opening a window should be the first thing you do when you wake up. There are benefits to letting in the fresh air. For one, it will help clear your living room of any pollutants or orders.
And daylight is better for your eyes than lamplight. Hopefully, you’ll have a great view of springtime activity – flowers blossoming, birds flying or kids playing – that will make the living room a more interesting place to spend time in. So go ahead and pen up a window – or at least the curtains.
Add a new scent
Over time, our noses can habituate to smell, making it barely noticeable anymore. Trying out new scents every season will make the environment feel new. Most prefer florals for spring, but you could also try citrus, sandalwood, or a clean linen scent. Try out candles, potpourri, wall-plugs in or room spray.
Change blankets and pillows
You might still have out heavy throws and jewel-toned pillows from the winter months. It’s time to put those away again and trade out. Switch out heavy throws for something lighter. Switch out red or green holiday pillows for a lighter color.
Simply draping a throw over a chair is also a great way to add a pop of color to the room. It will make the room feel fresh and festive, and not to mention, more comfy!
You do not have to spend tons of money to redecorate your living room for spring. Simply moving the furniture around will give the room a whole new feel. Change the direction the couch faces. Move the bookshelf to a different corner.
Or even just changing around the décor – moving a painting to a different wall or moving the vase to another table – can change the vibe. Take a while to get re-acclimated to the layout. You can always change it back at the end of the season.