As the weather begins to get warmer and the days gradually get longer, you know one thing is just around the corner: spring. Finally! A lot of people see spring as a season of rejuvenation, and it's easy to see why. Don’t you feel a little more energized and refreshed on mild, sunny days than cold, dreary ones?
While many take advantage of this newfound burst of energy to engage in some spring cleaning, you may not want to stop there. This can be a great opportunity to really refresh your space and make it match your new attitude for the upcoming season. And the best part? It doesn’t necessarily have to cost a lot to pull it off.
If you need some inspiration, here are some quick updates to refresh your home this spring.
If you still have the same old light fixtures you moved in with, it may be time for an upgrade. You can get lights in all shapes and sizes these days, so shop around until you find one that really fits your space. For example, you might want to consider a bold or intricate statement chandelier for a hallway or dining room.
While you’re at it, you may want to switch out some of those old incandescent light bulbs as well. LED bulbs may have a higher initial cost, but they last up to 25 times longer and use 75% less energy, making them a more cost-effective and environmentally-friendly choice in the long run.
By changing up your wall treatments, you can easily bring a whole new feeling to your space. Now, you could block out a weekend and paint every room from top to bottom, but not everyone has the time or energy for such a big project. Instead, you could consider investing in some no-mess, easily removable peel-and-stick wallpaper, which can be an especially great option for renters. There are lots of different colours and patterns to choose from, so you’re sure to find one that fits both your tastes and budget.
If painting or wallpapering is too much of a change for you, then you can easily reenergize your space by changing up your artwork. In fact, you may be interested in creating a whole gallery wall. Find a good-sized wall in your home, get some matching or at least complementary pictures and frames, and arrange them however you like! Pro tip: consider hanging them up with some Command Picture Hanging Strips so you can easily switch them up without damaging your walls. Another win for the renters!
It can be difficult to switch up the look and feel of your kitchen, but you could give refinishing your cabinets a try! Simply find a stain or paint colour you like and carve out some time in your schedule for a fun weekend - or even weeknight - project. You may even want to change out the handles as well for a completely new look.
Thinking your home needs more than just a quick refresh? Contact JA Custom Homes today to discuss your next project!