The Market has shaped up to be a great year to move to that new home… Is anyone ready for the warm weather to finally get here and stay here?! Spring is here, whatever the weird weather may indicate. Perhaps you want your home to reflect the feelings of spring—but you don’t want to spend a lot of money. Maybe you feel like you’re living in a dank cave of winter darkness—but you don’t have a lot of time to remedy the situation. Possibly your personality possesses a contradictory mix of decorating addiction and utter laziness. Whatever your quandary, here are some ways to spruce up your apartment for spring, without actually redecorating.
~ Quickest, easiest way to make it feel like spring in your house: bring on the flowers. The bright colors offer a constant reminder that life has returned! And the smells will keep you smiling and energized. There’s nothing like waking up to the scent of lilac.
~ Nothing says springtime like the fresh scent of Febreze… NOT. While it’s great that you want to de-scent your home of heavy winter smells, consider doing it naturally, rather than spraying yourself into a lightheaded stupor. Cinnamon sticks, essential oils, vinegar, bath salts… there are plenty of cheap and easy ways to have spring smells wafting through your apartment in no time.
~ Lighting!! Let in the sun. Wash those dingy windows! Keep the curtains open as long as there’s daylight. And if you have heavy, insulated drapes for keeping out the winter cold, consider switching them for lighter curtains that will help you wake up naturally with the warm spring sun.
~ Your apartment probably looks lovely to an outsider; it’s your perspective that needs some freshening. Try moving the furniture around a
bit (we recommend scratch-free sliders, which will protect your floors and also make it much easier to move heavy objects). The new arrangement will—consciously or unconsciously—remind your brain that we’ve finally arrived in a new season.
Once you are done sprucing up your apartment, head out to Aksarben Village and see what’s happening!! So many events!! From a High Heel Dash, to outdoor live concerts in Stinson Park and the Farmers Market on Sundays; you’d be sure to have a good time! Check out the event calendar here: http://www.aksarbenvillage.com/calendar/