Blog | Spring 2020

Simple Ways to Completely Refresh Your Home for Spring

It might be hard to believe, but spring is finally upon us. As flowers bloom, animals emerge from hibernation, and days get longer and feel more promising, it’s easy to feel a sense of renewal during the season. And, for many of us, that feeling extends to our homes. Springtime vibes have a knack for making us see our interiors in a new light, taking inventory of those spaces that could use a seasonal update.

That said, oftentimes we know that we want to refresh our homes for a new season, but the idea of actually doing it feels all kinds of overwhelming. The good news is, it doesn’t have to be. By making just a few simple changes to the primary areas of your home, such as the kitchen and living room, you can completely transform the look and feel of your entire space. 

The following tips are a breeze to execute and they’ll refresh any home this season, regardless of the aesthetic.

Start With the Kitchen

Chances are, your kitchen is among the most heavily-trafficked areas in your home, so it’s a great place to start your spring updates. Switching up your kitchen’s light fixtures is one of the simplest and easiest things you can do to instantly refresh the entire space. 

If you currently have a more traditional fixture that’s starting to feel outdated, then consider swapping it out for a sleek and contemporary pendant light, like the Essence 1-Light Pendant, to give the whole area a facelift. Or if the space feels too dark, then fully illuminate it with a stylish track lighting solution, like the Nest 4-Light Integrated LED Track Light

Another simple way to transform your kitchen is to update your sink. Sinks, no matter how stylish they were when purchased, tend to appear dingy and dated over time. Installing a new one in a surprising colour, like the matte brown of the Twin Bowl Granite Sink, will ground your design in sophistication and provide a great point of reference for further updates.

Move On to the Dining Room

Your dining room is a natural extension of your kitchen, so it’s an easy next step in the refresher process. Most dining rooms feature at least three primary elements: a dining table, chairs, and lighting. Changing up any of those three components will give the space a brand new look. 

Depending on your current look and style preferences, you could swap out heavier chairs for mid-century seating to give the space a more expansive feel or replace a minimal table with a heavier, raw wood alternative to ground the area with organic warmth. And just like the kitchen, adding new lighting to this space will immediately revive it, especially if you opt for a statement piece like the Imperium chandelier

Give Love to Your Living Room

Next to the kitchen, your living room is likely among the most popular areas of your home, making it a prime space for a seasonal update. When it comes to refreshing this area, the possibilities are truly endless, and many of them couldn’t be easier.

One of the easiest ways to change up your whole look is to incorporate new throw pillows or rugs that feature a fresh pattern or hue. You’ll be amazed at just how transformative this simple change can be. 

Another option, and you might notice a theme by now, is to update your lighting. Given that living rooms tend to be among the biggest rooms in a home, they often require more lighting to adequately illuminate the space. Skylight 2ft X 2ft ultra-thin LED panel and Recessed Lights are an unobtrusive way to add abundant light without encroaching on table and floor space, and they’ll ensure that your thoughtful aesthetic is properly showcased. 

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Don’t Forget the Exterior

Your exterior is the first thing that people see when they come over, so it most definitely shouldn’t be neglected during your spring refresher. In addition to spring cleaning the yard by getting rid of dead leaves and debris and planting new botanicals, you can also bring in new porch furniture and decor to make your home appear more inviting.  But after doing so, make sure to add proper lighting to give your hard work the presentation it deserves. Consider installing landscape lights to show off your new plants and any other exterior elements you want to highlight, like a charming walkway. 

And because no one wants to approach a dark porch, you’ll definitely want to ensure that your front door and any porch elements are adequately illuminated. Available in two different finishes, the C7 outdoor light projects light in three directions for optimal versatility and its rust-proof design can endure even the wettest weather without sacrificing a polished appearance.

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