Transition Your Home to Spring

Time to say goodbye to those Winter blues and hello to the beautiful Spring season. The change of seasons is the perfect opportunity to refresh your space and breathe new life into your home. Here are few of my favorite ways to transition your home from Winter to Spring.


FIRST. DO SOME LIGHT CLEANING


The first thing I do is dust my baseboards and wash my windows. Instant refresh. Both surfaces collect dust and dirt over those dreary Winter months. Who doesn’t love seeing a baseboard free of muddy paw prints, and the Spring sun shine through squeaky clean glass?!


From our Wilmar Drive Project | Photo by Tyler Norman Photography


THEN ADD FRESH GREENS


Next, I head to my local nursery, greenhouse or the neighborhood Trader Joes and stock up on potted plants, succulents and fresh flowers. Add a potted ficus in an empty corner of the room. Display a potted succulent on your coffee table. Create a fresh floral arrangement on your dining table. These are little nuggets of life that will make your spaces feel lived-in.


From our Weston Drive Project | Photo by Tyler Norman Photography



SWAP OUT YOUR SCENTS


As much as I love the warmth and coziness of a vanilla latte or almond tart candle, when Spring rolls around it’s time to lighten up the air. Heavier candle and hand soap scents are swapped out for lighter, fresher options. I make these updates in my bathroom and kitchen soaps, and the candles I have on my stovetop and living room coffee table.


From our Timberlake Drive Project | Photo by Tyler Norman Photography



DISPLAY THE FRUIT


This ones easy. When you’re at your neighborhood Trader Joes buying the fresh greens, grab some lemons or artichokes and place them on your island in a textured dough bowl or something elevated.

From our Timberlake Drive Project | Photo by Tyler Norman Photography


AND DON’T FORGET YOUR PILLOW COVERS


Transitioning your home from winter to spring doesn’t have to be expensive. Case and point: pillow covers. Don’t go buy all new pillows. Keep the inserts and just replace the covers each season. Easy peasy. Time to put away the faux furs and cozy wools. Opt for light linens and soft cottons with soft, neutral small scale patterns and prints.


From our Wilmar Drive Project | Photo by Tyler Norman Photography


Christine McCall Home is a full-service interior design studio in Pittsburgh, PA specializing in residential interior renovations.