Top tips: Making your home feel like new this season
As we officially enter the spring season and warmer weather is on the horizon, there’s a desire for a fresh start. After a cold winter of being inside with windows and doors firmly shut against the elements, as the air becomes warmer, our natural instinct is to shed our cocoons, and freshen up our surroundings. Here are our tips on how to make your spring clean reinvigorate your living space:
1. Declutter: a tidy space makes for a tidy mind. Make your way through the storage boxes collecting dust or the kitchen drawer crammed full of miscellaneous objects and donate, sell or get rid of anything you no longer want or need. Doing so will help you feel calmer and more content.
2. Flourishing scents: adjusting the scent of your home to match the season will help you to feel more connected with nature, improving mental wellbeing. Whether bringing in spring flowers, such as tulips and hyacinths to spread their sweet, floral scents purchasing scented candles, essential oils or reed diffusers, changing the aroma of your home will send a signal that the seasons have changed, helping you to feel uplifted and positive about the season ahead.
3. In with the new: align your décor with the changing seasons. Swap dark shades for spring meadow greens, primrose yellows and sea blues to brighten up your space, and put the woolly blankets and heavy throws back in their boxes, replacing them with cool cottons and light linens.
4. Bring the fun: spring cleaning doesn’t need to be a long and tedious task. Choose a bright and warm day, open the windows, switch on some of your favourite uplifting music, enlist a friend or family member to give you an extra helping hand, and provide an incentive to work towards in the shape of a delicious meal, celebratory glass of wine or uplifting mocktail.
5. Let the light in: months of bad weather can leave our windows looking dirty and grey. Eradicate any dust, residue and dirty rain marks that have been left behind and let the natural light shine through into your home.