8 Design Changes That Will Refresh Your Home for Spring
If you’re anything like me, winter tends to do a number on you (especially a winter spent mostly at home). By the time spring rolls around, I’m aching to spend more time outside (without being bundled in layers up to my eyeballs), am craving more social outings, and can’t wait to open my windows and let the freshness in, both metaphorically and literally.
Perhaps you, my friend, are feeling the same way. Perhaps you too are aching for a seasonal shift—within yourself and your relationships and your routines and your home. Today I’m going to be exploring that last part, by way of some design ideas that will give your home a refresh this spring.
Budget-friendly is the name of the game here, with some ideas calling for a minimal budget and others simply requiring a bit of creativity. Go ahead, try one or two of them out for yourself!
Swap out a couple of textiles
Switching out a textile or two is one way to make a difference as we transition into spring, both in terms of a visual change and increased comfort in warmer weather.
Lighter fabrics like linen and cotton are going to be your friends in spring and summer, and there’s no shortage of ideas for how you can update your textiles for this season. Here are a couple of suggestions:
- Swap out decorative pillowcases in heavier fabrics like velvet and wool for those in lighter fabricsSwap out decorative pillowcases in heavier fabrics like velvet and wool for those in lighter fabricsSwap out decorative pillowcases in heavier fabrics like velvet and wool for those in lighter fabrics like linen or cotton.
- Replace thick, opaque curtains with those in a light, gauzy fabric (ideal for letting those cool summer breezes in).
- Put a linen slipcover over an existing sofa or chair.
- Replace your heavy duvet with a lighter duvet or quilt.