It’s that time again. Springtime! The days are getting longer and temperatures are rising a bit, We’re excited for the new season, but, if you’re in need of a li’l more encouragement here are some inexpensive ways to prep your home for Spring without breaking the bank. Trust us, setting even one of these ideas into motion will have you ditching those flannel p.j.s for flowers in no time.
Add Some Floral Flare
Nothing says Spring like a brightly colored bouquet of fresh flowers. Placing bunches around the house can lift spirits and instantly brighten up any room. Scoring quality flowers for a great price is as easy as making a quick trip to Trader Joe’s. That’s right, the next time you need to make a milk run, ‘stop and smell the roses’ as you enter your local Trader Joe’s. Near the front entrance, you’re typically greeted with a wide assortment of plants, herbs, flowers and etc. The prices can’t be beat. With smaller bouquets starting at $3.99, you’ll still have money left over for a bottle for ‘2 Buck Chuck”!
Love your couch but have grown tired of those old throw pillows? Instead of trashing them, why not invest in a set of pillow covers? Our favorite online marketplace for all things home decor, Etsy, has tons of pillow cover options, usually, handmade by some of the best crafters and artisans around. The covers pictured below start out at around $9. What a bargain! You’ll be blown away by the amount of quality goods you’ll find there- – – just in time for Spring. So, give those pillows a second chance with a new cover. They’ll be (virtually) as good as new.
Unleash Your Inner Artist
Re-organized or new wall art can easily transform a room. DIY wall art is a wonderful way to begin that transformation. It’s easy, too. Just wrap a canvas in your favorite fabric and secure the fabric using a staple gun, hot glue or tacks. A trip to your favorite craft store and about $20 is all you need to get started. With some fabrics priced as low as $2.99/yard (or less) and canvases priced as low as $2.50 (depending on their sizes), you won’t have to blow through a huge stack of cash for this project.
No space in your home is exempt from a Springtime make-over That includes your book shelf. If you have a number of books that make for better reading than viewing, simply take any leftover gift wrapping paper you may have on hand and cover your books with it. Be sure and choose paper with subtle, but, chic prints.- – – No holiday themes. Go ‘Old School” and use brown-paper grocery bags. Given the latest craze with adult coloring books, we’re sure a few of you have a set of colored pencils or crayons laying around. So get creative and make your own patterns.