Winter is a lazy season with dark and dreary mornings and early sunsets, making spring the perfect time to get outside and enjoy a landscape coming back to life with lush greens and bright blooms. If you’re a person who loves getting outside and enjoying your outdoor patio, try out these DIY projects and outdoor activities to welcome in the spring.
Build an Outdoor Reading Canopy
If you’re not the type for sports but want to get out and enjoy beautiful spring weather, relaxing in the warm rays of the sun is a perfect way to unwind for a literary adventure. This spring, try building a reading nook to provide perfect shade for reading in the sun. Just grab a few wooden planks and build yourself a canopy for the yard.
Refurbish Your Home Entrance
If you want to increase the curb appeal of your home while offering a welcoming space for guests, the first place to start is your entryway. Just by planting a few pots, cleaning out the driveway, and organizing the furniture around the entrance, you can quickly revamp the look of your entire house.
If you are worried about keeping your front door furniture clean and sturdy, just use a set of customized covers to protect them from harsh weather, excess moisture or abrasion. Need a bit of color? Just add a set of customized outdoor cushion covers to provide your seats with a splash.
Pro-Tip: Along with the front door, it’s also important to focus on your front porch. By placing an ottoman or lounge chair near the entrance, you can easily increase the seating space for guests in the yard.
Have a Cookout
Once you’ve gotten your front lawn ready for guests, why not refresh, enlighten, and reignite your passion for the outdoors by taking a meal out on the lawn? Whether you choose to use a simple grill or a barbeque smoker, cook outs are a great way to bring over your family and friends, providing good conversation and entertaining the kids.
If you’re worried about keeping your grill out on the lawn, just install a protective and sturdy grill cover to add longevity to your appliance. For the perfect decor, a colorful picnic table cover can add vibrancy to your picnics, and an easy way to clean up those crumbs.
Invest in a Garden
Planting is a delightful way to brighten up your mood, and add some color to your yard. For the avid home improver, nothing beats the satisfaction of watching your seedlings sprout into plants within a few weeks of planting them. Gardening is also a great family activity; however, safety is key. Only allow children to use gardening tools with adult supervision.
Once your seedlings have sprouted, you can place a set of comfortable chairs in the garden area, sit back, and enjoy the fruits of your labor. Make sure to use outdoor pillow covers to protect all pillows from debris.
Decorate Your House With Spring Color
Spring brings a series of lush colors; the greens of trees and the hues of flowers. This spring, try decorating your home with a lush set of spring colors.
Whenever you decorate for a season, consider items that can be easily swapped when the seasons change. Small items of home decor such as lamps, mantle pieces, or simple decorations can bring the spring time essence in the air. For your deck, try adding to your patio furniture with a set of spring pillows, or a new set of outdoor cushion covers.
Finally, spring is the time for blooming plants, so why not add some greenery to your home? For a quick, floral splash try a set of flower pots atop your tables or shelves. Ferns in flower pots can quickly fill dead spaces within the home. Remember, whenever you add plants, you have to take care of them. Water your plants regularly, and give them ample sun.
Make a Bird Feeder
When spring rolls around, birds spring back from their hibernation. With the enchanting calls of birds in the air, why not hang a bird feeder in your garden? A bird feeder is a great way to add to your outdoors, giving you a chance to watch these birds enjoy a meal. Some great spots for a bird feeder are right near the patio or in your veranda.
Let’s Get Artsy
Art is an excellent opportunity to experiment with ideas and unleash inner creativity. From some pottery for the porch, or making progress woodworking in the garage, creating art can also be a great step to having the perfect home decor. When making your pieces, keep in mind your house’s needs. A blank wall is a perfect excuse for some painting in the garden.
Get Out and Go Hiking
One of the benefits of spring is inviting weather. While cold winters might drive us to huddle up inside for warmth, spring encourages us to get outside. This makes spring an ideal time to get in touch with mother nature.
One of the easiest ways to do this is a simple walk on your local nature trail. This is a fun activity that also provides you with a good dose of much-needed exercise. Hiking is also a great family activity, providing your children with the chance to explore.
Take Up a New Hobby
Whether you love swimming, yoga, craft or cooking, hobbies are a great way to let the time unwind and explore interests you’ve never had. If you don’t have a current hobby, try experimenting with a few, allowing you to find what suits you best and meet new friends along the way.
For the home improver and avid declutterer, a great place to start is in Do-It-Yourself Crafts. Instead of throwing away unwanted household items, transform them into useful new tools for your home. For example, you can create a simple pen stand with an unused water bottle or a vase with empty perfume bottles.
Organize Your House
Organizing a house requires a lot of hard work. Firstly, you need to declutter your home by making separate boxes for items that need to be stashed away, donated, refurbished, and organized.
Buy furniture that could help you declutter. An ottoman could be used as storage, seating, or as a lounge feature. Use baskets, small cabinets, and drawer organizers to give a splendid makeover to your home.