Freshen up your home for spring

February 6, 2014 Comments Off on Freshen up your home for spring

With spring just around the corner, now is the time to think about getting your house in order. Everybody has heard of a ‘spring clean’, but there are other things you can do to ensure your home is brighter and more organised this season.

 Here are some top tips to give your home a spring makeover.

 Preparing the garden

 Man in Business Attire Raking Soil --- Image by © Royalty-Free/CorbisOne of the main things we associate with spring is fresh blooming flowers, so what better place to start than with garden design ideas?

 If you’re thinking of planting plenty of flowers ready for spring, you’ll need to plan ahead. You’ll need to find out which flowers grow well together and how much sunlight they will need.

 There may be insects you need to worry about too, so it definitely helps to do as much research as possible before you rush out and buy any plants.

 You can also update your garden furniture in time for spring. Focus on bamboo or wooden style furniture if you can, as those are the leading trends at the moment.

 Décor on a budget – Fresh fruit and fresh flowers

7382678_f496If you’re looking for money saving ideas to create a fresh new look, fresh fruit and flowers could be the answer. Both of these add a little colour and life to dull parts of a room. You don’t have to stick to using a fruit bowl either. You can create unique fruit displays by filling clear vases.

You can place fresh flowers in most rooms of the house. To brighten up the kitchen, why not invest in small window displays? You can also purchase small green shrubberies or herbs that can be grown on the windowsill.

Pay attention to furnishings

t-Eloise-bedding-mainIf you don’t have a lot of money to spend on updating the home for spring, focus on updating the soft furnishings, such as the cushions, throws and curtains.

Swap those thick curtains for thin draperies. Invest in bright, floral cushion covers and take off that thick sofa throw or replace it with a lighter, brighter material. It’s amazing just how much of a difference the soft furnishings can make to the look and feel of a room.

These three tips will help you to completely transform your home. Many people mistakenly think they have to spend a fortune in order to get their home ready for a new season, but focusing on the small things often makes the biggest difference. 

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