Spring in Your Step
Six simple ways to freshen up your home for spring
Open your windows!- Through long winter months, we missed the breeze coming in, the sounds of birds in the trees, and kids playing outside. Open up and feel the beginning of outdoor weather again! Let in the fresh air to circulate and improve the air quality throughout your home. Open two windowsto get a cross breeze. Maybe you can have a few weeks with no heating or AC costs.
Bright and Green - Bring fresh greensor bright flowersonto your patio and into your kitchen to enjoy the beauties of the season. Use a vase, a pitcher,a canning jar; it doesn’t need to be fancy.Even begin preparing your seedling startsfor the garden.Brighten up your space andcelebrate the Earth waking up again.
Pillows - Add light, bright, or floral-printed pillows to change up your decorations and lighten up your roomsafter the heavy winter colors. Animal silhouettes and scenes can deliver a touch of whimsy and fun. Soft or textured fabric will add interest to our sense of touch and comfort to our furniture.
Front Door Wreath - The simple but beautiful circleand color of a wreath will bring cheer to your front door. It is a pleasant welcome to neighbors and will enliven your curb appeal. The circle is also reminiscent of Easter worship as a Christian symbol of eternal life. It is an ancient tradition marking honor and celebration.
Ceramic or Stone Animal - Spring brings new life to nature, with animals coming out in abundance. It is exciting to see baby animals and nests with tiny eggs. Incorporate these cute little friends into a table display or front porch. A bunny, bird, frog, or other little creature will serve as a darling decoration.
Spring Scent - Light a candle, melt a new wax fragrance, or bake some fresh favorites to bring spring feelings and memories to mind. Strawberry shortcake, lemon bread, blueberry muffins, lilac, or lavender are sure to work. This simple trick will signal the start of spring to an additional sense - our sense of smell, which triggers our nostalgia and brings it all back.