7 Easy Ways to Refresh the Home for Spring & SummerApril 25, 2018
This post was sponsored by Window Covering Safety Council as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
Spring is one of my favorite times of the year. I love the warmer weather, the iced coffees, the time spent outdoors and the blooming flowers. In fact, around this time of year, I always like to spruce up my home for spring & summer. From adding fresh flowers to switching to lighter textiles, here are my best tips for a refreshed home space for the warmer months!
1. Add some nautical touches!
There is something about nautical decor that always puts a smile on my face. During the warmer months, I always take some time to set out all my beach-themed pieces. I grew up close to the beach and so symbols of the sand & water will always resonate with me. Plus, I like to grow my nautical decor collection every year so I’m always on the lookout for new additions. Check out my dining room table – I placed a burlap runner across it and added some nature-inspired nautical pieces.
2. Use lighter textiles!
Once winter is over, I put away heavier textiles (fur, wool, etc.) and take out lighter fabrics (cotton, linen, silk, etc.) Use fabrics that are not only lighter in texture, but also lighter in color for spring & summer. The brighter colors will make your home feel more spacious & airy!
3. Use cordless window coverings!
Spring is a great time to focus on home safety for kids. Did you know that kids and cords don’t mix? If you have young children at home, it is important to only use cordless window covering products (or products with inaccessible cords). If you have older corded window products, be sure to replace them with today’s products that are much safer for children.
Not sure what is safe? Look for the Best for Kids™ certification label in stores and online. This makes it easy to find the products that will be safest in homes with young children. This spring, as you are tackling an overall home refresh, be sure to take some time to assess window safety in your home.
After all, when it comes to a home with young kids, safety should always be the #1 priority!
Want to learn more? Check out this video below:
PSA: Only Use Cordless Window Coverings with Young Children from Window Covering Safety Council on Vimeo.
4. Add some decorative planters to the porch!
My porch is one of my favorite spots to decorate for the different seasons & holidays. During April or May each year, I always take out these DIY planters (made from basic trash cans!) and fill them with some colorful plants. This adds such an easy touch of spring to my front entryway and instantly boosts the curb appeal of my home.
5. Add pops of color!
Using throw pillows to add bright pops of color is a smart idea. You don’t have to invest in an expensive sofa in a trendy color. Go for neutrals in large, investment pieces and then use bright pillows to accessorize. During spring & summer, I always take out my colorful pillows. I especially love pillows that feature florals and/or the color blue. Oh, and don’t be afraid to mix & match patterns.
6. Bring fresh flowers inside!
Sometimes I will go outside and take some random clippings from the yard. We have a number of shrubs and bushes throughout our property and I will place a few stems of greenery in a small vase. This is perfect for adding a touch of natural decor to my home. I even have one shrub that produces gorgeous, little yellow flowers. I love putting those in a glass vase in the bathroom.
7. Brighten up your space!
If you’re so inclined, consider painting your walls a lighter color to brighten up the space. If you don’t want to paint, consider switching to lighter colors in your decor & accessories. Whites & beiges tend to make a room feel more airy, spacious & fresh than darker colors. We recently undertook the big task of painting our kitchen cabinets white. While it was a big job, we are thrilled with the result (blog post coming within the next week). Check out the before & after of our kitchen!!
Are you planning on updating your home for spring & summer? Do you have cordless window products in your home?