It's officially spring now, though we had temps in the 70's and even 80's the past few weeks. I'm hearing the same things from friends both offline and on–time to declutter, clean, freshen up–and everyone has renewed energy for their house projects. The good news is, it doesn't have to take a lot of time or money to bring a little spring into your home. Try these frugal ways to brighten up your home for spring:
Image from Dimbledar at Flickr
With spring flowers popping up through the grass, I'm inspired to see those same pops of color indoors. Consider changing out a framed picture by adding a new mat or framing scrapbook paper or fabric with a fresh color. Bring pillows or a throw from another room into your living room for a splash of color. You don't need to buy anything new; just re-purpose from another space!
image from The Gathering Place Design
Bring nature in
Add texture and color by bringing nature indoors. Add a simple basket or natural centerpiece to your dining room table. You can choose branches from your yard, or make a simple decor piece with moss and Easter eggs from the dollar store. Birds and birdhouses are a trend worth trying; my kids love playing with them. If you don't have daffodils of your own to pick, get a bouquet for just a few dollars.
Spring is all about “fresh and new.” Do you have a house project you've been procrastinating? Set a deadline and get it done. I tackled my dining room chairs; with just $16 of fabric and a couple of hours, I had a totally different look. The bold, bright fabric makes me smile every time I walk into the room! Declutter a closet or find another way to make a small space in your house new-to-you. Clean your windows so you can see the sunlight streaming in each day. You could even print a free Spring Subway Art and frame it to fill an empty spot.
What are some ways you like to brighten up your home for spring?