Spring is upon us, and soon the weather will be catching up to the calendar! If you’re itching for a few timely projects, Houzz has a list that will keep you busy.
1. Dispose of big items. With the raft of decluttering bibles published in recent times, it’s tempting to focus on clearing out the small stuff. But, while you definitely should let go of some of those 27 candleholders you’re hoarding, don’t forget to look at the big picture too. If your home is looking crowded, pare back and give away or recycle larger items.
Be honest: Has your sofa had its day? Is that old kitchen table still working for your family, or is it ready for someone else to give it some love? Was the sideboard a bad idea after all?
Take photos of your rooms and furniture on your phone, and look at them outside the house to help provide some distance. Then ask yourself: Do I love it or just live with it, and can I afford to replace it? If something new isn’t in your budget, consider upcycling your possessions by painting, personalizing or customizing them.
2. Paint inside. In many places, it’s still too cold and damp to consider painting your exterior, but now could be a good time to spruce up your interior walls. The days are getting longer, which gives you a larger window of time to finish your job before the light fades. And a coat of new paint feels just right for spring.
If you’re ready for something different on your walls, current popular shades include fresh forest greens and soft gray-blues, while inky blues and grays are still going strong.