Spring has officially begun, and spring cleaning is on the agenda! This year, go beyond the basic spring cleaning tasks like washing the windows and dusting the baseboards. Now is the perfect time to reevaluate your home and make some changes that will benefit the look and feel of your space. Read on to see our interior design and organization tips for a happier house.

simplify your interior design

Less is more

Spring cleaning usually prompts another annual tradition- yard sales. As you shake off the winter’s dust and freshen up your home for spring, take a look around. What’s working? What could be better? We have discussed staging your home to sell, but here’s a secret you may not know: Sometimes homeowners like the simplified, pared-down look of their staged-to-sell home so much, they opt to stick with the changes!

If you’re not ready to go full-on minimalist, try one of these challenges:

  • Remove an accessory or two from an over-crowded mantel or display shelf.
  • Re-arrange furniture to create a more spacious effect, not just within a room, but throughout the whole house. Sometimes it’s as easy as swapping out the sofas in your den and living room, or switching up a seating arrangement.
  • Banish guilt. If a piece of furniture or some other item holds sentimental value and you can’t imagine parting with it, try to incorporate it into your decor. However, if you are only holding on to things because you feel obligated, shut that mindset down! It’s your house and you should love everything in it. Don’t let your possessions hold you  hostage. Donating the item to charity can help. Someone else may be thrilled with the piece you’ve merely been tolerating for years!

If you need some help approaching your home with fresh eyes, hiring an interior designer can be invaluable. At MJN & Associates Interiors, we offer a wide range of services, from quick consultations to overseeing entire renovations. Give us a call today to discuss your home and find out how a few smart changes can make a big difference!

Read Beyond Spring Cleaning Part 2: Get Real.