A Guide to Spring Cleaning Your Living Room 

After a long and harsh winter, the warmth of spring is slowly seeping in. The changing season marks a time for rejuvenation; what better way to show this than by spring cleaning your living room?

The living room is one of the main areas of any home. It’s the place to socialise with your family and friends as well as a place of relaxation after a long day. You’ll want to keep this space tidy and clutter-free as much as possible.

Before starting, crack the windows open to let some fresh air circulate around the room!

Prepare Your Equipment

Make sure to grab everything you need before you get started; vacuum, microfibre cloths, duster, cleaning products, etc. Gathering them before you get started allows you to check if you’ve got everything you need before you get started. There’s nothing worse than being in the middle of a deep clean only to realise you’ve run out of anti-bacterial spray!


You should start by decluttering your living room.

Remove anything that doesn’t belong in the living room, returning them to their rightful places. If you have magazines, newspapers, old mail or anything similar that has accumulated on the surfaces, clear them out. Keeping what you want, binning what you don’t and putting them in neat piles; creating a centrepiece as opposed to a mess. Follow through with other items you keep in the living room such as books or DVDs.

If you find it easy to collect a lot of clutter, it could be worth investing in storage solutions such as ottomans with hidden compartments or decorative baskets to help keep the clutter at bay.

Cleaning the Surfaces

It doesn’t take long for dust to gather in your living room; from the shelves and furniture to the light fixtures and electronics.

Using either a duster or a microfibre cloth, start dusting surfaces from the top and work your way to the bottom. Don’t forget to get into the corners of the room both on the floor and the ceiling as well as the windowsills and your blinds or curtains.

Consider wiping the trims over too with warm, soapy water to clean any smudges and grime away.

With your technology, use a soft cloth or specialised cleaner to remove fingerprints and smudges without damaging the surfaces.

Deep Clean Your Furniture

Deep Clean Your Furniture

Furniture, such as sofas and armchairs, can harbour dust, stains and pet hair, making it important to give them a deep clean every once in a while.

Start by vacuuming them thoroughly to remove any surface debris such as dust and crumbs. Then unzip the covers of your upholstered furniture and wash them – make sure to follow the care instructions! Take the cushions off your furniture and give the base of your furniture a vacuum too, getting rid of any debris that fell down the cracks.

Whether you can move them away or lift them up, don’t forget to get underneath and around the back of your furniture too.

Once your covers are clean and dry, put them back on and fluff up your cushions.

Refreshing Décor and Accessories

Take all the throws and blankets you’ve got in your living room and put them in the wash – again, make sure to check the care label. Whether you’ve snuggled up under them or left them neatly folded, it’s best to wash them or at least air them to freshen them up. If you’ve got a variety of throws, blankets or even decorative cushions, consider swapping them out for lighter fabrics and brighter colours.

If you’re big on reflecting seasons through your décor, you could incorporate fresh flowers, potted plants or succulents throughout your living room. Adding a touch of nature and a welcoming sense of life too! Consider decorative accents that encompass spring and Easter as well.

Cleaning Your Floors

Cleaning Your Floors

Whether you’ve got carpet, wood flooring, laminate or even luxury vinyl tiles (LVT) in your living room, they’ll still need a good clean.

With LVT, laminate and wood flooring, you’ll want to vacuum or sweep them; making sure to pick up any dirt, dust or debris. Then you should go over with a mop. If you’ve got solid wood flooring or even laminate, you’ll want to use a little amount of water as it can be damaging to your floors; although laminate can be slightly more resistant. Though you shouldn’t use a lot of water to begin with, LVT and engineered wood flooring are more water-resistant and can hold up better against water.

Carpets are known for clinging to dirt, which is why it’s a good idea to hire or buy a carpet cleaning; allowing you to give it a proper deep clean. Follow through with any rugs too!

Spring Cleaning Your Living Room

Spring Cleaning Your Living Room

It may feel like a daunting task having to deep clean your living room, but it’s doable. With enough motivation and perseverance, you can have your living room looking fresh and lively for spring.

Keep a regular cleaning routine too and your periodic deep cleans won’t be too stressful or time-consuming either.