When life hands you lemons, make lemonade.
As I’ve spent more time at home the past few days, I wanted to share some of the easy ways I’m breathing new life in some of our rooms- all without leaving the house.
4 Ways To Refresh Your Interiors Without Leaving Home
As a homebody, the thought of needing to stay home as much as possible isn’t hard for me. With all of the uncertainty going on in this world, home is exactly where I want to be-regardless of my nature.
I’m taking this time to work from home on some wonderful client projects we have going on, soak up some unexpected family time while my girls are here, and to spiff up my own home.
Our homes are refuge from so much and keeping it light and fresh during these heavier times is more important than ever before.
#1 – Bring The Outside In
Thank goodness its officially spring and flowers are blooming (and birds are singing. They seem so much louder and happier this year…they must know we need it!).
Snip some flowers or beautiful budding branches to make a simple, effortless arrangement. Flowers always give me a little more pep in my step – and according to my youngest, they make our house look cleaner.
#2 – Go Shopping In Your House
This is such a fun exercise to give your home new life. Pull all your accessories in a central location (like on your Dining Room table) to create an ‘accessories shop’. Live with everything bare for a day or two…this is also a great time to do some spring cleaning :).
As you begin to see your spaces empty, go ‘shopping’ and replace the empty spots with new pieces. As you continue this practice, start a donate pile of things you just don’t love anymore.
Once complete, your interiors will feel fresh AND you will have purged a few things in the process. I’d love to see some of your before and after pictures so do share.
#3 – Spring Cleaning
Speaking of spring cleaning and purging, now is a better time than any to really tackle the clutter.
Don’t let this stress you out – start small. For example, what is actually hiding in your kitchen junk drawer? If it’s anything like mine, I found everything from random batteries and pens to gift cards and notepads.
The pantry is another great space to organize (and it helps us see what we have in hopes of limiting trips to the grocery).
Starting small encourages us to tackle other organizational projects that are looming (but we haven’t had time to do anything about them).
#4 – Switch Out Framed Photographs
One thing that I forget to do is switch out photos in my picture frames. There are certainly ones that hold my favorite pictures that won’t ever change but others I like to keep current.
Find the frames that you wish to replace the pictures and then go through you camera roll to send to your local printer. Before going through this practice, I couldn’t remember the last time I had personal pictures printed. It was also such fun to go through and reminisce on all the travels and fun our family has had over the past year.
Above all else during this strange time, just enjoy the time you have with your loved ones. From longer family dinners around the table to slower mornings, soak in what really matters.
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