Don your best Game of Thrones voice, Spring is coming. Officially we’ve got another two weeks or so to wait, but there’s signs popping up already. We’ve already had a week of extraordinarily beautiful weather in February, and there’s daffodils and tulips popping up all over the place. Magnolia is even already coming out!
It seems a lot of us like to give our home a little freshen up for Spring. Whether for you that just means a little clearout, tidying up or something more, today I’ve got a few tips on how you can update your home for Spring.
Clean it up outside
There’s a reason why we see so many people out in their gardens at the first signs of sunshine, we don’t know how long it’s going to stick around for! I have been totally slacking on my gardens; both my front and back lawns need mowing, and a bit more tidying up is needed. I’ve already pruned things back, but there’s a good few hours to go before it’s all looking presentable again.
One of the plans I’ve got for the house this year is creating more of a seating area in our garden. We have one down at the bottom, but it’s on a slope so isn’t the most practical or comfortable space. I want to get a proper garden sofa to go alongside my metal and bamboo chairs and get a comfortable space I can really enjoy in the summer.
Have a clearout
I wrote last week on how to keep on top of cleaning, but it’s time to take it one further for a good Spring clean. Think about all the jobs you’ve probably neglected over winter. Give the windows a good clean so the light can come in. Clean out the washing machine, and wash all your throws and cushion covers. Hoover under the sofa cushions, and clear out the wardrobes. You get the picture!
Add some colour
Spring is the perfect time to add a pop of colour to your interiors, so why not try the Pantone colour of the year? You can go as small or big as you like with this one; brands are bringing out all sorts of decor pieces as well as furniture in this peachy hue. If you do go small, perhaps try out a couple items to give it more of a cohesive feel.
Get the look :
Have a rearrange and refresh
There’s nothing that makes a room feel brand new to me than giving it a little shuffle around. I move furniture around so often that Kane doesn’t even bother to comment on it anymore. Perhaps clear away some clutter and open the space up a bit more. I know there’s really a couple pieces I could do with changing up, but I love the furniture too much to get rid of them.
Add some life
It goes without saying, one of the best things about spring is all the new life around. I love it in my garden, but I need to bring some outside in too. Treat yourself to some fresh blooms every week (when tulips are £2 a bunch, there’s no excuse), and add a couple new plants into the mix. If you’re not green fingered or want something longer lasting, there’s some amazing faux options out there.