Perhaps it’s because we’ve had a long, seemingly endless winter with record low temperatures and rain, rain, and more rain. Along with some snow to keep it interesting!
 
All I know for sure, is that I feel more anxious for spring to arrive this year than ever before. Maybe you do, too?
 
Aah, spring. Just saying the word puts a bounce in my step and a lilt to my voice.
 
In spring, everything is glistening, green and new. There is a feeling of renewal and reawakening. The world comes alive again and along with it, new hope and possibilities.
 
But nature likes routine and has her own natural cycle, so I know we’re not quite done with winter yet. There will still be some last, gasping days left before it finally passes for another year.
 
We can’t rush the days on the calendar, but we can do some things that boost our mood now in anticipation for sunshine and greenery that’s just around the corner.
 
Here are a few ideas:
 
Shabby-chic Style Powder Room by Torie Jayne
CHANGE OUT YOUR BATHROOM TOWELS
 
Most of us choose neutral-colored bathroom towels, but consider exchanging them for more colorful versions that can brighten your feelings until nature does it for you.
 
Shabby-chic Style Dining Room by Dreamy Whites
BUY YOURSELF FRESH FLOWERS
 
The quickest way to give yourself and your rooms a lift. Daffodils, tulips, and sweet-smelling hyacinth are readily available now and you’ll think and truly feel spring. I sometimes think God gave us these beautiful blooms as a gift to hold us until spring really arrives.
 
Contemporary Living Room Richmond, 1930's refurbishment
CHANGE OUT YOUR THROW PILLOWS
 
Now is the time to lighten and brighten your atmosphere with spring-colored pillows. I buy pillow covers so I can in an instant exchange the velvet and faux fur ones to the linen and silk ones that herald spring.
 
Contemporary Living Room by Casey & Fox

TREAT YOURSELF DURING COFFEE/TEA BREAKS

 
Instead of the go-to mugs we become so used to drinking from, why not use beautiful matching cups, saucers, and pots? It turns those routine breaks into something special which in turn become special moments for you as well.
 
Traditional Kitchen by Higham Furniture
REFRESH YOUR PAINT
 
Perhaps it’s time to repaint as its been a few years, or maybe you’ve been thinking of trying a different color or painting an accent wall. No matter, as you’ll feel instant gratification when you look at freshly painted walls.
 
Transitional Bedroom by Sasha Meredith Designs
DECORATE YOUR BED
 
Time to change your bedding to something more spring-like. Different colors than you’re used to and don’t be afraid to mix patterns like you see in this photo. When you make your bed in the morning, try spraying your pillows with a fresh-scented linen water. When you slip into bed that night, you’ll sleep like a baby.
 
Scandinavian Bedroom by Element Studios

A PEACEFUL WRITING SPOT

Research has shown over and over again that keeping a gratitude journal lifts our spirits. It’s impossible to feel depressed when we are thinking positive thoughts. And don’t use electronic tablets either. Use a real pen and pretty paper to note your thoughts.
 
Modern Bedroom by Natural Bed Company
REMOVE HEAVY WINDOW COVERINGS
 
Replace with lighter- weight ones that let the light in. No keeping blinds or curtains half- closed either. Our brains need all the daylight we can give them for mood enhancement. Of course, that requires clean windows for sure!
 
These are just a few ideas that can help hasten spring into your home and life.
 
I bet you have some other great suggestions and I’d love for you to share in the comments.
 
Until next time…
 
Blessings from my home to yours,
 
Nancy
Dedicated to helping you live your rooms—not the other way around
 
Photos via HOUZZ

SIGN UP FOR YOUR FREE DESIGN GIFT

How to Make Your Home INSPIRE You! ~ Mindful Interiors Package

30 pages of design tips, 30 minute radio interview, and monthly Mindful Design Newsletter
Signup and receive your FREE gift:


Share and Enjoy:
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • del.icio.us
  • Digg
  • Reddit
  • RSS
  • StumbleUpon
  • Technorati
  • Print
  • email

More About

Read more about Nancy Meadows and her work as a designer...

Services

Find out how Nancy can help you in solving your design dilemmas...

Contact

Begin the process of decorating your home or work space with Nancy Meadows...