When March finally arrives, we breathe! In anticipation of the sun warming the skin, fresh but not chilling air, bright mornings and chirping birds, we look forward to welcoming spring. And to make the most of the benefits of this season, let’s improve our living room, which must change from cozy cocoon to ode to joy. Here are the 7 main steps for metamorphosis.
We store everything that reminds us of the cold winter
Throughout the winter, the low temperatures have encouraged us to cover ourselves and make the most of our home as a warm cocoon. As a result, we have accumulated in the living room objects that work almost like comforters. First, the famous plaid in which we rolled all winter in the sofa. In the same spirit, there is also the carpet like animal hair placed on our favorite chair. Finally do not forget the candles that are still on the coffee table and the logs next to the fireplace for the luckiest of us.If these objects have a certain comfort during our long winter evenings in the living room, it is time today to store them to make way for a new cycle.
We give way to the light
With the winter air currents, the windows were sometimes a bit rough with us and some found the solution with thick curtains that isolated both the cold and the cold. outside. With the days that lengthen and the temperatures that rise, it is time to decompartmentalize all this and bring a little lightness in our living room. So we start by replacing the thick curtains with lighter curtains which will bring a maximum of light. We also put aside all too heavy fabrics such as velvets and exchange them with textiles that evoke springtime sweetness like linen or lace.
Moving the furniture
Once the outside light has the potential to brighten our living room with new sheers, we must also ensure that the furniture is not a hindrance to the sun.Better, we must ensure that this natural light has the best effect on our room. For this, we reorganize our furniture so that the sofas and armchairs take full advantage of the sun’s rays (and so do we). Not to mention that moving furniture always has a beneficial effect on our mind, we always feel lighter after a good reorganization session.
We change the painting (or the wallpaper)
Repainting his paintings or wallpapers is not obligatory every season, fortunately! On the other hand if we had the intention to do it, this beginning of spring is the ideal moment to launch. First for a practical side since we can finally leave the windows open without risking pneumonia to evacuate the paint and glue odors. Finally we will enjoy a better color in his living room during the spring and summer since the days are longer. We follow the cycle of nature as if this new atmosphere was that of rebirth.
We invite plants and flowers
Here is an obvious tip for all those who want to celebrate spring. It’s time to find the green thumb and fill up with greenery. First of all, there are outdoor plants that have been kept indoors during the winter and that must be put back outside. This is not a reason to completely empty his living room of plants. On the contrary, we take maximum advantage of flowers that land like lilac, tulip, narcissus or mimosa. For green plants, we opt for refreshing species such as chlorophytum or Aeschynanthus japhrolepis (unpronounceable but also essential).
We’re looking for spring accessories
If plants are already a first step towards the celebration of spring, there are other decorative accessories that can also do the trick (especially if you do not have the green hand).To celebrate spring in our living room, there are several options. You can start with floral touches with floral motifs on everyday objects such as cushions, notepads or framed illustrations. Other objects naturally evoke spring freshness like bird cages, butterfly trinkets or cute little ceramic bunnies.
And of course … we are doing the spring cleaning!
Finally (although it is advisable to start there), the spring cleaning in the living room is undoubtedly the best way to pay tribute in spring. By making the dust thoroughly (which implies going to look for it even behind the furniture), we will almost immediately feel better breathing. And it will also go through the box declutter before it is too late. Breathe is spring!