Easter is just around the corner and it won’t be long before we will be taking down the bunnies and the sweet Spring decor. I think of this time of year as the in between time. Too early for full on Summer, but I don’t want to decorate totally in Spring decor either. So how do we decorate right now? I like to transition slowly from Spring into Summer. In all honestly, I’m really ready to get outside and plant! With that in mind, today I’m sharing my Spring to Summer kitchen.
The first thing that I do is CLEAN!
Clean from the ceiling to the floor.
Scrub the oven and sink, mop and wax the floor and shine up your appliances.
Take everything off of the countertops and clean those as well.
It’s also a great time to clean out the cabinets and drawers.
Donate what you haven’t used in a year, throw away anything that doesn’t work, is chipped or broken.
Add Fresh Flowers.
This is the perfect time to bring the outside in.
If you do nothing else, clean and treat yourself to fresh flowers or greenery.
Throw open a few windows and let in a breeze.
Add a few plants or greenery.
Again, bring the outside in!
Chances are you don’t have access to cut flowers yet and if you don’t want the weekly expense of buying fresh flowers, plants are the way to go.
Don’t have a green thumb?
No shame in that game, go faux!
This time of year green plants mentally put you in a good mood and get you looking forward to summer.
So bring on the green!
Don’t forget to give your nose a treat!
Let’s face it, if it looks clean and smells inviting then odds are you want to spend more time in that room.
Add in a new floral or fruit scented hand soap and candle.
Right now I’m really enjoying this Bath and Body Rose Water and Hibiscus hand soap.
It makes me feel like I’m in the garden even when I’m not.
If you are like my BFF and are on candle restriction ( You must remember to blow them out!) then try a scented wax burner or oil diffuser system.
Your nose will thank you!
Add a fresh, new hand towel.
There is nothing like a fresh new hand towel to dress up your kitchen!
Am I right or is it just me?
It doesn’t have to be expensive, just wrinkle free and fresh looking.
This crisp new blue and white towel can be found here at a great price.
Change out your artwork and decor items.
This is the perfect time to bring in lighter, brighter decor items and art.
I chose to add this cute little print of a plant under a cloche that says “Please Grow”.
How appropriate is that?
This is also a great time to look at freshening up your rugs, runners, placemats and napkins.
You will be surprised that by doing these simple things just how much you will love your Spring to Summer kitchen!
Plus, this concept works in all rooms of your house, so give it a try in other rooms as well.
It really is perfect for this “in between time”.
Until next time….