Posted on June 13, 2020 by Andrea Forsberg
This spring and summer, the pandemic and quarantine have most of us staying at home and have put a damper on our regular routines and activities. With the shelter-in-place orders and social distancing practices, we are separated from family and friends and missing social events. And while we are all spending more time at home these days, there are several things we can do to brighten our spaces—and our spirits. Check out these ideas that are sure to breathe new life into your home:
Now is a great time to fill the home with mood-boosting natural light. This time of year, we get more daily sunlight, so it’s a great time to take advantage of this room-brightening resource. Let the sunshine into your home with new window treatments or just open the curtains more. Add even more sunshine to your home with mirrors, hardwood floors, and other shiny surfaces that let the light bounce around inside. Try decorating with bright colors to enhance the effect even further.
Many of us have a spring-cleaning routine, but this year, with more time at home, it’s a great opportunity to really clean out those areas of the house that you don’t clean as often. Take on the house one room at a time, decluttering and organizing as you go, and cleaning those often-ignored areas.
Even if you love your home furnishings, they can become tired over time. Simply rearranging your furniture and décor can breathe fresh life into your rooms. Try switching around your couches, chairs, and tables, or try placing your bed in a different place in the room. Freshen up a space by changing out the artwork and other pieces of décor.
Now is a great time to refresh outdoor living spaces too. Clean up decks and patios, as well as any outdoor furniture. Consider a refresh with accessories like patio furniture cushions or planters. Trim any unruly landscaping and plant more greenery and flowers to brighten your outdoor space.
Plants and flowers can add life to both indoor and outdoor spaces. Fill your outdoor planters with plants and flowers, add houseplants indoors, and fresh flower arrangements to your favorite rooms. They will add beauty and help brighten your mood.
For fresh-cut flowers and so much more, Flower Works in Marquette, MI, has you covered. Treat yourself to a floral arrangement for your space today!
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