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?
I would love cordless blinds. The ones with cords are just too dangerous! I think your house is beautiful and you are definitley ready for the warm weather.
Yes, the cordless blinds are such a smart idea!! Essential for every home with young kids!
It’s amazing how a coat or two of paint on kitchen cabinets can brighten up the room. I was just adding flowers to my front porch yesterday. I love spring, too and am always looking for ways to refresh my home.
Great ideas! We should get the cordless window blinds. Our kids are older and know not to wrap it around themselves, but our cats like to attack the strings.
And I do like to brighten up my home! A dark home makes me tired.
Having grown up in Rhode Island I love to have a nautical theme, especially in the bathroom. The white kitchen look amazing, so bright.
It’s amazing how a pop of color can really transform a space. The after kitchen looks like a completely different kitchen.
I know. We keep saying it feels like a completely different space!!
Spring and summer are two of my favorite seasons. I love how along with the changing weather I can also make little changes to my house to freshen it up. Thanks for all the tips!
Yes, sometimes the little changes make the biggest impact!
I love adding flowers to my entryway. I also enjoy redoing the mulch in the front of my house!
Yes, the mulch is an important thing we update each year, too!
That kitchen transformation is just amazing. It looks so much lighter in there. I love the idea of adding fresh flowers in every room.
These are really great ideas for spring. I’ve been doing some spring cleaning myself. I am almost completely cordless, the only cords on my blinds are some the kids can’t get to. I am switching them out next.
Switching to cordless is so important! Thanks for visiting, Terri! 🙂
I definitely need to do some updating on our decor. I could use some refreshing of things around the home. Thanks for sharing these ideas!
Awesome tips on how to refresh your home for the season and the next! It’s really nice to add more color and add some plants or flowers as well. Love lighter colors for walls and cabinets, they just make everything look better!
Great tips to welcome Spring in our homes. I always put out bright throw pillow covers and put fresh flowers in vases. I draw the curtains to let natural light in. It is just so nice to be able to see the plants come alive again after a really long winter.
Your kitchen cabinets look like you installed just a new cabinet altogether. It is beautiful. I love adding colour to my home to announce spring and summer. Flowers would also be nice if I didn’t have crazy allergies going on in spring.
Thanks! We really love the way they turned out! We just regret not doing it sooner!! 🙂
We haven’t finished decorating for Spring and Summer so I appreciate the ideas that you’re sharing. I think it’s always a good idea to add splashes of color!
Bringing in some fresh flowers is a great idea. Aside from the natural freshness it brings in, it cleans the air inside the room and lessen pollution. Plus the different kind of beauty only natural things could give off
I have not even finished decorating from when we moved in almost 2 years ago, but adding the pop of color is one of the top things that I do. It is easy to do and you can do it often without spending that much money.
We are so behind on decorating as a whole that I am kinda embarassed, but it is my house so I am only racing against me:) Adding pops of color is something that can be done anytime and is a not so expensive thing to do either. There are several ways to add color inexpensively.