Spring is in the air, and with more light starting to come into the home if you’re anything like me, you start feeling that changes need to be made after a dark and dismal winter. There are so many ways you can update your home for Spring, injecting a new sense of energy into the space and here are ten ways to do just that from the budget to the more minted:
Update your cushions
Cushions are a great way adding some Spring energy to an otherwise tired sofa. Thankfully, if you’re just looking at getting some new covers in this can be quite a cost effective way of giving your living room a new lease of life. According to House Beautiful ice cream colours are going to be a big trend over the coming months so look out for any cushion covers that scream gelato at you!
Praise be chalk paint! The wonderful cheat that can bring any bit of old furniture back from the dead. Painting furniture with chalk paint is relatively quick, easy and forgiving so if you’re kitchen chairs look like they’ve seen better days (like mine!) then get busy with the chalk paint. Here’s a great guide on how to paint with chalk paint.
Have a declutter
Hear this now, there is nothing more cost effective than having a declutter in the quest to make space in your home and make it look all nice and shiny again this Spring. Get brutal with those surfaces and be critical of everything. Apply the question “does it bring my joy” to everything and if it doesn’t then send it off to the charity shop!
Introduce an accent wall
Another great way of giving a room a face lift with minimal effort, be bold and introduce an accent wall! You might choose to go with paint or for some serious impact go for some statement wallpaper….I hear geometrics are all the rage this coming season.
Add some greenery to your home
If you can’t get enough of the promise of Spring outside, then bring some of it indoors. Plants are an amazing way of bringing life – quite literally – into your home – Apartment Therapy says looks for plants with flashes of colour and vibrant, patterned foliage to be in the know.
Get your carpets cleaned
Stained and mucky looking carpets can really make a house look tired. You wouldn’t believe the difference it can make just simply giving your carpets a jolly good clean. Why not order some carpet cleaning products and undertake a deep clean of your carpets to refresh the look of your home and rooms?
Splash some cash
Splurge on some new bedding
If your bedding is looking a bit of tired and you’ve been meaning to get in an upgrade then Spring is the perfect time to do so. You spend a lot of time in your bed so this will be a worthwhile investment I promise.
Invest in some new flooring
Does your flooring look like it’s played host to the F1 of late? If so then perhaps it’s time to bite the bullet and get your floor up-to-date. Solid wood flooring is not only stylish but also durable. Keep on trend with espresso, blonde, honey, grey and whitewashed shades.
Acquire a statement light fixture
A great statement light fixture can literally transform a whole room. Look for something that’s going to make a big visual impact but that is also playful and stylish at the same time.
Change up your curtains
If your curtains are dark and heavy and feel at odds with the energy of Spring time, then consider swapping them out for a more light and breezy counterpart. Curtains can make a huge difference to how a space looks and feels so investing in some Spring/Summer curtains is definitely an option worth considering.
Exchange your dinner plates
If your dinner plates are now looking chipped, scratched and generally tired now you can actually see them in the longer, lighter days, then consider a Spring upgrade. We just recently bought a new set from Dunelm – our go to for tableware and they have some lovely Scandi inspired designs there at the moment.
So there you have it, 10 ways to update your home for Spring. Are you considering doing any of the above? Or perhaps you have your own suggestions to share? Do leave a comment below.
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