Decorating with a Touch of Spring

by Linda Aiken 03/24/2019

Spring brings with it bright colors, beautiful scents and a new vibrancy to the world around you. Why wouldn’t you want to bring that feeling into your home? The trouble is, you’ll soon want to bring a sense of summer and then fall into your home as well. What can you do to add touches of spring to your home without making major design and décor changes? Here are some ideas. 

Bring Nature Inside:

The best change you can make to add a sense of springtime to your interiors is to add living plants to your home. You might start a small herb garden in your kitchen window. Adding an indoor palm or hanging fern to the dining room or living room will bring those beautiful green tones into your home and add a lot of life. For a simple bathroom addition, hang a few air plants by the bathroom window or above the tub. You don’t have to change the entire décor theme or color scheme of your rooms to bring in the feeling of spring. If you have darker warm colors in your living room, select green plants that accentuate the space. Place bright flowers, in well-paired colors, in the kitchen to play off the wood cabinets or tile countertops. 

Another simple and effective way to bring nature into your home is to open your house up to the outside world as much as possible. On beautiful days turn off your air conditioner and open up your windows to let the breeze and natural scents in. Keep curtains and blinds open to allow more sunlight into your home. Connecting yourself and your home to the season will liven up your space and give you a renewed energy.

Small, affordable changes: 

Without breaking the bank, or even affecting your budget too much there are several small additions you can make to your home to bring in that fresh spring feeling. Change out your winter spice potpourri, candles and air freshener for clean linen, fresh cut grass or wildflower scent. Choose to use your pastel, green or white colored linens in the bathroom, bedrooms, and kitchen. If you don’t have linens in these colors visit your nearby home décor or discount home store to find affordable textiles. If you have multiple sets of dishes trade your winter plaid themed dish set for your floral or bright colored plates. Get out your flower vases and bring in fresh cut flowers from outside. 

Filling your home with touches of spring doesn’t have to be expensive and can be more fun than just your typical spring cleaning. Take a look around your house and find the pieces you already have that can be used strategically to freshen your home and your life.

About the Author

Linda Aiken

Florida Executive Realty delivers a true one-stop-shopping opportunity for homebuyers and sellers. These services include the professional coordination of the home search, property marketing, negotiation of purchase or sale, and details of closing. With a commitment to providing each customer with a full service real estate experience, I will work with you throughout the entire home search and negotiation process, and assist in finalizing the details. My Services and Areas of Expertise Include: I have been a property owner in South Tampa for more than 20 years. In addition to the family home I have a number of rental properties and am experienced in working with investors to determine which properties would make ideal rentals. For many years as a military spouse, I moved across the country and the ocean. This has provided me with the insight to assist persons moving from near and far, whether they are military or civillian. I am a trained real estate professional with expert skills at marketing, presentation, negotiation and sales. I will work with you to ensure that your property is sold for the highest price possible in the shortest amount of time with the least amount of inconvenience to you.