Top Tips from Your Melbourne Interior Designer for a Fun, Fast Spring Clean
March 21st marks the first official day of spring, and while you might’ve made the leap mentally, is your house still stuck in the winter blues? Here in Florida, we’re fortunate enough to be spared the harshest weather Mother Nature has to offer, but we’re not immune to the clutter that can happen during the long months of winter.
Freshening things up for spring is a great way to ensure that your home’s interior design is front and center for the blooming summer season just around the corner. Here are five fast ways to spring clean your home.
1. Start from the top
There are really two ways to implement Tip #1. First, eliminate what you don’t need or want from your home before you move through the rest of your spring clean. Don’t work around pieces that don’t work in your home anymore. If you’ve been thinking about giving that old easy chair the boot, now is the time to do so.
Second, begin your spring cleaning at the highest level – ceiling trim and fixtures. Give crown molding, beams, tray ceilings, light fixtures, fans, and chandeliers the cleaning they deserve so that they can continue to be high and mighty – and dust-free – all season long.
2. Invest in organization
Make sure that everything has a place and is in its place. This might mean investing in some organizational solutions. Our design advice is to look for pieces that are functional but fit your home. Console tables and media units often feature timeless designs that stow away loose items or infrequently used objects.
Don’t just settle for plastic storage bins and shelving units. Look for practical pieces that are easy on the eyes and will look so good you’ll want to use them.
3. Lighten and brighten your living space.
Spring is the perfect time to bring a lighter and brighter feel to your home’s interior design. Pack away heavy textured throws and dark accents and replace them with light and airy options. This is also a great time to experiment with seasonal ‘It’ colors – like blush pink and vibrant verde.
For instance, swap out rich-hued pillows for lighter but complementary colored options. Or, give your linens a fresh new look with bath tools and sheets in spring-like shades that will have you feeling brighter and cheerier.
4. Bring in some green.
With everything in bloom, spring cleaning is the perfect time to give your indoor space some greenery. We happen to love a potted Ficus as a living room focal point or fresh cut flowers for natural dining room drama.
It’s worth mentioning that nature-inspired elements are a strong current in interior design trends right now, so giving your home a boost of green will keep the look of your home updated in an easy, natural way.
Spring into Interior Design with MGSD
After you’ve breezed through spring cleaning with these 4 tips, are you still looking for a change in your home? If so, it might be time to consider an interior design project with the help of Michael Gainey Signature Designs.
Our Brevard interior design team wants to help you turn over a new leaf this spring. Give us a call to schedule a consultation and start planning big changes for your home and your life.