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Mar 302018

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Refreshing the home for spring is one of my favorite parts of this time of year. Bringing in some brighter colors, tidying up the closets and sprucing up the backyard is all part of getting the home ready for the spring & summer months. Today I’ll be sharing some projects we are planning for the next few months and how you too can welcome spring to your home.

Before we get to the list, first begin by putting away all those winter accessories. This step may not be the most glamorous one but it’s a necessary one. To give the home a bright, fresh feel for the new season, it’s essential to tuck away all those winter decorations. Use a dedicated storage box for those heavy throw pillows, wool blankets, plush rugs, reindeer decor, etc.

Now let’s get into some actionable tips on getting the home ready for spring!

1. Spruce up the front porch!
Once the weather warms up, I love to spend some time sprucing up the front porch. We painted our front door years ago but I’m thinking about painting it a new color this year. It’s amazing what a difference a fresh coat of paint can have on the look of the front porch. We made this DIY Address Sign last year and it’s still holding up well, but I’m thinking about adding an outdoor welcome sign (maybe something similar to this).

2. Clean up entry way!
We recently made some changes to our entry way. I had built this bench when we first moved into the home, but over the last year, I noticed it was getting a bit wobbly. So we took off the legs, bought wall-mounted brackets and attached the aged gray piece of wood right to the wall. Now it functions as a practical console table. Right now it’s holding some candles and these DIY farmhouse carrots.

3. Focus on the yard!
When the weather warms up, we invariably spend more time outdoors. That’s why I like to beautify the outdoor portions of the property. We set up this outdoor living room a few years back but I need to add more lighting to the patio. That’s why one of my goals for this spring is to get an electrician to install outdoor electrical outlets in the backyard. We have an electrician we trust – from conducting a proper electrical inspection to gathering the required permits, he is our go-to professional for any electrical work on the house. Other projects for the backyard include building some new DIY planters (like these babies) for the porch and planting some fresh new flowers in the flower beds.

4. Put away clutter & organize!
There’s something about the start of spring that just makes me want to de-clutter the home. I usually start in some of the closets and try to purge anything that we haven’t used in 6 months. I also take this time to set up organizational systems to help us better manage our household over the long run.

5. Bring the garden indoors!
Now that we have a single family home with a yard, I like to regularly head outdoors to collect clippings from the shrubs, trees & flowers. Fresh green clippings always bring a fresh scent and organic vibe to the home. I made this Copper Pipe Planter years ago but I’m interested in making a Copper & Wood Planter this year for a fun, new twist. Stay tuned for that!

I hope these tips have inspired you to welcome spring into your home this year. How do you refresh your home for the new season? What is your best tip?

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22 Responses to “How to Refresh the Home for Spring”

  1. I have to admit, I hate this time of year and clearing up the mess in the yard to get it all tidy again. I always give the front door and the fences a good lick of paint and protection.

  2. I’ve been sprucing up my outdoor area too, especially the front porch and the flower gardens. I love this time of year and spending time outdoors.

  3. Love your ideas. Our front porch gets so neglected during the winter months. Can’t wait to spruce it up.

  4. I love getting outdoors and sprucing up everything after a long winter. Always starts with our front porch and front garden area. The decorating starts. So much fun.

  5. These are some lovely ideas to do – I really need to give our porch and good clean up I think, it’s looking a bit winter neglected on the outside.

  6. I am hoping that over next weekend I will be able to clean this house from top to bottom and organize it. There’s a whole winter of junk and everything build up. I am so ready to clean this house out for spring.

  7. I really need to do our front door. The paint has faded from hunter green to kelly green, and the welcome vinyl needs to come off, the sun has cracked it.

  8. I love all of these ideas! It would be nice to refresh your home for Spring and redecorate a little. It’s also the best season to enjoy your backyard!

  9. I need to try some of these. Our yard looks rather frightening at the moment. I am working on getting rid of clutter!

  10. I probably need to work on all of these. Putting or giving away the clutter needs to be on the top of my list.

  11. Great ideas you have shared. I really need to overhaul the backyard this season. God knows it needs it

  12. These are great suggestions. I love the idea of painting our front door a vibrant color. I’ve been trying to talk my husband into it for years.

  13. I am all about home decor and these are absolutely brilliant for refresh a home’s overall look. I can’t wait to have our forever home and try some of these. Thank you! I’ll share to friends too.

  14. I love changing things up a little bit every year. These are great ideas for making some updates, thanks!

  15. I love a lot of ideas. For me I really enjoy having every window in the house open.

  16. We’ve just started to spruce up our outdoor area too, especially the deck, front steps and the gardens. I love this time of year!

  17. I love adding different color pillows for the couch and new curtains for the windows!

  18. We don’t do anything differently depending on the seasons because we live in a rented condo so it’s not really OUR SPACE. We are currently house hunting and cannot wait to find our dream home that we can officially call OURS and when we do – we will certainly be more aware of the seasons changing!

  19. I’m going to paint my front door too. I’m leaning toward a millennial link or a coral. I believe it boosts your spirits, too!

  20. I also want to declutter and have a make over at my house. Probably, adding some indoor plants too! Now I want to plan it first.

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