Earlier this week, many of us observed the arrival of the Spring Equinox.

Yes, Spring is here!

And while the temperatures in my area are still hovering in the low to mid 40’s, other parts of the country have experienced a heat wave.

If that’s the case where you live, you’ve probably tossed aside your winter clothing for something lightweight and cool.

We do this routinely, the re-organizing of our closets according to the seasons.

And yet, how often do we think about our homes?

Do you celebrate the beginning of Spring, trading out wintry-themed throw pillows with something fresh and summery?

Or do you rarely give it a moment’s thought?

Aside from holiday decorations at varying times of the year, our homes don’t necessarily reflect the seasons the way our wardrobes do.

And yet, our local stores our flaunting luscious Spring colors and bursting with new ideas, many of them easy to implement.

So why not take a cue from your favorite retailer and spruce things up a bit in your home?


Keep Things Fresh

Our homes can always benefit from a fresh look here and there.

Keep in mind, this doesn’t need to be expensive!

If you’ve been thinking for months about a new couch, then maybe it’s time to finally go shopping.

However, there are many fun, less costly things you can do to give your home a whole new look, just in time for Spring.

You can:

  • Re-arrange the furniture
  • Paint a wall or two, in a bright cheery color
  • Add colorful throw pillows
  • Slipcover the sofa
  • Decorate with flowers

None of these suggestions is overly elaborate or difficult to pull off.

As always, you want to keep in mind your personal color preferences – as opposed to trends, springtime or not.


Lighten Up

As you ‘lighten up’ during these warmer months, why not literally shed some weight with a little spring cleaning?

Any room that is cluttered with extra stuff, or piles of paper that you seemingly never get to – now is a good time to sit down and tackle it, once and for all.

If you haven’t already done so, this is also a good time to switch out your cleaning products for a fresh, light scent – be sure to read the label, to make sure the product is free of environmental toxins.

You can also revamp your diet, by focusing on fresh, locally grown foods that support and nourish you.

As for the bedroom, consider tossing aside your heavy winter comforter for a lightweight coverlet.

Sweet dreams.


Invite the Outdoors In

The outdoors is alive right now, with budding trees and flowers, birds chirping in the early dawn, and the hint of warmer weather just around the corner.

All of which invites us to spend more time outside –  providing the perfect opportunity to change up your routine and take full advantage of what the outdoors has to offer.

Better still, if you’ve been bitten by the redecorating bug, you need look no further than Mother Nature as an ideal source of inspiration.

Everything from your color palette, to how you and your family routinely spend time in your home – is easily inspired by what is happening just outside your windows.

The arrival of Spring serves as a reminder to step outside more often, and enjoy what Nature has to offer.