Spring Awakening: Freshen Up Your Space

Catherine Davin, ASID + NKBA
Apr 2, 2021

At the start of the pandemic, many of us took the extra time to purge our homes. Donation bins across the country were overflowing with items! Now, a year later, it's a great time to freshen up our homes once again, as we step into this season of renewal. Here are a few simple tips to brighten your home as you prepare for spring.

Naturally add a touch of color and cleansing power

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Adding citrus – think lemons, limes or grapefruit – to a bowl in your kitchen or dining area provides a pop of natural color, and leaves a delicious scent in the air. Alex Papachristidis of Everyday Elegance also notes that, according to the feng shui practice, placing nine lemons in a bowl cleanses the home of any residual, negative energy.

Update your work from home space

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Many of us were thrown into a work from home situation with little time to prepare a proper space, much less a space we love. As we continue to work from home, and will likely maintain the more flexible schedule longterm, make the effort to declutter and refresh your at-home office. Invest in a pretty desk and ergonomic chair, conceal paperwork with decorative boxes, and add attractive accessories to give the space more personality.

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Up-level your bathroom

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A simple swap of old towels and bathmats can really freshen up your bathroom. Try a pretty, patterned rug instead of a traditional mat for an unexpected touch that takes your bathroom to the next level. Add a plant that thrives in a humid environment to ramp up the natural beauty in your space.

Give your windows a deep clean

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It’s a simple task, but we rarely take the time to give our windows a good cleaning. As the days get longer and the sun gets stronger, allow natural light to shine into your home. It’s one of the best and easiest ways to make a home feel airy and bright.