If there was ever a good time of year to freshen up and update your home, then it would be the springtime. After a long and cold winter, the sun is finally starting to shine, the flowers are beginning to flourish, and Lockdown is lifting.
Spring has sprung and you are feeling upbeat, motivated and ready for action. It’s the perfect time to update your home and embrace this year’s latest interior design trends.
Not sure where to begin?
Keep reading to discover five simple ways to spruce up your home for spring, and don’t worry, it won’t cost you the earth!
Embrace natural light
One of the simplest ways to make your home feel more spring-like is to ensure that you are making the most of any natural light within your home. It can be as basic a task as moving the furniture around a bit so that the key areas in each room are basked in sunshine.
For example, try moving your sofa to the sun facing part of your living room, as close to the window as possible. You no longer need to worry about draughts as the warmer weather is well on its way.
Colour me beautiful
If you want a quick and easy way to update your home for spring, then you can’t go wrong with a fresh coat of paint on the walls. With this spring’s trending colours being muted pink, baby blue and mint green, you are spoilt for choice when it comes to redecorating your home.
On the other hand, if you prefer to keep your walls neutral, you could incorporate the above colours into your furniture and home accessories instead. Think freshly painted dining room chairs, a newly acquired mint green sofa or a few muted pink lampshades.
Clear out the clutter
Nothing says spring quite like a thorough spring clean of your home. It is almost a rite of passage for transitioning from the cold weather to the warm; it just has to be done.
Now, if the thought of clearing out all your cupboards and drawers, not to mention the space under your bed where you stash everything and anything that you want out of sight, brings you out in a cold sweat, then don’t worry, you are not alone.
Why do you think Mrs Hinch, the crazy cleaning lady, is so popular?
Thankfully, for those of you who are not so keen on spring-cleaning, it can be done in just one day.
Firstly, you need a checklist of the cleaning tasks you want to complete and then you simply need to systematically work your way through each room. A slap dash approach is not going to cut it if you want to be done in a day.
Be thorough but don’t get bogged down with one individual task. Create a checklist to spring clean your home and systematically work your way through it.
Be fabulous with flora and fruit
Most people have a variety of spring flowers growing in their gardens, from daffodils to tulips to gladioli. All of which will look stunning arranged in a spring-inspired vase or two.
Another great tip is to fill a bowl with lemons – choose the unwaxed variety – and place in your hallway or on your dining room table. Not only will they instantly brighten up any room, but they will smell fresh and amazing and look quirky too.
Adopt spring-inspired accessories
If you want to completely transform the look of a room without having to make any major changes, then home accessories are the way to go. Luckily, the shops and supermarkets are awash with spring-inspired home furnishings; from cushions emblazoned with cute animals that come out at this time of year, to throws adorned with flowers and decorative, light-weight rugs.
Spring is the season of opportunities, so be sure to seize yours, especially when it comes to sprucing up your home.
If you are planning on selling, why not contact us, we’ll be happy to advise you on how to make your house spring market ready. Contact us on 01803 505115 or email us for more information.