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As the weather gets warmer and the scenery shifts from the dreary gray of winter to the vibrant, flowery hues of spring, you may find relief in the fact that the days of freezing temperatures and early sunsets are long gone. With shopping and dining options as well as proximity to public transportation, living in Alexandria, VA will allow you to enjoy every aspect of the spring. Since spring is right around the corner, here are a few tips to help you welcome the season into your apartment:
Taking a day or two to delve deep into your apartment and clean every nook and cranny will make your apartment feel brand new. Apart from making your apartment spotless, dusting and disinfecting every room can make you feel better both physically and mentally. Disinfecting surfaces eliminates germs and bacteria, which can help protect everyone in the household against the flu. Likewise, dusting each room eliminates dust and mold, which are both common allergens. While you are spring-cleaning, you should also take the opportunity to declutter your apartment and get rid of anything you do not need anymore. Doing so will open up free space in your apartment that you didn’t even know you had.
Outside, flowers are blooming and colorful leaves are growing on trees. Why not bring some of that greenery into your home? Not only will the plants liven up your living space, but they will also provide immense health benefits such as clearing the air of toxins and making it better for you to breathe. In addition, having plants in the home adds color to the room, which makes a huge difference in a room of four white walls. There are a wide variety of plants to choose from—just choose the one that best suits your taste and needs.
Fill the Room with Vibrant Colors
In many apartments, renters are not allowed to paint the walls. Although this is a strictly enforced rule, it shouldn’t stop you from using alternative methods to add color to your apartment. Instead of going against your building’s rules by painting the walls, add splashes of color in other parts of the room. Purchase colorful decorative pillows, rugs, paintings and other room décor to brighten your living space and bring the flowery colors of spring into your home. You can also purchase wall decals, which are easy to attach and remove and will not damage the walls.
Rearranging furniture will not only give your apartment a new look, but it will also give it a new feel. Moving things around can have a positive effect on your mood and can remind you of the changes that are coming with the spring. Leave the winter behind with your old living room arrangement and ring in the spring with a new location for every piece of furniture!
Add Spring Scents to Your Home
Winter is over so that means it’s time to swap out that peppermint candle for a candle with a more spring oriented scent. Any fruity or flowery scent, such as lilac or orange, will do. Candles aren’t the only way to add spring scents to your home, however. You can always opt for a plugin scent, incense or an air diffuser.
Apartments in Alexandria, VA
Springtime in Alexandria, VA, is like no other. If you are currently searching for an apartment in the area, Lerner Excelsior Tower would love to help! View our floorplans or take a virtual tour today. If you have any questions, feel free to call us at (703) 436-5795.