WAYS TO REFRESH YOUR HOME FOR SPRING
Every spring I get the urge to purge, clean and redecorate. Instead of spending hundreds of dollars on a total redecoration, I’m sharing five very inexpensive and easy ways to refresh your house for spring. If you’re still stuck under a Canadian snow pile, this can be just what you need to bring a little colour into your home.
1. Bloom. Nothing says spring like tulips. Beautiful flowers add colour to any room in your house. Add a country feel by using a big mason jar or a water pitcher (like this one for $8.99 from Ikea) instead of your traditional vase.
Tip: to make your tulips last longer, change the water and clip a little bit of the ends everyday. Tulips like shallow water. I add a tsp of sugar and a few drops of bleach or vodka to each water change.
2. Say it. My talented sister-in-law just opened her Etsy Shop called Wood & Whimsy. Bring the season into your home with a one-of-a-kind banner. I love the rustic burlap and twine combined with the pretty colourful letters. Order yours here for only $20 or ask for something custom! She has tons of cute finds on her Facebook page too (support small businesses)!
3. Grow. My thumb is not-so green so I like house plants that aren’t easy to kill. Succulents are beautiful and only need to be watered every couple weeks. I grabbed these five varieties from Ikea, along with the planter.
4. Textiles. Think tea towels, pillows cases, and placemats. Ikea, Home Sense and Chapters Indigo are my favourite choices for home decor. Instead of doing an overhaul redecoration, items like this can be swapped out at different seasons.
5. Simple accents. Change out old photo frames for fresh pics or prints. Fill your fruit bowl with lemons and limes. Choose a wicker basket or how about a pineapple?
“No matter how long the winter is, spring is sure to follow.”