How to Get Your Living Room Ready for Spring
After this harsh winter, the beautiful season of rebirth and growth is almost upon us. The trees are about to get their new baby leaves, and some of the gorgeous flowers are already up and about. With everything in nature getting its new colors and textures, you may be feeling a tiny bit fretful about your own home. So, here are some ideas for preparing your living room for the spring.
Before you start any creative work, make sure you’re out with the old. Decluttering is a great way to free up your space, and make the room seem tidier and more organized. Organize all your stuff into three piles – one for the things you want to keep, another for the things you mean to give away, and the final pile for everything that you want to throw away. Don’t throw away anything you can recycle. Go through the second pile, and see which of the things you can give to your family and friends, and donate the rest. Finally, when you’re left with only the “keep” pile, organize them in a way you like. The final result will look much neater, if a little minimalistic – but it’ll also make room for any new trinket you’ve had your eye on!
A fresh coat of color is one of the simplest ways to glam up any space. Choose a cheerful color for the spring season, and your living room will brighten up in an instant. You can choose to do it in any way that works for you and your space. Patterns are all the rage, and a statement wall can go a long way in making your room look charming and unique. If you’re not really an adventurous person and prefer to stick to the more traditional ways, let your statement wall be a contrast to the otherwise pastel room, and paint it a bright, bold color.
The cheapest way to introduce change into your living room is to rearrange the furniture. The new layout will bring a new kind of flow into the room, and it’ll look different without you having to spend a single penny! Plus, if you’re a Feng Shui enthusiast, you know how important the layout is for the flow of energy, so rearranging your furniture may be of double use!
4. Add a pop of color
The color in your living room does not need to depend only on the walls. Add colorful details to spice things up. Brightly colored cushions are a great way to introduce a splash of color into the room, and art, figurines, and photographs are always a worthwhile addition to your living room décor. If your living room already contains many colorful items, there’s a neat trick you can try. Rearrange the room, so that all the items of one color are placed together, instead of mixing them up with other colors. It’ll add a new level of fanciness to your room, and it’ll add up to the visual impression of it.
6. Make it comfy
No matter the season, you’ll want your living room comfy. When it comes to spring redecoration, however, you’d probably want to focus on cushions and carpets, rather than on blankets that may be a bit redundant in the warmer weather. In addition, you may want to look into the different types of massage chairs, for example, especially if you have problems with your neck and back. The people from Relax for Life list numerous mental benefits to owning this type of chair as well – and you can ask Joey and Chandler how life-changing great furniture can be.
5. Go green
More than any other season, spring reminds us of the importance of the greenery around us. Not only does it look pretty, but it is also highly useful. It lowers the levels of stress we suffer on daily basis, and it makes the air we breathe a bit cleaner and healthier. The presence of plants in the home can even help lower your blood pressure, and improve certain heart conditions. In addition, it also really brightens up any space, and your living room will look much classier and more sophisticated if you throw in a few potted plants. There are many kinds that don’t require too much work, so you have options even if you don’t really have a green thumb.
7. Let the sunshine in
Sunshine is finally back, so open your windows and let those rays in. It’ll make the space much more pleasant and it’ll make everybody feel a bit more joyful and relaxed. Make the most of the natural light available to you and let your awnings and blinds have a day off – they worked hard during the winter, trying to keep the warmth in. Bask in the sunshine – it’s one of the best ways to celebrate this beautiful season.
Redecorating your living room for spring doesn’t have to be a tedious, annoying task. It doesn’t have to be expensive either – all you need is a bit of will and creativity, and you’ll be good to go!
Author: Chloe Smith. She is a design enthusiast and a part-time writer always willing to share tidbits of advice.