Home décor trends change with the seasons, with winter giving way to spring, summer and autumn, each of which brings their own charm indoors.
In Pakistan, winter is quite mild in some cities while extremely harsh in others. From snow-covered northern areas to the places overflowing with rain in Punjab to the cold winds that bother Karachites, you can experience winter and its different types in all its glory throughout the country.
Although the season is often short-lived, lasting only about 2 to 3 months, most homeowners have their own ways to battle the cold. Some rely on heaters while others clean out their fireplaces in anticipation. In milder areas, people just cover their bare floors with rugs and use jackets, blankets, and coats to keep warm.
Regardless of where you live and the kind of winter weather you have to bear, the coming of spring is a pleasant experience for everyone. With flowers in bloom and leaves returning to the trees, spring can be a beautiful season to enjoy outdoors. What if you want to bring that same charm indoors though? Is that a possibility?
Well, it’s not only possible but also practically recommended to keep your home’s décor up-to-date with seasonal trends. Wondering why? Well, summers in Pakistan can be scorching, and if your home is still set up according to the winter weather, you’ll surely feel suffocated with the rise in temperatures indoors.
While air conditioners are a blessing in the heat, here is how you can modify your home’s décor to bring spring indoors before the summer months.
1. Pack Up the Winter Fabrics
One way to bring spring indoors is to incorporate it in the fabrics you use. From coats and shawls to heavy blankets and comforters, this tip covers them all. If you are using only a light sweater to beat the slightly chilly winds, then it’s time to say bye-bye to the rest of the winter ensemble. The blankets and comforters that you took out of storage can go back to hibernation.
Additionally, if you were using a bedsheet or pillow covers made of heavier and warmer fabrics, spring is a good time to prepare for the summer and change the bedding to something lighter and cooler to the touch. Linen and cotton are good choices in this regard.
Try to opt for fresh and floral prints that reflect the springtime bloom. From curtains to bedspreads and cushion covers, everything can be found in vibrant floral prints to help you set up your house for the season.
2. Bring In Some Colour
The spring season is bright, cheery, and colourful. It’s a season where nature is at its best, and the world around you is full of blooming flowers in a variety of hues. Thus, you can bring spring indoors by adding that same colour palette to your interior decorations.
Change the covers of your throw pillows to vivid pinks, yellows, and greens. Make sure your bedsheet is a bright and floral addition to your room. Get colourful rugs or accessories to set up around the house for that burst of vibrancy. There’s a lot you can do and experiment with, based on how much you want to spend on bringing spring indoors.
If accessorising with colourful décor does not do the trick, consider painting one wall of your living space in a brighter hue. A fresh coat of paint in a newer and brighter shade will transform the look of your interior and help you bring the springtime vibes indoors.
The trick does not just apply to walls though. If painting a wall is a hassle, you can choose to paint a major statement piece in your room in a vibrant shade and see the difference.
3. Make It Smell Like Springtime
When you head to a park in the spring, you will not only see the abundance of colours but will also be able to smell a difference in the air. Springtime just smells heavenly with the fragrance of flowers, the crispness of the morning air that is just starting to lose its coolness under the sun’s heat, and the smell of the freshly mowed grass.
Well, why not bring that same effect into your indoor environment, so it makes you breathe in just as deeply as you did in the park? For this, you will need to purchase candles that are based on floral, fruity or fresh scents and light them up when you want to create the right ambiance. Jar candles or tea light candleholders work best in Pakistan since the air from ceiling fans is strong enough to extinguish a candle that is not adequately protected from the wind.
Alternatively, you can find air fresheners for the springtime in similar scents like the ones mentioned above or use scent diffusers for the same purpose. Since the season of spring is airy, breezy and light, even opening up the windows and balcony doors can work its magic. Let the air flow and allow the sunlight to warm your interior naturally. You’ll feel the difference in your home’s interior yourself.
4. Use the Garden to Your Advantage
Springtime is all about natural beauty, and you can bring that in if you have flowers planted in your garden. Just set up a colourful bouquet of flowers in a vase in your indoor space to carry that vibrant touch of the outdoors.
However, if you do not have access to a garden, how about growing some indoor plants to add green hues to your living spaces? Many plants require very little maintenance to stay green and healthy round-the-year and can be the perfect addition to your home this spring. Fake plants and flowers can be used for spring home décor as well if caring for a live plant is not a feasible option.
Bring the spring indoors with these 4 effective tips and enjoy all the sunshine, warmth and colour that the season has to offer. You can even spruce up your home with some DIY projects if you want to take your home décor to the next level.