Winter’s over. It’s time to turn off the fireplace and stow away the blankets. Now that it’s spring, you want sun. You want space. You want to feel free and lighthearted rather than cozy and cooped up—but how do you make the transition from the most frigid season to the most joyous season? From glass room dividers to banana leaves, here are six ideas for a spring refresher.
Replace Solid Walls with Glass Room Dividers
Glass door room dividers open up a house, letting the sunlight in and giving the entire space an open, airy feel. In other words, it’s a perfect renovation project for spring, when the sun comes out and the whole world looks just a little bit fresher and a little bit happier. Although many people save glass partitions for the big rooms, such as the living room or dining room, room dividers for the bedroom also make a smart investment, particularly if you want the room to look bigger and brighter.
Replace Solid Doors with Glass Doors
In addition to room dividers, consider replacing solid doors with sliding glass doors to free up floor space and let the light flow unhindered from room to room. At the end of the day, it’s a relatively painless way to reimagine your interior. Unless you’re tearing down an existing wall, installing a new room divider requires no major construction.
Rearrange the Furniture
There are ways to rearrange furniture that make your interior feel fresher and more expansive. By getting rid of unnecessary pieces and separating large furnishings, you can free up space for foot traffic. Try a little harder, and you might also have room to meditate or even do some yoga. When rearranging, pay close attention to the flow of the room. The best part? It’s free.
Simplify Your Life
Most people do some sort of spring cleaning between March and June, but how many make a concerted effort to clear the clutter out of their lives? We’re not just talking about old mail. If you really want to get back to basics, go through the house and figure out what you don’t need. Send area rugs away for cleaning, stow away the knickknacks, pare down the decorations, and cover the upholstery with slipcovers. In other words, you don’t have to throw anything out in order to simplify your life.
Bring Out the Foliage
The flowers are blossoming outside, so why not bring a floral freshness inside? If you’re not allergic and don’t mind watering every now and then, consider a bouquet of hydrangeas, purple orchids, or peonies. If you prefer more low-maintenance foliage, then consider succulents. Statement leaves (e.g., banana leaves and philodendron leaves) also make for great spring décor.
Add a Splash of Color
There are many of ways to add color to your home, whether you paint the walls, replace the pillows and blankets, buy new kitchen chairs, or invest in new vases. Now that the passion for minimalism has receded, you can embrace brighter colors without fear of disapproval. Need ideas? Gelato colors are hot this year, as are indigo blues and “glittery” gold.
Visit our gallery for more ideas on how you can use sliding glass doors and glass room dividers to liven up your space for spring.