I am so excited that today is officially the first day of Spring!
Of course that makes us all want to spring clean, and give our houses a fresh new look. How can we do that without putting a dent in our budgets? Here’s some thrifty ways to freshen up your house for spring without breaking the bank:
This can get expensive if you’re not careful. But go to bulk stores (like Costco or BJ’s) and you can score some great deals on fresh flowers. Shop local discount food stores for some good prices on fresh flowers too!
Make sure you buy flowers that last long, and don’t die within a few days. One of my favorites hearty flowers- spider mums:
Decorating with fruit:
Make sure you avoid this looking outdated, and put single varieties of fruit in modern-looking clear glass jars.
Try using lemons and limes…they will instantly brighten up your space!
You could either get real fruit, or go to your local dollar store or Target for some fake fruit that will last you for years.
Change your pillows:
Put away all of those chunky cable-knit winter pillow covers, and switch them out for something fresh! Look for strictly pillow covers, so you can keep your pillow forms on the couch…this will save you a lot of money!
If you have a dark couch, lighten it up with light colored pillows. I love creamy yellow pillows, or very light blue, or white!
If your couch is light, add some punch with colored pillows!
See if you can find some discount fabric at a local thrift store, and make your own simple pillow cover.
I love adding little birds into my decor. It’s a sweet addition that can make a big impact. You can find little birds to add (I got some super cheap at Michael’s last year) or you can use bird-related decor, such as nests and cages:
Spring is all about new life and whimsy. Don’t take your decor too seriously this spring – try some new styles and colors. You might not like everything the first time around, but you might just find some new favorites