Spring is here. Is your home ready?

Nell Hill's

For the last few months, we’ve been bundled up, taking refuge near fireplaces and under warm throws. In winter, everything tends to feel dark and gray.

Now that the sun’s finally out and spring is here at last, it’s a great time to reinvigorate your home. Throw open the windows and inject some color into your space. Small changes can have a big impact on your energy and the feel of your home.

All things fabric: Switching out the soft goods in your home can refresh your space. Trade out the heavy blankets on your bed for linens in lighter colors. Even a bright throw across the foot of the bed can make a bedroom feel different. In the living and family rooms, consider trading out throw pillows. This inexpensive change can give a sofa or lounge chair new life. Colorful placemats or a cheerful table runner can spread a sunny disposition to your dining room as well.

Mantel: No place in a home is more well-suited to seasonal change than the mantel. If you’re fortunate enough to have a spacious mantelpiece, make the most of it! Switch out your accessories with the seasons. For spring, consider plants. Topiaries, potted grasses, and fresh flowers can make even the darkest fireplace pop. Colorful vases and pots add magic, too.

A welcoming front door: The entry to your home tells visitors what to expect – and it’s a great place to infuse a little springtime charm. Need inspiration? The designers at Nell Hill’s recently came up with 6 fabulous spring door displays. Try a new wreath or basket near your front door to refresh the front of your home.

Candles: Good lighting makes all the difference, and everyone looks better in candlelight. Plus, scented candles are a creative way to infuse fragrance around your home. For spring, consider botanical fragrances like lilac and basil. If you don’t have a garden or the funds to fill your home with flowers, candles are a wonderful way to get the same odiferous punch.

No matter your personal style, there are easy ways to prepare your home for spring. Follow your bliss and make your space your own!

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