Snow is melting, skies are clear and birds are chirping. Temperatures are rising, daylight lasts longer and the flowers are starting to bloom.
With all this new life in the air, it may be time to breathe new life into your home too! Spring cleaning goes a long way here, as do a few simple décor tips. Here are three of our favorite ways to freshen up a home in the spring!
1. Add a Houseplant
One of our favorite ways to freshen up a space is to add a houseplant. In fact, the benefits go way beyond just aesthetics. Indoor plants can help you work better by improving concentration, memory and productivity.
They are also excellent for cleaning the air. NASA conducted extensive research on the purification qualities of house plants, stating “Low levels of chemicals such as carbon monoxide and formaldehyde can be removed from indoor environments by plant leaves alone.”
One last, and obvious, reason to bring in a house plant is that they help us breathe! Inhaling brings oxygen into the body, and exhaling releases carbon dioxide. During photosynthesis, plants do the opposite. They absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen, making plants and humans a dynamic duo.
2. Add a Splash of Color
Extra color livens and freshens your home, and there are plenty of ways to make this happen. You could paint an accent wall, introduce a new rug or switch out your textiles. We love seasonal toss pillows and blankets—what an affordable way to add personality and flair to your home! Layers of various colors and textures create a unique, fashion-forward design.
3. Update Your Lighting
With their fun shapes, sizes, and colors, light fixtures are like the jewelry of a home. Based on your unique style, there are countless affordable fixtures out there that can freshen up your home.
For example, this golden, floral fixture by Alyssa adds a quaint and airy atmosphere to any space. Or if you’re looking for more ways to add color, this Avery pendant is springy, fresh, and trendy. Check out that decorative bulb!
For an even simpler fix, add a lamp instead of switching a fixture! In addition to improving the quantity of light, lamps like this chunky, modern Naomi piece also bring a fun element of style.
Now is the time to spring into action and add some extra atmosphere to your home! With colorful décor, soothing houseplants, and fashionable new lighting fixtures, spring can be an outdoor and indoor affair. Ellen Lighting is here to help make your projects easier, so visit our blog for ideas or call us with questions!