Sharing easy ideas for a simple spring kitchen refresh to help your space feel bright, inviting, and revived.
It’s that time of year when all things spring are around the corner. I don’t know about you but I love this time of year. It feels like a fresh start on so many different levels. What I love is that you can focus your attention on whatever you want and whatever brings you joy.
Over the past several years I’ve always shared some sort of spring cleaning post. Some have been different concepts like how to spring clean more than just your home, ways to spring clean your blog, and ways to get your kids involved with spring cleaning.
This time, I decided to go more typical but narrow it down to one room. What better room to start with than one we seem to spend the most time in. Dun, dun, dunnn…the kitchen.
It’s amazing what a little cleaning, organizing, decluttering, and adding some natural elements can do to a space. The best part is, they’re easy and inexpensive and a great way to welcome spring into your home.
Not only did I take the time to deep clean the heck out of my kitchen, but I also made some small changes, and added in a few simple touches to make this space feel refreshed and inviting. Now, if only my kids would keep the crumbs off the floor, that would be a beautiful thing.
Here are some easy ways you can add a simple spring refresh to your kitchen…
LIGHT & BRIGHT:
Most people are looking for that light and bright kitchen. During the winter months I use a lot more bold tones in my decor. It might be greenery clippings brought in from the outside, darker accent pieces, or using darker hand towels. Now is a great time to switch out those darker tones and bring in the light and airy ones. A big trend right now is neutral tones. Think organic feels, like dried wheat or pampas grass, natural wood tones, or woven accents.
NEW DISH TOWELS:
An easy way to give your kitchen a fresh feel is to switch out those hand towels with new ones. My towels get used a tonnnnn. If it isn’t drying off dished, wiping up a mess, or being used by little fingers, its sitting pretty draped over my dishwasher or counter. That might be a rare case scenario, you know, like if someone is coming over or when the kids are at school. But, when they are sitting fresh and pretty it’s a beautiful sight.
You can never have enough fresh flowers around the house in my opinion. The spring is a great time to bring in some bright and cheery feels. You can go neutral white white flowers or add a pop of color with bright yellow, pink, or purple. I don’t think you can go wrong with whatever you decided to put in a vase and bring joy to your kitchen.
DECORATE OPEN SHELVING:
Open shelving is another popular feature in a kitchen. Its a nice way to display your dishware or decorative accent pieces. An easy way to add a fresh feel to your space is using pieces that you already have and switching them up during different seasons. You can also use timeless pieces that are great for displaying regardless of the season. One of my favorites to use are wooden boards and dessert stacking bowls.
SWITCH OUT YOUR TABLE RUNNER:
Another way I like to make my kitchen feel refreshed is by switching out my table runner. What I also love is this is something you can easily do with ones that you already have or pick up a new one to give it a different feel. I store mine in a bin in our basement and switch them out periodically depending on the season, event, or whenever I feel like I need a new look.
I love having a kitchen runner to stand on while doing my dished or prepping things at the counter. The spring is a great time to take a moment to shampoo and freshen up the one you already have ,or switch it out for a new one. If you don’t have one, the spring is a great time to consider one. I’m thinking about getting another one to do a half year switch and maybe go with something darker for the fall/winter. Here are some of my favorites and a link to the one I have.
DEEP CLEAN YOUR SINK & CABINETS:
I love, love, love, love my white my kitchen, but truth be told, it’s soooo hard to keep clean with little ones. I’m not saying I regret anything, but if I had to do it all over, I might have considered a different cabinet color choice just because of that. I took this time to really scrub my cabinets, wipe out my drawers, and clean my sink. Magic eraser does wonders and a little elbow grease goes a long way. The kitchen really popped after a good wipe down and it’s something I plan to do more often.
DISPLAY SEASONAL FRUIT:
We eat a lot of fruit in our house, so most of the time my fruit bowl is stocked with easy grabs. I love bringing fresh fruit into the kitchen, especially this time of year when oranges are in season. Lemons, limes, apples, and pears are also hearty fruits to leave on display.
What’s something you like to do around the house to give it a fresh feel for spring?