Well-Being Starts on the Inside
Treat your home – and yourself – to a spring refresh.
2 Min. Read | Home & Backyard
When you look out the window, and watch winter fade into spring, it’s easy to appreciate the ability of nature to refresh itself. Making changes inside your home, on the other hand, can seem a little more daunting. But if you just follow Mother Nature’s lead, and let the season inspire you into action, a spring refresh can be just what you need to experience many of the rewards of being outdoors without ever stepping out your front door.
Whether you’re aiming for a full-out redesign or simply adding a few mindful touches, here are some things you can do to update your indoor surroundings to create a healthier and happier home.
Add Some Spring to Your Sleep
Those flannel sheets may have served you well over the winter, but warmer weather is all about percale. This cotton fabric is the season’s most essential bedding, with a crisp, cool feel that gets softer with every wash, so you can get a better night’s sleep and wake up refreshed and ready to tackle the day ahead.
Pick a pattern to add a little natural inspiration to your bedroom. Percale sheets with seashells, sailboats, nautical maps and other bright outdoor designs are as comforting as they are comfortable.
Bathe Yourself in Comfort
The bathroom can be an amazing escape – a place where you wash away the stress and put your mind at ease. And that spa-like update you’ve always wanted? It doesn’t have to be difficult or even expensive – a new set of soft, absorbent towels can work absolute wonders. With no shortage of color choices, simply choose towels that complement your existing space. Can’t decide? White is a classic that works no matter what your style.
Seasonal colors can boost the mood of any space – even your bath. Pick up an extra set of towels to switch out as the seasons change: bright and sunny for spring and summer, cool and frosty for fall and winter.
Give Your Floor a Makeover
A beautifully crafted rug can instantly transform a room with inviting colors and a joyful warmth you get to experience every day. Feeling the softness of premium wool underfoot, enjoying the satisfying play of shape and pattern, or getting a smile from a playful outdoor design make the investment of putting down a rug or doormat totally worthwhile.
Break Up the Boredom
It’s so important to take a break now and then to keep your energy up and your inspiration flowing. Having a good catalog of games, puzzles and books on hand not only makes time fly by, it’s also a great way to bring the family together, have some fun, and keep wandering minds sharp. In our opinion, the classics like Scrabble, Monopoly and cribbage are always crowd pleasers.
Bring In the Outdoors
Research has shown that bringing natural elements indoors – known as biophilic design – can have a positive effect on your physical and emotional health. A few lush plants, a desk or sofa purposefully positioned to have a view outside, and even art that depicts natural scenes, are all ways to bring the amazing restorative effects of the outdoors into your home. And remember: you don’t have to go wild; a little outdoors goes a long way.
Another way to move towards a greener home is to take advantage of the growing number of organic options out there today, like organic cotton bedding, blankets and towels.
Don’t Forget About Your Best Friend
When our dogs are happy, we're happy too. So give your pup a treat and deck out her favorite sleeping spot with a cozy new bed. Or keep the insert and simply replace the cover. Your furry friend will appreciate a fresh place to lay her head.
Want to encourage more snuggle time? Let your faithful companion cuddle up right next to you with a durable dog blanket that also protects your furniture, bed or car seats.