Spring into Fresh
Spring is a time of renewal. It is the time of year when people across the country begin shaking
off the ﬁnal dregs of winter, opening their windows, and hanging clothes on the lines to dry. It is
the time of year that many people associate with cleaning but very few associate with home
decorating. Sadly enough there are very few times of year when it is more appropriate to
decorate your home. Face it, for most of us, this is the only time of year that we are actually happy
During the summer months we clean because the kids (young and old alike) are constantly
tracking dirt, mud, grass, and goodness knows what else into the house. Cleaning in these days is a
chore and yet we still manage to bring out the patriotic colors and celebrate America in style.
Goodness knows how with all the extra cleaning that is going on and the nearly double amounts
of lemonade and iced tea being consumed daily. Still we manage to decorate and take great joy in
doing so as if some right of passage has been achieved by our home decorating efforts.
During the Thanksgiving and Winter months we clean house because we have no choice. Friends
and family will be coming over and they expect our homes to be well decorated and clean. This I
must tell you is quite the accomplishment with the rush of the holidays afoot and yet somehow
we manage to muster up some Christmas cheer when others are around while playing Mr.
Scrooge when it comes to running the mop and the broom around our rooms.
Spring is the one time of year in which our cleaning efforts are nothing short of inspired. Yet it is
also the spring that often eludes us when it comes to inspiration for decoration. Perhaps we are
too tired from all of our cleaning efforts to seek the inspiration to decorate. If this is the case with
you, then my hope is that some of the ideas mentioned below will help bring some serious
decoration inspiration your way.
For some scent
inspiration sniff out
Saint Parfum. They
specialize in candles
and diffusers that will
make your home smell
Looking for a fruit
that’s perfect for
Spring? Try cherries!
Filled with Vitamins A,
C and antioxidants. No
wonder they say life is
just a bowl of cherries!
Some ﬂowers begin
blooming right at the
crack of Spring. Take
advantage of early
bloomers like Daffodils
to brighten up your
home in a jif.
Towels Yes I said towels. In your kitchen and your bathrooms you need bright, bold colors that signify spring, birth, and
renewal. These little touches can make a huge difference in not only your attitude about cleaning and decorating but also your
attitude about cooking.
Fragrance While most people do not realize that the fragrances we use in our homes is a type of decoration. It makes
our noses happy to some degree but also the potpourri and candles are often decorations in and of themselves. Put out bowls
ﬁlled with brightly colored and lightly scented fragrance balls, dried fruit, and other delights. Gourmet potpourri can be found in