It is starting to feel a lot like spring here in Chicago and with daylight savings it is a good time to start thinking about spring cleaning and getting your home ready for the new season. These are 5 simple ways to freshen up your home for spring.
Bring The Outdoors Inside
Try adding live plants or flowers to dull areas in your Chicago home. They can spice things up with a little color and clean the air. Even if you dont have a garden full of fresh flowers to choose from, greens make a lovely addition to your living room, or even an eye-catching centerpiece for your dining room table. Even grocery stores are carrying plants now so finding the perfect plant for your home may be simpler than you think.
One of the simplest ways to refresh the interior of your Chicago home is to invest in a gallon of paint. Get the kids involved and go to town with brushes and rollers. Even if you are just adding a new color and creating an accent wall, try going with a warmer, brighter version of the neutrals you already have. The adventurous homeowner may want to lay down a nice bright color to their living room or bedroom. If you don’t like it you can always paint over it and start fresh.
Reorganize Your Bookshelves
Spring-cleaning the bookshelves in your home is a simple way to refresh the look and feel of a room. The way you organize your books doesn’t have to be boring either. Try artfully stacking books in different directions, some horizontal and some upright. Arrange your books by color and mix in a few décor items from your local antique shop.
Let The Sunlight In
Spring is a great time to trade in your dull out dated window treatments for lighter, breezier, more summery colors. If privacy isn’t a huge issue in your Chicago home, try adding light, sheer curtains on a thin, minimalistic curtain rod. There is no substitute for adding natural sunlight to your home.
Freshen Up Your Entryway
Snowy Chicago winters can leave a layer of grime in the entryway of your home. Start your spring-cleaning here by shaking or rinsing out your doormats. Then focus inside by freshening up the area just inside your front door. Remove the large pile of winter jackets that have accumulated and replace them with a nice fresh indoor plant. Your homes entryway often gives guests their very first impression of your home, so make it shine with your family’s personality and a touch of style.