I must admit – I’m a bit of a creature of habit, and twice yearly (for as long as I can remember) I like to take the time to give my home a bit of an overhaul. Come Autumn, I’m all about getting cozy – nesting or hibernating, if you will. But the moment that spring makes its debut I love to tuck away all of my heavy garbs in exchange for those of the easier, breezier, variety. It never really takes me longer than an hour or two. It really doesn’t cost much. And it’s the quickest way to hit the refresh button and make your home feel brand new.
I’ve partnered with Décors Véronneau on this post. They’re a Montreal based company that’s leading the market on all things artificial plants (um, hi fellow plant murderers!), accessories, and home decor. I love that their price points are reasonable, their shipping is exceptional, and their use of unique materials (hello, ghost wood!) is unparalleled. I’ve given my office a spring refresh using all of their goodies, and am excited to share 5 easy steps so that you, too, can refresh your home for spring. You guys – even just tackling one or two of these is a game changer.
Adding greenery in the form of plants and flowers, whether faux or the real deal, is the quickest way to infuse life into your space and instantly make it feel brand new. Plus, there’s nothing more synonymous with spring than a heavy dose of plant life. Tucked in corners, draping over shelves, or sitting pretty on your desk or coffee table, it’s a no-holds-barred tactic I can’t get enough of. My home office faces north, and despite how these photos may look we do not get very much natural light. I’ve tried, and failed miserably, at keeping plants alive and have since decided to go the faux route with zero shame. It doesn’t hurt that Décors Véronneau plants are incredible real looking – I’m convinced nobody would be the wiser if I didn’t tell a soul.
True story: when Justin and I were house hunting, I instantly wanted to purchase a house that smelled like warm vanilla the moment we walked in. It didn’t matter that the location wasn’t quite right, and it was a postage stamp of a space we would have outgrown almost instantly, it simply smelled like home. And it made me realize that scents are one of the things that are most overlooked, but have such a significant impact. I always make sure to tuck away my heavier, woodsier, candles and oil diffusers for those of the lighter variety. When planning for spring you naturally want to think light, and lovely. Magnolia, freshly cut grass, and lavender are my personal favourites, but you do you, my friend.
There’s just something so refreshing about updating your space with a few natural materials. Bringing the outdoors in, so to speak, makes a big difference in your overall decor. Less is typically more in this category as you don’t want your space to feel like a hunting lodge (unless that’s your jam?). But a piece of driftwood precariously placed on a bookshelf, or an open weave basket to hid all of the unsightlies go a really long way into making your home feel instantly spring-ready.
While you’re busy incorporating the aforementioned natural materials into your decor, it’s always a nice touch to update your accessories. This could be as simple as moving things from one room to another to make them feel brand new. Re-arranging your “shelfie” altogether. Or treating yourself to a new candle, or pretty decorative accent. All three tactics instantly breathe new life into a space. Décors Véronneau has released a new “white collection” that you can check out here that I’m partial to. They have everything from textured vases, to cute accessories, to the most luxurious knit wool throw you’ve ever seen (or felt). You know the ones that have gone viral on Instagram lately? You’d be amazed at the difference these small changes can make to the overall look and feel of a room.
I tend to get the urge to purge a few times a year, but it’s never stronger than in and around Spring. Like Marie Kondo suggests, go through each item – hold it in your hand – and if it doesn’t spark joy or serve a purpose get rid of it. You’ll feel so much better – lighter, even – when you do.
And last, but most certainly not least, clean your windows. Let that sun shine in, you guys!
sources: blanket (obsessed with this one!)
A big thank you to Décors Véronneau for sponsoring this post. And a huge amount of love to you, my readers, for supporting my sponsors. It means the world!
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