10 Ways to Get Your Home Ready for Spring

by Shea Homes Arizona on March 11, 2016

 

The shift from winter to spring is an opportunity to shake off the old and welcome the new. And when it comes to our homes, the change in seasons is the perfect time to freshen things up. From cleaning to décor, here are ten easy ways to get your home ready for spring.

Swap out your throw pillows
Throw PillowsPhoto credit: Olivia Smile Decor

Show off the colors of spring with new covers for your throw pillows. Bright floral prints or bold citrusy hues will give your sofa a happy new look.

Switch out your bedding
Swap out BeddingPhoto credit: Ikea

Give your bedroom a mini-makeover with a new duvet cover or comforter.

Add a splash of green
Green It Up

Go green with accessories, or bring in fresh greenery like palm fronds or houseplants like Zamioculcas zamiifolia (hard to say, hard to kill.)

Buy colorful blooms
Fresh Flowers

Stop into your neighborhood Trader Joe’s, and fill your cart with fresh, colorful flowers. Buy an assorted bunch, then split into several small vases throughout your home.

Take area rugs to the cleaners
Area RugPhoto credit: Shea Homes Ambition at Eastmark

Give your area rugs a new lease on life by taking them in to the cleaners. While your floors are bare, take the opportunity to give them a thorough cleaning.

Hang some new art
Swap the ArtSource: Delineate Your Dwelling

Bring a new look to your home with a new print, poster or painting. If you’re one who likes to swap out art often, consider mounting a grouping of clipboards, for easy display changes.

Crack open the egg décor
Egg DecorPhoto credit: Terrain

Eggs are a symbol of spring, as they signal a fresh new beginning. Wooden paint-dipped eggs make a stunning centerpiece. Even better, fill a bowl with Cadbury chocolate eggs (and watch them disappear.)

Freshen up outdoor seating
Outdoor SeatingPhoto credit: Steele

Clean up the patio furniture, or take stock and see if you might be due for some new outdoor seating.

Clean out the cupboards
Cupboard CleanoutPhoto credit: Chez Larsson

There are few spring cleaning projects more satisfying than cleaning out the cupboards. Toss expired food and donate all those mismatched plastic containers and lids.

Change batteries in Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Smoke Detector Batteries

The rest of the country changes may use the time change as a reminder to replace batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Here in Arizona, the change in seasons is good way to remember this important household duty.

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