Spring is knocking on your front door: it’s time to let it in, whether you’re ready to, or not. And surely you will be ready; what’s the alternative, letting winter stay? Nobody wants that, especially as it’s, thus far, been a winter that’s brought hardly any snow, if any, and on the whole only produced wet, mild and windy weathers. With spring comes change: a rebirth of the land and, if you allow it to, a rebirth of your house.
Firstly, do a traditional spring clean. Open windows that haven’t been opened since the dying days of last year’s summer in order to let the clean, fresh air get rid of all the mustiness that’s been building up; wash curtains that have a winter’s worth of dust sleeping on them; and wipe, dust, clean and polish everything you can see; dust all of your fine china. Secondly, embrace the growth of nature that’s taking place outside and bring it indoors with you. No, this doesn’t mean picking your next door neighbour’s growing flowers and putting them in a vase in your front room, but simply going to a florist and buying, well, whatever takes your fancy. Seasonal flowers include: daffodils, tulips, narcissus and iris, to name just a few. Thirdly, change the decor in your home: you can add pastel-coloured and floral looking throw pillows to your couch in order to make the room at-one with nature and to brighten it.
Now for the boring stuff. You’ve probably already sought enough things to facilitate warmth to last you, well, a year, but if you haven’t it’s not too late to do so. There is no set date for the cold winter weather to just stop; it could last a good while yet, even whilst the nature about us comes back to life and the fields are filled with lambs again. If you haven’t done already, seek installation on your windows, that of which is offered by Buckinghamshire Windows and Conservatories. And for more tips on how to survive the last dregs of winter, join the conversation here. Also, move some things that aren’t going to be needed for a while into the loft, i.e. some storable decor, in order to make some space available. Moving things, and not getting rid of them, will allow you to be safe in the knowledge that your future self will thank you when the winter sets in next year.
And let’s not forget Easter! For homes that have children inside, especially, Easter ornaments wouldn’t go far amiss. Add Easter eggs, rabbits, chicks or even Christ, if that’s what Easter means to you, to your decor in order to create a festive feel (and no, Christmas isn’t the only time you be festive).
So what are you waiting for? It’s time to banish winter and make your home spring to life!