Spring is in the air! Now that the weather is warming up, there’s no better time to refresh your apartment’s design with a clean, new look. Rather than simply pulling out the vacuum and wiping down your windows, consider these quick and easy steps to take your spring cleaning to the next level.
Bring the outside in: As nature starts to come back to life, you will have plenty of opportunities to bring some of the outdoors inside your home. Consider adding a few planters with your favorite spring flowers or low-maintenance indoor plants to different areas of the house. Not only will these make your space more visually pleasing, but the aroma of flowers will keep your whole apartment smelling like springtime.
Reorganize your bookshelves: If you have a bookshelf or storage shelves in your apartment’s common area, consider rearranging to give the room a new feel. Try organizing books by size and subject for easy-to-access reading, or line some books vertically and others horizontally in a rhythmic pattern to relieve the monotony of your shelves. Simply moving around items you already own is an easy and cost-free way to give a new look to a heavy-traffic room.
Swap it out: Have older furnishings and décor pieces that need refreshing? Try swapping these out for more modern ones. Incorporating pieces with modern materials and clean lines can help reinvent your space while motivating you to do away with some items that might be a little worn out and outdated.
Give something old a new look: Updating a vintage or antique piece of furniture is another fast, inexpensive way to bring life to your home this spring. Find an old bargain chandelier from a thrift or antique store and spray paint it using a bright color. Reupholster an old chair or sofa or refinish a bargain store find with DIY methods. Using simple techniques, you can update older statement pieces to give them a whole new look within any space in your home.
Take advantage of storage: As you begin to reinvent your space for spring, think about the practicality of your space. To keep your apartment organized, store out-of-season items like winter coats and snow boots so they are out of the way. Once non-essential items have been stored away, try organizing your closets using different methods such as coordinating your clothing by color. Organizing seasonal clothing items will also help you make the most of your storage space as you enter the new season.
The great part about reinventing your space is that you have unlimited possibilities. This spring, as you begin to plan out the new look of your apartment, keep these tips in mind and don’t be afraid to think outside of the box. Pretty soon, your apartment will have an entirely new feel that will impress all of your guests throughout the spring months!