Come along as I share some Easy Ways to Bring Spring into the Home and a day of me doing just that in our own space.
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The hints of spring have finally begun to show here. Flowers have started to open, the chickens are laying again, and the herbs are filling in nicely. I have the urge to bring spring into our home. Today I want to share with you some of the simple ways I like to do this.
Start with a Clean Space
The first thing I always start with is cleaning. Somehow the simple act of cleaning alone makes our spaces feel fresh and in a sense new. I am making a natural all-purpose cleaner I have shared before along with a 2 ingredient fabric fresher spray that works great for pet beds, bedding, curtains, and rugs.
The hood over my stove is easy to miss through regular cleanings. For season changes I like to give it a good wipe-down. Wiping down those areas in a room that often go unnoticed is a great way to freshen up the space for spring without having to buy anything. Ask yourself, what areas get neglected in my regular cleaning routine? This is a great place to start when looking to bring spring into the home.
After any sort of cleaning that needed to be done is finished, the next thing for me is scents. Bringing a nice fresh spring scent into the home has an instant impact that is pretty inexpensive to do. I spray down all of our bedding, furniture, curtains, and rugs with my fabric refresher spray. For spring this year I choose a nice citrusy scent.
To go along with our spring citrus theme I want to share with you another great way to add a nice spring scent with items from your kitchen! With this stovetop potpourri which I filled with sliced oranges, lemons, and a vanilla bean pod. (See the post linked for more scent ideas.) I allow this to simmer on low on the stovetop as I go about my day, adding water when needed. This is a great natural way to fill the home with a nice scent for spring.
Swap Out Fabrics
Being a very visual person, I am highly motivated by beauty and my surroundings. Naturally, bringing spring into the home means swapping out fabrics or adding small touches of decor that speak to the season.
The dinner table is a great place to start since a quick swap or addition of a spring-inspired tablecloth can change the feel of the entire room. I chose a bright green linen tablecloth and some orange tulips to brighten up the space. Both instantly make the room feel brighter and happier as the spring season itself.
Curtains are another thing that can make an instant transformation. Although curtains can be rather expensive, I have found an inexpensive way to swap them out for the season. By purchasing these simple hooks, I am able to purchase fabric from the craft store that I cut to size and hang from these hooks. Not a single stitch is sewn however, you can easily sew the cut pieces to have a more tailored look. My home is rustic and the unfinished edges only add to its charm.
Other fabrics to consider swapping out are heavier throws placed on the couch or beds during colder months. Replacing them with spring colors and lighter fabrics will effectively add additional touches of spring.
Don’t overlook the small details. Things like redoing your entryway for the season can have a big impact. After all, the entryway is the first thing people see when they enter your home. I have a small accordion-style rack that hangs near our front door. I like to add scarves, winter hats, and dried oranges for winter. In order to bring spring into our home I swap these out for a pretty sunhat and a bundle of lavender. It is a small touch that has a big impact on how our home feels.
Consider areas like this in your home. End tables, the tv stand, coffee tables, or corner areas are great places to display little pops of spring. Small mason jars of cut flowers, or herbs. Maybe some pretty potpourri in dishes or touches of greenery snipped from the backyard. Little bud vases are great for displaying those bits of greenery around the house.
My favorite is to snip herbs and place them in mason jars. A beautiful herb bundle livens up the area it is placed in and gives that fresh spring feeling instantly.
Food has an incredible impact on our homes. From the warm cozy bowls of soup in the winter to apple pies of the fall and now the lighter dishes of spring. So if all else fails, bring in spring by simply making something. Today as I am bringing spring into the home, I decided on a light lemony dessert with this Fresh Lemon Tart.
It is simple to make and the sweet citrus smell enhances all the citrus scents in the house. Spring offers so many wonderful flavors. If you have trouble deciding be sure to check out our Spring and Summer tab for inspiration. I also invite you to come along to My Spring Kitchen, where I share the romance of herbs along with some great recipes to use them.
Bringing spring into the home is a wonderful way to enhance your homemaking through the seasons. Seasonally changing out and renewing our homes with small touches helps create excitement in homemaking. It is almost like seeing our homes through new eyes.
Spring is one of the very best seasons to embrace, in my book that is. The best part is that it doesn’t have to be an expensive ordeal. Remember that spring is all about fresh, new life and clean starts. If we can capture these elements in the home, then we have succeeded in bringing spring into the home.
Thank you so much for joining me today, I hope you have enjoyed your time here.
Happy Spring homemaking!
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