*This post is in partnership with Yankee Candle*
After Christmas is over, and the tree comes down, and the lights go away, our house always feels a little empty. It’s nice for about 3 days after all of the holiday decor, but slowly I start filling up the space all over again so it feels more cozy and less cold. Extra pillows, blankets, you know… comfort stuff. Fast forward a few weeks later, then spring starts to arrive and I get a big surge to clean out and give my room a quick room refresh. Nothing major, just five quick things I do to make my home feel lighter and welcome spring.
- Clean up the surfaces. I don’t mean completely wiping everything out (because, let’s face it, accessories are a girl’s best friend.) I don’t know about you, but things tend to pile up if I’m not careful, but taking just a couple of minutes to clear off the papers and legos that linger around helps things feel fresher fast!
- Make a move. Swapping out a side table from another room or moving a bookshelf to a different spot can bring a new twist to a space that might seem stale if it’s been a while since you last rearranged.
- Toss a few pillows. This one is a bit tricky – I’m a pillow hoarder. If I’m not careful, there will be a dozen pillows piled up on my couch. So many, in fact, that you have to move them to actually sit down. But once I take most of them away, my room feels instantly lighter. Call it couch decluttering. I may be the only guilty party – but this one is a big piece of making my space feel lighter for spring.
- Add fresh flowers. I know… all the others have been about taking away, but there’s just something so nice about a simple bouquet of fresh flowers. I love buying a bunch of hydrangeas at the grocery store, but I’ve used a lot of buttercups, forsythia branches, or whatever else I could get my hands on from my own yard. Flowers just say spring, don’t you think?
- Change out the candles. Personally, I love a good Yankee Candle. Each season I’m always ready to see the new scents, and this season includes: Catching Rays, Flowers in the Sun, Line Dried Cotton, Strawberry Lemon Ice, April Showers, Pink Peony, Citron, White Tea, and Carefree (shown above.) Because I use more holiday related scents in the winter, I love bringing out the fresher, cleaner scents for spring. Plus it’s kinda like getting the smell of deep spring cleaning, but only in candle form 🙂
And that’s it! So simple, yet I find that each time I do these five simple things my room feels so much lighter.
Thanks to Yankee Candle for partnering with me on this post. To learn more about Yankee Candle and the new spring fragrances, visit www.yankeecandle.com, the brand’s Instagram (@TheYankeeCandle) and Pinterest (TheYankeeCandle) pages, or join the conversation on Facebook at facebook.com/TheYankeeCandleCompany or on Twitter (@theyankeecandle).