Freshening Up Your House For Spring by Using Color

Spring is a time of renewal and freshness, and for a lot of people, that comes with a desire to do new things. Spring house cleaning is part of that, but so is gardening and decorating. Sometimes you want the new look without going all out, though—thankfully, there are a lot of ways to do that!

The biggest way is by changing up the colors and color themes in your rooms. Color plays such a big role in tying things together that it can be an equally big decorating changer, and you don't have to paint an entire room to make it effective!

The Kitchen

One of the easiest rooms in which you can incorporate color without much effort is the kitchen. There are so many places in a kitchen that welcome color but aren't a lot of actual space: a bar or island, a table, the backsplashes, and the uncovered walls.

Add a new tablecloth, a couple of paintings, a new accent wall, or new accessories to your countertops and bar. Putting in a new light fixture with some color or shape to it is another easy-to-do project that can make a big difference!

The Dining Room

The reason the dining room is such a good spot to update is because it takes so little work. You likely already have furniture you like (and if not, that's a great place to start!), which leaves you with just the walls and floor to change.

If you have a hard floor in your dining room, add a new rug for a splash of color. A new tablecloth or runner can also bring a unified, fresh look, as well as new art on the walls or a new accent color. 

Personal vs. Popular

There are two ways to decorate when you start: for yourself or for others. If you're going to be staying in the house for a long time, you'll want to lean towards the personal side. Make it warm, comfortable, and welcoming to you and your family—it is, after all, your space!

If you're looking to sell soon, though; you're going to want to go with classic colors and items. Greens are a classic choice and also very popular this year, and it's hard to go wrong with subtle blues, yellows, and familiar neutrals.