From: Ebony Nikita Okeke
For: Spring Cleaning
It is now officially spring! When I think of spring, I think of flowers in bloom, dainty dresses and a fresh home. Welcome in spring by refreshing your home from the winter season. As homemakers, its important that we care for our homes and keep up with the seasons. Keeping up with the seasons, allows us to refresh our home accordingly. In the winter season, we are to make our homes cozier. In the spring season, we are to lighten up our home for a fresher feeling. Here are simple ways to refresh your home for the spring season.
1. Weekly Fresh Flowers
As you Dolls see in my Housewife Diary Vlogs, I enjoy creating floral arrangements for my home. It's a great relaxing and creative feminine hobby for all and especially for homemakers. Flowers bring a refreshing ambiance into a home.
It can turn a cold, stale environment, to a fresh and lively one.
It truly brings life into any room. I would place fresh flowers in every room, but a great start would be in your living room, dining room and bathroom. These are common living places in your home. Adding flowers would make a statement and bring much needed liveliness and elegance.
Watch me create lovely spring flower arrangements on my patio in my Housewife Diary Vlog. I purchased flowers from my local farmer's market and they look darling in my home.
2. Decluttering: start small
This is perhaps the most famous way to welcome in spring. It's time to go through each area of your, declutter and choose which one stays and which one goes.
Spring cleaning is a vital way to welcome in the season.
Having a cluttered home does not provide a cozy, elegant and welcoming for anyone who lives there. Its important for us homemakers to provide our family with the best home environment we can.
Hoarding and neglecting cluttered closets, drawers or other parts of your home isn't a healthy environment to be in. It turns into an unhealthy habit. Finding solutions to disorganized areas of your home is apart of the homemaker's role.
3. Create or Update Storage System
When its time to refresh your home, it's important to pinpoint weak organization points in your home and create new solutions for them. In my past blog post, 'Creating an Organized & Visually Appealing Home', I spoke about how my goal is to create an aesthetically pleasing storage system for my home's trouble areas. My main areas of focused are my linen closet, refrigerator and pantry.
I would invest in purchasing bins and baskets for closets. For areas like your pantry, under the kitchen and bathroom sink, it's useful to purchase bins to keep those small areas organized.
4. New Dinnerware
One of the best ways to refresh your home is to purchase dinnerware. Whether its new glass cups, seasonal saucers, or utensils, its a joy to dine with new dinnerware.
I recently purchased modern, square dinner plates. My husband absolutely loves them. It makes a regular meal feel like you're dining at an upscale restaurant.
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5. Seasonal Accents
Make your home cozy and refreshing for the new season. Cycling out old pillows and throw blankets for new colors and styles instantly refreshes a home. This simple update allows your home to feel customized and new.
When I lived at home before I married, my mother would switch out the living room's pillows, blankets and curtains for every season. In the fall time the accent color would be orange, for winter it was deep red, for spring it was yellow or green and for summer it was island blue.
Those simple changes allowed our home to feel refreshed with a new season. I looked forward to decorating for each season. After a while, you're able to mix and match with your décor collection.
Have you begun spring cleaning? What is your favorite way to welcome in the new season? Comment below!
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Always with Love,
Ebony Nikita Okeke