This winter has felt very long and I for one, am very excited about springing into Spring. Here are a few ideas to help you spruce up your home and get that Spring feeling;
1. Clean the Windows
Let a little sun shine in. Clean your windows inside and outside to frame all that springtime green. For an easy homemade glass cleaner, mix equal parts distilled white vinegar and water, pour into a reusable spray bottle.
No matter how wonderful your design skills or refined your tastes, clutter detracts from the overall function and beauty of your space. Box it up, bag it up, sell it, or donate it. It’s time to clear your mind by clearing some space.
Simple accessories like new towels in the bathroom, new pillows on the bed, new scatter cushions or floor rug can change the vibe of an entire room (and change your mood). Try www.overstock.com for a great range of reasonably priced homeware.
4. Replace Hardware
Replacing knobs and drawer pulls on kitchen cabinets or a bathroom vanity unit is an easy way to update a look quickly. For a more coordinated look, match the finishes between door knobs, hinges, knobs, pulls, and other hardware like faucets, towel bars, and robe hooks. These Please has a great range to choose from www.theseplease.co.uk
5. Invite nature in
Whether you grow plants, have a window-sill herb garden, or just arrange a few fresh cut flowers, adding a bit of nature in the form of flowers or foliage is a quick way to spruce things up. Even better if you can get them delivered directly to your door www.freddiesflowers.com
6. Reorganise Wardrobes
Almost everyone hates to do it, but cleaning out wardrobes is nearly a rite of spring. Focus on one wardrobe at a time — decluttering, cleaning, and organizing as you go. Trust me, Monday mornings won’t seem nearly so bad when you’re facing a meticulously organized wardrobe.
7. Paint It
Repainting is a simple way to get big design bang for your buck. Paint can update old furniture; brighten a room; or freshen up a front door or window trim. Choose timeless and coordinating (not necessarily matching) colors for a professional look.
8. Rearrange and Refresh
Sometimes sprucing up is as simple as rearranging what you already own. Rethink rooms and reconfigure furniture. Decorate subtly around a theme, bring in accent pieces from other rooms, and don’t be afraid to experiment with an eclectic mix of periods and styles.
9. Create a Picture
Putting together mismatching art work on one feature wall or on a stair wall can create a stylish talking point. I find ebay is great for buying pieces of art big and small without spending a fortune. Painting the frame it comes in or getting a picture reframed can take it from being uninteresting to exceptional.
10. Choose One High-Profile Project
If you decide to splurge on a single item, make sure it’s high-profile. Investments in good paint, a deluxe area rug, one professionally reupholstered chair, or luxurious bed linens will set the stage for the rest of your more frugal spruce-up ideas. Anchored by one high-profile project, all the smaller details will shine more brightly.
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