Spring is my favourite season of all times. That is correct – not summer, not winter (even though I love Christmas) and not even autumn with my birthday right in the middle of it. I love everything about spring. The weather is nice and warm, there is no underboob sweat involved yet and I can pull all of my floral outfits out of the very dusty corner of the wardrobe. People start smiling more, the rain begins to smell nice and fresh and honestly, you just can’t go wrong with it. Don’t even @ me. So far, we’ve already had a good week or so of incredible sunny weather and it’s made me very excited to spruce up my home for spring. Which includes the good old clean of the cobwebs in the house and in my mind. If you’re like me and like to change up your indoors a little bit for each season. then this post is definitely for you!
My house tends to hibernate in winter. I still tidy and clean up and all of the things an adult is supposed to do in a home, but it doesn’t change the fact that, just like me, my house gets a bit sleepy and slightly run down. Spring is like an alarm clock of the year. I open the windows and suddenly everyone gets this extra boost of energy. To give your house a proper spring clean, you don’t just dust the surfaces and hoover the floor hoping the spiders won’t come out of their corners. No, I mean washing the windows, scrubbing the edges of the floor and going in the deepest parts of your house. Go through your wardrobe and decide what clothes are worth keeping and which ones can be donated or need fixing in any way. Did you know that makeup can go off as well? Maybe it’s time to rummage through your makeup bag and see if anything is overdue throwing out (read more about it here). Trust me, your skin will thank you.
The little touches
Just because the seasons are changing, it doesn’t mean you have to take out a loan to change the interiors of your house. I mean, if it’s your thing and you’ve got the resources then go for it. However, not everyone (read: no one I know) has either money or storage to do so. Or even their own house. If you’re renting or living with your parents, chances are there is not much you can actually do in terms of decorating. Fortunately, there are many little ways in which you can invite spring into your home. My favourite things to change around the house are cushions. There are so many different variations you can match them in! They can really change the mood in a room with their colours and patterns. For spring, I love cushions with floral design and in pastel colours. Throw in a new blanket in a matching shade and it already starts to feel a bit more like spring!
Another little thing to change up is your bed. Not literally. Switch up your bedsheets to the ones with a higher thread count so your skin can breathe easier at night – it will help you stay cooler as the nights get warmer. Pay attention to the material they’re made out of as well – less polyester and more cotton will help your skin breathe better at night. Which basically will mean you’ll sweat less which will help control unwanted spots.
Nothing screams SPRING more than a fresh bunch of flowers. Unfortunately, fresh flowers, as amazing they are, tend to die pretty quickly and then you need to set off to the shops again to buy a fresh bunch. And who has time for that now? Luckily for us, spring freaks, the shops have realised the need for faux flowers. I remember back in the day when I was younger, fake flowers looked exactly how they sounded. These cheap plastic shiny monsters will haunt me in my nightmares forever. Thankfully, the companies reflected on what they were doing wrong and now, most of the faux flowers look, and sometimes even feel, very real! HomeSense has the biggest wall filled with fake stems of all flowers possible for a very reasonable price. Pick and choose to create your very own bouquet that matches the design of any room.
If you’re not really into faux flowers, your other option are plant pots. And the choice is limitless as long as you’ve got the skills to keep them alive and happy. I buy new plants every spring with the aim to give them so much love that I think I suffocate them. Either that or I turn them into something so dry you wouldn’t even see it in a Sahara desert. If you’re good with plants and can look after them, please teach me your ways. My love seems to be killing them.
This one depends whether you have outside space or not – but worry not, even if you have a little balcony or a windowsill, it can go a long way! There are many ways to implement hints of greenery in your house, but to make Spring fully blossom you cannot forget about your garden. For some reason, I’m a lot better at keeping plants alive when they’re outside. It’s a good idea to buy a few terracotta pots from any shop (you can even get them at Tesco now), spray paint them if you’d like and pop them in your garden, front porch, a balcony or a windowsill. My favourite thing to grow are all types of herbs. Not only do they look pretty with all their greenery, but the smell amazing and are a great help when cooking. They’re also fairly easy to maintain as long as you water them regularly and put them in a semi-sunny place. I’m not an expert in gardening though so don’t quote me on that!
With that, I can hear the birds singing outside and the sunshine is beaming through the window at my face. Better times are coming. Warmer times are coming. And I already can’t wait for what this year’s spring and summer have to offer. Let me know if you’re as excited for the winter to end as I am in the comments!
Until next time xx