Spring is the perfect time to freshen up your home and create a an inviting atmosphere. A few small changes can make a big difference. Here are 5 tips to get you started:
- Deep Clean: The first step in creating a welcoming atmosphere is to do a deep clean. This means scrubbing floors, walls, and ceilings, washing windows, and maybe even purging things you don't need. A clean space is a comfortable space, and you will appreciate the effort you put in to make your living area spotless. Don't forget to dust your baseboards and trim, and consider using a steam cleaner on your carpets or upholstery for a deeper clean.
- Add Some Greenery: Bring some nature into your space by adding some plants or flowers. This can be as simple as adding a small herb garden on the kitchen windowsill or placing a vase of fresh flowers on the dining table. Greenery not only looks great, but it also helps to purify the air, making your home a healthier place to live. Try adding a large statement plant in the corner of your living room, or consider hanging some trailing plants from your bookshelves or ceiling.
- Update Your Lighting: Good lighting can make a world of difference. If your home is feeling dark and dreary, consider updating or adding some lamps. Brighter lighting can make a space feel larger, and it can also improve your mood. Go with LED light bulbs. The initial cost is more but in the long run you'll save on your power bill. Try adding a floor lamp next to your favorite reading chair or hang some string lights in your bedroom for a cozy feel.
- Add Some Color: Spring is all about color, so why not add some to your space? Adding some colorful accents such as throw pillows or a colorful area rug can brighten up a room and make it feel more inviting. Try adding a colorful patterned throw blanket to your couch or a bright, statement rug to your entryway
- Do You Need Repairs? Finally, report any necessary repairs to your landlord. This can be anything from fixing a leaky faucet to repairing a broken tile. To keep the unit in good condition, and prevent larger issues down the road, communicate by letting your landlord know right away when there are issues. If your cabinets or doors are not closing properly, or your toilet is running constantly, let your landlord know so that they can fix the issue before it becomes a bigger problem. [*water issues are always considered an emergency.]
By following these 5 tips, you can create a welcoming and inviting atmosphere in your home that you will love to live in every day. A little effort can go a long way in improving your home's appeal and keeping your space fresh and uplifted.